Robertson Starts Oil Kings Rally

Matthew Robertson (Edmonton Oil Kings)

Matthew Robertson had a primary assist on his Edmonton Oil King’s first goal as they rallied from down 2-0 with three unanswered goals to earn a 3-2 win over the Saskatoon Blades. in the second period, Robertson set up Jalen Luypen to get the Oil Kings going.

For Robertson, the assist gives him a 10-20-30 season total, tops among the Ranger’s North American prospects. Since the start of 202o Robertson is 2-7-9 in 11 games as the Oil Kings pulled even in points with the Portland Winterhawks for the best record in the WHL.

Tyler Wall stopped 30 out of 32 shots as his 12th-ranked UMass-Lowell River Hawks played to a 2-2 overtime tie with the Boston University Terriers. About the biggest difference between Friday and Saturday was that the River Hawks stayed completely out of the penalty box.

Wall is now 13-5-5 on the season with a 2.06 goals against (11th NCAA) and a 0.934 save percentage (Tied 6th NCAA).

Tyler Nanne (Minnesota Golden Gophers)

Tyler Nanne was scoreless on one shot with one blocked shot as his Minnesota Golden Gophers upset sixth-ranked Ohio State 4-1. The Gophers earned the weekend sweep of Ohio State to improve their season to 10-10-4 thanks to their third straight win.

Nico Gross had a secondary assist as his Oshawa Generals defeated the Kingston Frontenacs 7-4 in a game shown on the NHL Network. Gross earned his assist on the General’s final goal of the game at 18:11 of the third period.

Nico set a new career-high in points with his assist as he is now 7-14-21 on the season.

Morgan Barron was scoreless with no shots and was 6-4 on faceoffs as his top-ranked Cornell Big Red scored with just 1:56 remaining in the third period to earn a 1-1 overtime tie with Harvard University.

If you were looking for something noticeable about this game, then it has to be in the final minute of regulation, Barron was the guy taking the offensive zone faceoffs. It is rather interesting to be using your leading scorer and power forward instead of your number one center.

Zac Jones was scoreless as his seventh-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen played to a 1-1 overtime tie with the New Hampshire Wildcats. Jones was credited with five shots as the Minutemen settled for one point from the two-game series.

Simon Kjellberg was scoreless with no shots as his Rensselaer Engineers played to a 1-1 overtime tie with Union College in ECAC action. The Engineers wind up with three out of four points in the two games played this week.

K’Andre Miller was scoreless as he got an early exit from his Wisconsin Badger’s 5-2 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Miller was hit with a misconduct penalty at 15:39 of the third period after teammate Dylan Hollaway was called for tripping.

Best guess is Miller did not say “great call refs, great call you are the best” and the ref’s feelings were hurt. Seriously I am liking Miller’s play more and more despite not scoring as he was a -1 on three shots but also blocked two more shots tonight.

Exhibition Hockey
Eric Cicolini and his Michigan Wolverines played host to the US Under-18 Team in an exhibition game with Team USA coming away a 4-1 winner. Ciccolini had the primary assist on the Wolverines’ only goal, a power-play marker at 19:01 of the third period.

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