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Rangers Prospects Watch: Oct. 30-Nov. 5

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Here's a look at some of the upcoming games involving Rangers prospects from Oct. 30- Nov. 5:


Games of Oct. 30

Brodie Dupont puts his 10-game point-scoring streak on the line when he leads the Calgary Hitmen into Medicine Hat for a tilt with the Tigers. During the streak, the bulky pivot has notched eight goals and seven assists for 15 points, and on the season, he has 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 16 games. In his only match vs. the Tigers on Oct. 14, Dupont recorded a two-point game with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss. Calgary currently trails Medicine Hat by seven points in the Central Division.

Games of Nov. 1

The Portland Winter Hawks and Michael Sauer travel to Spokane to face the Chiefs. The two U.S. Division rivals met on Oct. 10, and Sauer recorded a two-point game in a 6-4 loss with a goal and an assist. Sauer, the Rangers second round draft choice selected 40th overall in the 2005 NHL entry draft, is best known as an intelligent, shutdown defenseman, yet in 13 games, he has notched three goals and three assists for six points. This game is key as the Winter Hawks attempt to leapfrog over the Chiefs out of the cellar.

Games of Nov. 2

Hillier
Ryan Hillier (pictured) and the Halifax Mooseheads host the Lewiston MAINEiacs, who hope to have their captain Marc-Andre Cliche back after he crashed head first into the boards on Oct. 28. Should Cliche return, it will be the first meeting of the season for these two Rangers prospects, both of whom have really turned it on of late. Hillier currently boasts a three-game goal scoring streak, and currently has nine goals and three assists for 12 points in 17 games along with 23 penalty minutes. Cliche, meanwhile, had just turned in a three-point performance the game before he got hurt. He was named first star on that night, scoring a goal and two assists, and in 14 games, has notched eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points with 12 penalty minutes. The last time these two teams met was in the playoffs, when Halifax ousted Lewiston.

Games of Nov. 3

Sanguinetti
Teammates last year as part of the Owen Sound Attack's defensive corps, Bobby Sanguinetti (pictured) faces off against Trevor Koverko, now with the Oshawa Generals, in an emotional between two friends. Sanguinetti has gotten off to a well-documented start with the Attack, currently leading the OHL with eight goals. Koverko, meanwhile, once known only for his punishing hits and gritty play, has showed a flair for putting up points, recording six assists while wearing the "A" for Oshawa. Meanwhile, in the college ranks, Ken Roche and Billy Ryan return to action looking to warm themselves up for tomorrow night's match between one another. The Boston University Terriers travel to Lowell, with Roche will look to continue to average over a point a game. Ryan, meanwhile, has been incredibly clutch for the Main Black Bears, who are without Rangers prospect Greg Moore for the first time in four years

Games of Nov. 4

After facing off against separate teams last night, the two hottest college prospects in the Rangers system meet face to face as the Maine Black Bears travel to Boston University to take on the Terriers. Thus far this season, Roche has two goals and three assists for five points in four contests. Ryan has five points as well, as he has recorded one goal and four assists in six games.

Games of Nov. 5

A repeat grudge match between Hillier's Halifx Mooseheads and Cliche's Lewiston MAINEiacs highlights tonight's match-ups. Just three nights after facing one another, emotions should be running wild with both teams riled up. As far as Hillier and Cliche are concerned, it will be another battle for bragging rights in the coming months and years together as Blueshirts.
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