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HAWK’S VIEW – MOSES ARRIVES IN THE LAND WITH PROMISE

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Voice of the CT Whale

Among the three most recent additions to the Whale roster, two, forward Andrew Yogan and defenseman Peter Ceresnak, were both Ranger draft picks and had been on the organization’s radar screen for at least a year.  The other, winger Steve Moses, though, was somewhat of an unknown commodity when he joined the Whale last week.

Early reviews are quite positive, however, for Moses, a Leominster, MA native who suited up for his first two pro games this past Saturday against Providence and Sunday at Bridgeport, after finishing a four-year career at the University of New Hampshire.

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THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG…YOGAN SIGNED

yoganAndrew Yogan signed a contract with the New York Rangers today and he’s more than just a little likely to start next season in Hartford with the Whale. Yogan had just signed an Amateur Try-Out contract last week after completing his season with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL.

 (Photo courtesy of NY Rangers

While he is yet to score in his three games, he did manage to get himself ousted from yesterday’s battle with the Sound Tigers with a five minute boarding major and a game misconduct.

Yogan is a big boy. He’s 6’3 and 203 pounds and really wants to make it to the next level. If his effort on the ice in the limited run is any indication, that could possibly happen.

Here’s the release from the Rangers.

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SPOTLIGHT: TOMMY GRANT

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

Large green letters on a bed sheet at the XL Center on Sunday read: Tommy 10 Terrific.

Terrific, indeed.

For most of the season, Tommy Grant, who wears No. 10, has been part of the Connecticut Whale’s “energy line” with another second-year pro, center Kelsey Tessier, and rookie wing Scott Tanski. Whenever the Whale needed a lift, coach Ken Gernander didn’t hesitate to send out the gritty, inexperienced trio, as they’re all mature beyond their years.

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RANGERS DRAFT PICKS SIGN WITH WHALE

Connecticut WhaleWHALE SIGN PAIR OF RANGER DRAFT PICKS TO ATOs

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Forward Andrew Yogan, Defenseman Peter Ceresnak Added from OHL Peterborough

Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Andrew Yogan and defenseman Peter Ceresnak to Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreements.

BABY RANGERS COME UP SHORT IN TRAVERSE FINAL

BY: Bruce Berlet

The New York Rangers prospects team felt it had a lot more to do and give Wednesday night after a lackluster effort during most of an overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in their robin-round finale Tuesday afternoon.

The Rangers didn’t consistently have the speed, grit and play making that they had shown in convincing wins over the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, and there would be no better time to atone for the unimpressive performance than against the Buffalo Sabres in the championship game of the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.

SIGNINGS IN HARTFORD

Connecticut WhaleWHALE SIGN FORWARDS ANDREW YOGAN AND SHAYNE WIEBE TO ATOs

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Join AHL Club from Major Junior Ranks

HARTFORD, CT: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has signed forwards Andrew Yogan and Shayne Wiebe to Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreements.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The XL Center could have made some serious money selling programs Tuesday if Connecticut Whale practice was open to the public.

Coach Ken Gernander and assistants J.J. Daignault and Pat Boller were in scramble mode again thanks to a plethora of injuries and illness that had a substitute goalie in one net and two defensemen playing forward with a junior player rehabbing with the Whale after offseason shoulder surgery.

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TRAVERSE CITY DAY THREE

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New York Rangers fall to Minnesota Wild, 5-4

The New York Rangers prospects were defeated by the Minnesota Wild prospects, 5-4, in their third and final round-robin game of the 2010 Traverse City Prospects Tournament today in Traverse City, Michigan.

Center  Kelsey Tessier led the Rangers offense with a goal and an assist, while Alternate Captain Evgeny Grachev, Ethan Werek and Andrew Yogan each contributed goals, as well.  Captain Ryan McDonagh, Brandon Manning and Sam Klassen all added assists and Dylan McIlrath recorded a plus-three rating on the afternoon.  Goaltender Cam Talbot turned aside 22 shots in the contest.

“Stepan and Grachev continued to play well and provide offense, and McDonagh and McIlrath continued to be the solid two on defense, so we’ll keep them together (tomorrow). One kid who really stepped up in this game is a player we just signed for the AHL, Kelsey Tessier. He came up with a big goal and a big assist.”

The New York Rangers prospects next take the ice tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15 in the fifth-sixth place game at 2:30pm ET, against the loser of tonight’s Detroit v St. Louis game.