McColgan, Noreau, Ceresnak have until June 1 to sign

Although our attention is rightfully on Game Five today, there is one small item that will require Glen Sather’s attention this week. A trio of 2011 draft picks have until June 1 to sign, or else they will become UFAs and free to sign elsewhere. Shane McColgan (4th), Sam Noreau (6th), and Peter Ceresnak (7th) are the three prospects that…

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USA destroys Slovakia, advances to medal round

J.T. Miller Team USA routed Peter Ceresnak and Team Slovakia by a score of 9-3, propelling USA to the medal round and eliminating Slovakia from competition. Miller finished the contests with two assists, 2 PIMs, a +2 rating, three shots on goal, and 14 face offs won (out of 18 total). Peter Ceresnak finished the contest with an assist and…

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Ceresnak nets OT winner for Slovakia

Peter Ceresnak continued his strong play in the WJC, netting the overtime winner in today’s 2-1 victory over Germany. Slovakia will play the USA next on New Year’s Eve, and the winner will advance to the medal round. In addition to the overtime winner, Ceresnak finished with five shots on goal and an even rating. Ceresnak’s goal was on the…

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Ceresnak and Slovakia fall to 0-1-1 in pool play

Peter Ceresnak and Slovakia were handed their second loss –their first in regulation– this morning when they lost to Canada by a score of 6-3. Slovakia jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Canada stormed back with four goals in the second and never looked back. Ceresnak was held off the board (not uncommon for the…

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Ceresnak and Slovakia fall to Russia in OT of WJC opener

For those that are off this week, you will be treated to a lot of hockey, as the 2013 World Junior Championships are underway from Ufa, Russia. The Rangers have two prospects playing in the tournament: J.T. Miller for the USA and Peter Ceresnak for Slovakia. Ceresnak and Slovakia surprised a lot of people this morning, as they took Russia…

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Around the Farm: Fast, Lindberg have quiet nights

Jesper Fast (HV71) and Oscar Lindberg (Skellefteå AIK) were unable to build momentum stemming from their multi-point night just two days ago. Fast was held pointless in a 3-1 loss to Modo, while Lindberg was held off the board in a 5-3 win over Brynäs. Despite being held pointless, Lindberg is still one of the top scorers in league with…

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Where the defense prospects stand

Before Friday’s draft it’s a good idea to take stock of what the Rangers already have in the system.  If New York follows suit, then the Blueshirts will pick the best player available regardless of position.  However, it’s worth evaluating where the team’s strengths lie. Kevin evaluated the forwards, so let’s look at the defense. Tim Erixon Erixon has been…

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J.T. Miller to join Connecticut for playoff push (Update: Ceresnak released from ATO)

Per Larry Brooks, Rangers 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller will join the Connecticut Whale for their playoff push this week. Miller joins fellow CHL prospects Shane McColgan, Christian Thomas, Andrew Yogan, and Peter Ceresnak on the Whale, all with ATO’s. Of the group, only Ceresnak does not have a professional contract with the Rangers organization. In 62 games with…

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Yogan/Ceresnak join Connecticut; Girardi is Masterton nominee

Two little tidbits hit the news waves this morning. First, as said here on Monday, Rangers prospects Andrew Yogan and Peter Ceresnak have officially joined the Connecticut Whale. Both are on ATO’s, which means that Ceresnak can return to the OHL next year. Yogan is playing for his Rangers career, and will need to earn an entry level contract. The…

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Andrew Yogan and Peter Ceresnak expected to join Connecticut this week

Good friend of the blog and owner/operator of The Prospect Park Jess Rubenstein has shared with us that Rangers prospects Andrew Yogan (4th round, 2010), and Peter Ceresnak (6th round, 2011) are expected to join the Connecticut Whale later this week. Yogan (C) and Ceresnak (RD) were teammates this season with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL. Yogan, in his…

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