Dowzak Advances; Grachev Falls

This occured over the weekend, but due to Mother’s Day, we were unable to post until this morning. Evgeny Grachev, sitting out his second game in a row with the flu, watched his Brampton Battalion lose Game 5 in OT. Brampton lost the series 4-1. Meanwhile, Tysen Dowzak and his Kelowna Rockets won Game 6 in similarly OT dramatic fashion…

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Dowzak, Kelowna, Drop Second Straight

As per BSB regular Rick in Boston: Kelowna drops their second straight, 6-1. Dowzak doesn’t get on the scoresheet and is -1 for the game. Kelowna is still up 3-2 in the series, but has been dominated in the past two games by the Calgary Hitmen. The Rockets have no momentum, and will need to stop the bleeding in Game…

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Brampton Loses Without Grachev

Rangers prospect Evgeny Grachev sat out Game 4 of the OHL Finals, with what The Prospect Park has said to be flu-like symptoms. Without Grachev, the Battalion dropped Game 4, and are now down 3-1 to Windsor. As for Tysen Dowzak and his Kelowna Rockets, they couldn’t close out the WHL Finals last night, losing to Calgary 6-2. Dowzak had…

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Brampton Gets One Away From Home, Kelowna One Away From Memorial Cup

Well, Evgeny Grachev’s Brampton Battalion have at least avoided a sweep, and Grachev avoided going pointless in the series, picking up an assist and +2 last night. That leaves him 0-1-1 and -2 so far for the series. Brampton, down 2-1, will try to even the series Wednesday. Although Grachev is struggling in this series, he is still 11-14-25 and…

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Juniors Playoff Update

Game 2 of the OHL Finals saw more of the same from Rangers’ prospect Evgeny Grachev: no points, -2, and a loss. That leaves Grachev, the Rangers’ 3rd round pick from 2008, at no points and a -4 so far in this series, which his Battalion now trail 2-0. As for Tysen Dowzak and the WHL Finals, Dowzak had an…

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Canadian Juniors Playoff Update

As per BSBer Rick in Boston: Evgeny Grachev’s Battalion were shelled 10-1 by the Windsor Spitfires in Game 1 of the OHL Finals. Grachev was a -2 on the night according to the OHL’s scoresheet. Game 2 will be Friday. According to the Battalion’s website, Grachev started the game skating on Cody Hodgson’s line – Hodgson is one of Vancouver’s…

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So, What’s Left to Watch?

So, with the Rangers’ season over, and the Wolfpack’s season over, what else is left to watch? Well, aside from the rest of the NHL playoffs (if you can stand Versus coverage), which is setting up to have some spectacular matchups, and some Yankee baseball, you can follow two Ranger prospects compete for the Memorial Cup (Canadian Juniors Championship). H/T…

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Grachev Named Top Rookie

Today, the OHL announced that Ranger prospect Evgeny Grachev has been awarded the Emms Family Trophy as the OHL’s top rookie. Grachev, 19, finished his rookie campaign with 40 goals and 40 assists in 60 games, finishing with an astounding +48. This award is just one of many awards won by Grachev, who was named the Rookie of the Month…

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Profile: Evgeny Grachev

Grachev, currently with the Brampton Battalion of the OHL, was the Rangers 3rd round pick, #75 overall, in the 2008 NHL draft. His stock is quickly growing, due to his outstanding play with the Battalion (39 GP, 27 G, 26 A, 53 Pts, OHL rookie of the month in November), and he currently sits in the top 5 Rangers prospects…

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Rangers’ Prospect Update

I (mostly) cover Yankees’ prospects over at RAB, so talking about minor leaguers is familiar territory for me. I thought it would be cool to bring some of that flavor here since the Rangers still have one more off day before they meet up with the Caps in DC. The Wolfpack are currently 16-14-4, tied for third in the AHL’s…

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