Kicking Around the Minors: USHL Hosts Prospects Game

A look at some of the happenings around the hockey world at the minors, collegiate, and junior levels:

*The USHL/NHL Top Prospects game was held on Tuesday night, the East prospects taking down the West, 6-2.

*Ross Colton was the MVP for Team East, scoring three goals and assisting on two others. Colton, a University of Vermont commit, has 33 points in 27 games for Cedar Rapids. Wade Allison, a Western Michigan commit, had a goal and an assist to earn honors for the West. He has 13 goals and 17 points in 32 games for Tri-City.

*Michael O’Leary (Dubuque) had a goal and three assists for Team East.

*Hingham, Mass. native Luke McInnis scored an empty-net goal with 1:18 left in the game. McInnis is the son of former Bruin Marty McInnis. He is committed to BC, where his father played.

*Other players representing New England in the game included Matt Filipe (Lynnfield, Mass./Northeastern), John Leonard (Amherst, Mass./UMass), Matt Gosiewski (Wilton, Conn./Harvard), Jake Ryczek (Ludlow, Mass./Providence), Matt Steeves (Bedford, N.H./Notre Dame), and Jack Adams (Boxford, Mass./Princeton).

Three Stars

*Sam Vigneault, Clarkson University. Vigneault scored two goals in Clarkson’s 3-1 win over St. Lawrence. The sophomore forward leads Clarkson with eight goals and 16 points for the Golden Knights (9-9-2).

*Antoine Samuel, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL). Samuel made 37 saves on 39 shots to lead Baie-Comeau to a 3-2 win over Chicoutimi. The 18-year-old netminder has a .920 save percentage in five games since being traded from Shawinigan.

*Kody McDonald, Prince George (WHL). McDonald scored three goals in Prince George’s 6-2 win over Seattle. He now has 11 goals this season, surpassing his total from 2014-15, his rookie season in the WHL, when he scored nine goals.


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