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Rangers Prospect Weekly Review No. 5

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
· A Look at the Week Ahead

· Daily Prospect Updates

Week of Nov. 6-12

Sanguinetti
Bobby Sanguinetti - The New Jersey native rediscovered his early season offensive form, led by a two-goal performance on Nov. 8 that earned him first star honors. Sanguinetti opened the scoring with an unassisted power play goal at 13:35 of the first period and then notched the game-winning goal with 8:11 remaining in the third period as the Attack defeated Barrie 6-4 at home. Later in the week, the blueliner notched a pair of assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to Saginaw, with the second of his assists coming with 5:06 remaining to force overtime. Sanguinetti now ranks first in goals in the OHL amongst defenseman with 12, is tied for second with 22 points and currently averages more than a point-per-game.

Pyatt
Tom Pyatt -- Pyatt continued his remarkable start to the season as he now ranks second in the league in goals (19) and plus minus (plus-19) and first in short-handed goals (3) and game-winning goals (6). The skilled center started his big week off by scoring a goal on Nov. 9 at 13:15 of the first period in the Spirit's 8-3 victory at Toronto. And while he didn't record any points in regulation vs. Owen Sound on Nov. 11, he scored as Saginaw's first shooter in the shootout as his team went on to win 5-4. Pyatt saved his best for last, notching a pair of goals and a shorthanded assist in a 7-2 victory on Nov. 12 over Brampton.

Ryan Hillier -- This past summer's third-round draft choice had a strong week, highlighted by a three-point performance on Nov. 11 against Saint John that earned him first star honors. All of Hillier's points came in the first period while on the power play. The left wing tallied his 10th goal of the season at 8:19, before picking up the second assist on a goal at the 15:53 mark. Hiller then notched another goal at 16:50 of the first to put the Mooseheads ahead 3-2. Halifax went on to win the game by a score of 6-5.

Marc-Andre Cliche -- Cliche continued to pile on the points last week. On Nov. 7 against Acadie-Bathurst, he assisted on the game-winner at 2:12 of overtime, and hefollowed that performance up with a multi-point game in the MAINEiacs 5-4 victory over PEI Nov. 10. In that game, he notched a goal with one second remaining in the first period before picking up an assist on Lewiston's next goal. Finally, in his most dominating performance, Cliche was named the first star of the game in a rematch against PEI on Nov. 11, tallying a goal and two assists. He tallied a goal in the first and an assist in the second before providing the game-winning assist at 7:06 of the third.

Brodie Dupont -- The gutsy center maintained his strong play for Calgary. On Nov. 8, he had the primary assist on his team's lone goal of the night before being assessed a fighting major with 39 seconds remaining in the game. He then earned second star honors in a rousing 8-1 victory on Nov. 11 over Prince Albert, when he had two goals, an assist and finished with a plus-3 evening. Dupont notched his first goal of the evening with 1:43 left in the opening period before 14th goal of the season in the second period while on the power play. Dupont tallied his third point with a primary assist midway through the third frame.

Eric Hunter -- Hunter had a primary assist in back-to-back games against Kelowna, as the two teams split a pair of games at Prince George. The Prince George captain has four goals and 10 assists along with a whopping 73 penalty minutes in 20 games to date.

Darin Olver -- The senior center was named the game's third star in Northern Michigan's 3-2 victory over Alaska-Fairbanks on Nov. 10. He scored an important goal just eight seconds after Alaska-Fairbanks had taken a 1-0 lead which provided the impetus for the Wildcats' victory. Olver recorded a primary assist on the game's opening goal just 24 seconds into the match the following night as Northern Michigan and Alaska Fairbanks skated to a 2-2 tie.

Ken Roche -- Roche turned in one of the great performances of his college career as he had a hat-trick and an assist in a 4-4 tie with New Hampshire. The center had a hand in every one of his team's goals and was named the No. 1 star of the game. Roche recorded his first point of the night with a primary assist just nine seconds in the second period before scoring three straight goals for his team in the third period. Remarkably, each one of his goals tied the game up after his Terrier team fell behind. His first goal of the night came unassisted at 3:13 of the final frame to tie the game at two apiece. He then notched a goal at 8:40 of the third to tie the game 3-3 before netting a clutch goal with only 1:02 remaining in the game to give him a hat trick and his team the tie. In seven games this season, Roche has five goals and four assists for nine points and seven penalty minutes.

Dylan Reese -- It was an up and down week for Harvard that saw Reese puck up a pair of goals in three games. After being held without a point in the Crimson's shocking 4-0 victory over third ranked Boston College, the Harvard captain scored his second goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to Cornell on Nov. 10. The next night, Reese scored his third goal of the season and the team's fourth in a 4-1 victory over Colgate.

Billy Ryan -- Ryan notched the primary-assist on the top ranked Blackbears game-winning goal over UMass Lowell on Nov. 10. In eight games, the junior center has one goal and five assists for seven points and two penalty minutes.
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