Category: Around the Farm

2014 WJC: Buchnevich notches assists in win; Skjei strong in win

Both Ranger prospects participating in the 2014 World Junior Championships contributed to their teams victories this afternoon. Pavel Buchnevich (2013 3rd) had 2 assists and 4 PIMs in Russia’s 11-0 blowout of Norway. Brady Skjei was a +1 USA’s 5-1 win over the Czech Republic.

Skjei, who got comparisons to Ryan McDonagh on the air during the game, is a very fluid skater who is rarely out of position on defense. He kept his game very simple, putting pucks on net when he had the chance (the 4th USA goal came off a rebound from a shot of his that was deflected). The Rangers, according to the announce team, have been very happy that Skjei has been developing in the McDonagh mold. If you remember, McDonagh was not a noted scorer in college either.

The Russia game was not televised.

Around the farm: Struggling Pack routed by Providence

* Just a note: I know that I’ve said I will get these out daily. Had a bit of a rough start to the month. Luckily the Euro prospects are all on break. Will continue to try to get these out as much as possible.

The Hartford Wolf Pack are certainly struggling. After starting the season with five straight wins, the Pack have dropping to 7-5-0-2, including a 0-3-0-1 run. While this can be expected, since the team lost two top players (Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller) and its starting goalie (Cam Talbot), the past two games against Providence have been downright embarrassing. Two nights ago, the Pack lost 8-5, and last night they lost 6-0. This is a team that needs to take a step back and re-find its identity.

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Around the Farm: Fast injured in Pack loss

Jesper Fast left last night’s game with the Hartford Wolf Pack unable to put pressure on his right leg after falling in the corner in the first period. Fast did not return to the game (Pat Leonard later tweeted that the injury was a sprained ankle) as the Pack lost their second straight to Springfield by a score of 3-2. Danny Kristo and Stu Bickel scored for the Wolf Pack, with Aaron Johnson, Marek Hrivik, and Oscar Lindberg contributing assists.

  • Hartford Wolfpack (L 3-2)

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Around the Farm: McIlrath notches another goal in Pack shootout loss

Dylan McIlrath is starting to show why the Rangers drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft, as he notched his third goal of the season in Hartford’s 3-2 shootout loss to Springfield. McIlrath was never known for his scoring, but he is starting to put up points at an average of slightly below a point every other game. The Undertaker, as he is called, has also made significant strides in his defensive play while remaining a physical force on the blue line.

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Around the Farm: Allen, Kristo, Fast with multi-point nights in Wolfpack win

Danny Kristo (1 G, 2 A), Jesper Fast (2 A) and Connor Allen (1 G, 1 A) led the way for the Hartford Wolfpack tonight en route to a 5-3 win over Bridgeport. Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, and Micheal Haley also contributed with goals as the Pack improved to 7-2-0-1, tops in the Eastern Conference.

I apologize for the week hiatus with these. I’m trying to get them out daily, but sometimes life does get in the way.

  • Hartford Wolfpack (W 5-3)
    • Danny Kristo: 1 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +2
    • Oscar Lindberg: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Jesper Fast: 0 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Andrew Yogan: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Kyle Jean: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +2
    • Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Marek Hrivik: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Michael St. Croix: 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, Even
    • Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 1 A, 4 PIM, +1
    • Connor Allen: 1 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Tommy Hughes: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Jason Missiaen: 21 shots, 18 saves

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Around the Farm: Shorthanded Wolfpack drop first game of season

The Hartford Wolfpack, missing J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter, and Cam Talbot, lost their first regulation game of the season to the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-2. Danny Kristo and Kyle Jean scored for the Pack, while Michael St. Croix was held off the score sheet in his AHL debut. See below for the scoring lines for all prospects in action in the AHL, OHL, and QMJHL.

  • Hartford Wolfpack (L 4-2)
    • Danny Kristo: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Oscar Lindberg: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Andrew Yogan: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Kyle Jean: 1 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, +1
    • Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Marek Hrivik: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Michael St. Croix: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 1 A, 7 PIM, +1
    • Connor Allen: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Tommy Hughes: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Jason Missiaen: 30 shots, 26 saves

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Around the Farm: Spelling, Buchnevich held scoreless

Thomas Spelling (5th, 2012) and Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) were both held scoreless tonight in their games in Hockeyligaen and the KHL, respectively. Shift time was not available for Spelling, but Buchnevich played a shade under 15 minutes as a rookie on a poor Severstal squad. Buchnevich’s team may be bad, but the kid has looked good and is getting invaluable experience as a third line player in the KHL as an 18-year-old.

  • Thomas Spelling (SønderjyskE, Hockeyligaen; W 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
  • Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; SOL 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even

Around the Farm: Conor Allen nets first pro goal as Pack stays unbeaten

Connor Allen, the last defenseman cut from the roster during preseason, notched his first professional goal last night in Hartford’s 3-2 win over Portland. Danny Kristo also scored in the contest, with his goal holding up as the game winner. The scoring lines from all prospects from the AHL, CHL, NCAA, and international play are below.

  • International
  • CHL
    • Troy Donnay (Erie Otters, OHL; W 6-2): 0 G, 1 A, 6 PIM, +3
    • Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay Ice, WHL; W 4-3): 31 shots, 28 saves
    • Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts, QMJHL; W 5-2): 1 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Ryan Graves (Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL; W 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +2
  • Hartford Wolfpack (SOW 4-3)
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Around the Farm: Hrivik, Kristo with goals as Hartford wins in a shootout

Sorry that the ATF is late, wasn’t able to get this done til now. This ATF covers last night’s games, and we will have one tomorrow afternoon to cover tonight’s games.

Danny Kristo notched his third goal of the year and Marek Hrivik netted his first of the year as the Hartford Wolfpack continued its strong start with a 4-3 shootout win over Manchester last night. Aaron Johnson scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game with just over five minutes left in regulation. Cam Talbot made 30 saves in the win. Check below for the scoring lines for all Ranger prospects in action last night, including NCAA, CHL, and international play.

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Around the Farm: Buchnevich with an assist in Severstal win

Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) contributed an assist on the game winning goal as Severstal collected the win, 2-1, over Neftekhimik. Buchnevich finished with a +1 rating as well. Calle Andersson was the only other prospect in action tonight, playing a strong defensive game in a 4-2 Malmo victory.

  • Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; W 2-1): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
  • Calle Andersson (Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan; W 4-2): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM,