Experience the excitement as the Rangers’ college prospects shine in November, adding a new dimension to the Blueshirts’ journey.
November is off to an exciting start for our NY Rangers’ college prospects, and here’s the lowdown on their recent performances. Blueshirts first-round pick Gabe Perreault, named Prospect of the Month for October, kept the momentum alive. Over the weekend, he was the star for the Boston College Eagles, notching three assists and showcasing his playmaking skills on the powerplay. He’s making waves in the NCAA scoring charts with a season total of 1-10-11 in eight games.
Perrault teammate and fellow Blueshirts prospect Drew Fortescue had a quieter weekend, but it happens.
Prospect Spotlight: November’s Standout Performances and Promising Futures:
Goaltender Hugo Ollas manned the net for Merrimack College Warriors, facing off against the University of Maine Black Bears. Despite stopping 20 of 22 shots, the Warriors faced a tough 2-1 loss.
Jaroslav Chmelar had a mixed weekend with the Providence College Friars, getting held scoreless in a 1-1 tie against Vermont Catamounts but bouncing back with a 1-0 win during the shootout. The Friars have the top spot in the Hockey East standings, and Chmelar leads the team with four goals and nine points.
2021 7th Round Pick Hank Kempf was a defensive force for the Cornell Big Red. Trusting him with a leadership role, he showcased his skills with solid defensive plays, three blocked shots, and a +2 rating in a 3-1 victory against Yale University Bulldogs. Keep an eye on this guy!
Zakary Karpa, captain of the Harvard Crimson, had an intense weekend, going 9-13 on faceoffs in a 4-4 tie against Princeton and facing a tough 6-0 defeat against Quinnipiac University. Brody Lamb and the Minnesota Golden Gophers had a stellar 5-1 victory against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, with Lamb impacting the second line. Saturday’s 3-3 tie saw him with one shot on goal. The Gophers are set for a showdown against Michigan next.
Noah Laba centered the top line for the Colorado College Tigers in the Battle for the Gold Pan against rival Denver Pioneers. While it wasn’t their weekend, Laba’s putting up a fight, and they’re ready to bounce back against the RedHawks from Miami, Ohio. Victor Mancini made a mark for the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, scoring his first NCAA goal in an overtime win against Western Michigan.
Montreal Canadiens prospect Land Hutson in North Dakota had a four-goal night in Boston University’s 5-4 overtime loss to third-ranked North Dakota on Saturday. Hutson scored in Friday’s 3-2 win, helping him secure Hockey East Player of the Week honors. Freshman and projected top 2024 NHL draft pick Mackin Celebrini recorded three assists over the weekend and has an NCAA-leading eight goals and 14 points in eight games.
Exciting times for our Rangers prospects! Stay tuned for more updates as they shine on the college hockey stage.