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Rangers Prospects Watch: Nov. 20-26

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
· Prospects Weekly Review

Here's a look at some of the upcoming games involving Rangers prospects from Nov. 20-26.

Games of Nov. 21

Two top-notch college prospects face off when Dylan Reese and the Harvard Crimson meet Ken Roche and the Boston University Terriers. In eight games this season, Reese has tallied four goals and one assist for five points and six penalty minutes from the blueline. Roche, meanwhile, has notched five goals and five assists for 10 points and six penalty minutes in nine games from his center position.

Games of Nov. 22

Tom Pyatt and Tomas Zaborsky (pictured) lead the Spirit against division rival Sault Ste. Marie. The last time Saginaw faced the Greyhounds, Pyatt provided the impetus for a victory, tallying the game-tying goal early in the third period before assisting on the game winner less than two minutes later. Zaborsky added the primary assist on that game-tying goal. The game will be Saginaw's first since Pyatt notched his 20th goal of the season late last week. His previous career high in goals is the 24 that he recorded in 58 games last season.

Games of Nov. 23

Brodie Dupont, currently ranked eighth in the WHL with 31 points, will face off against the Tri-City Americans in a battle of two evenly matched teams. The Hitmen are third in the Central Division with 31 points, while Tri-City is in second place in the US Division with 30 points. In their only meeting last season, Dupont tallied the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the game as the Hitmen shutout the Americans 2-0 on Feb. 11.

Games of Nov. 24

After facing one of the top scorers in the OHL in Pyatt two days earlier, Sault Ste. Marie faces off against one of the top scoring defenseman in Bobby Sanguinetti, who leads all blueliners in goals with 14. The two teams squared off in Owen Sound's home opener on Sept. 23, with the Attack prevailing by a score of 4-2. Sanguinetti notched a primary assist on the game's first goal scored by Marek Bartanus. Both teams currently rank third in their respective divisions.

Games of Nov. 25

This Saturday night marquee game features a lot of firepower, as Saginaw's Pyatt and Zaborsky host Bobby Sanguinetti (pictured), Dalyn Flatt and the Owen Sound Attack. In a 6-3 Spirit victory on Oct. 21, Pyatt notched the game-winning goal midway through the second before Zaborsky put the game out of reach early in the third with a goal of his own. The two squads played in an epic game on Nov. 11 with Saginaw once again proving victorious 5-4 in a shootout. Sanguinetti tallied a pair of power-play assists in the match, including the game-tying helper with 5:06 remaining in the game. On the other side, Pyatt was successful as the team's first shooter in the shootout although both he and Zaborsky were held off the scoresheet in regulation.

Games of Nov. 26

Marc-Andre Cliche and the Lewiston MAINEiacs travel to Victoriaville Tigres. Cliche enters the game leading his team with Cliche leads the team with 32 points on 14 goals and 18 assists in 24 games., and has been on a tear since being forced to miss a game with a head injury. The MAINEiac captain has been very successful vs. Victoriaville this season, having been named first star against them in a 4-1 Lewiston victory on Oct. 25. In that match, Cliche tallied a goal and two assists for three points.
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