How far will the Rangers get this season?

Win One Lose One Badly
A tale of two teams

Ryan Graves (Val d'Or Foreurs)
Posted by Jess Rubenstein
April 19, 2014 at 04:23 am

We are down to the Final Four in the 3 CHL leagues with 2 New York Ranger prospects left alive with both being defensemen. The question though is which of the 4 will make it to the 2014 Memorial Cup.

Ryan Graves (NYR 2013 4th) is perhaps the least known of the Ranger prospects but if I was going to bet on which prospect had the best chance to hoist the Memorial Cup then Graves is my pick. In game 1 of the QMJHL semifinals Graves and his Val-d'Or Foreurs were in Halifax to take on the Mooseheads.

At first it looked like Halifax was going to dominate this game grabbing an early 1-0 lead on an even strength goal at 6:02. The lead looked like it would last until the Foreurs tied the game up with an even strength goal of their own at 14:28. Exactly 3:10 later, Graves would earn a secondary assist on the Foreur's 2nd goal of the game giving them a lead they would not give up.

The Foreurs would go on to earn a 5-2 win to grab a 1-0 series lead and steal away home ice advantage from the Mooseheads. Graves had a night full of "1's" as he had the 1 assist on 1 shot and was a +1 with 1 hit and a minor penalty for elbowing. Graves assist was his 3rd point of the playoffs.

Game 2 of this series will be Saturday night in Halifax.

In the OHL, the Erie Otters with Troy Donnay (2012 NYR UFA) were on the road for game 2 of their OHL Western Conference Final against the Guelph Storm. This one was ugly as the Storm grabbed a 3-0 first period lead and cruised to a 7-2 win and a 2-0 series lead.

The Otters seem to have a goalie problem as game 1 starter Devin Williams was replaced by Oscar Dansk who gave up 7 in this loss. Donnay didn't score and was a -1  The series switches to Erie with the Otters facing a ton of questions starting with which goalie plays?

Game 3 will be Monday.


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