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RIOPEL TOPS ECHL

Riopel Named Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Ray Schmitt

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

PRINCETON, NJ – Nic Riopel of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Nov. 7-13.

The 22-year-old was 2-0-0 with a goals against average of 1.44 and a save percentage of .954 in two victories over South Carolina last week as the Road Warriors improved to 6-5-0 on the season.

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OF COURSE THEY GOT HIM…HE’S A LEGACY

New York RangersMaybe you’ll get the same feeling when you hear the full news on this, but when we heard the news that the New York Rangers made today in acquiring defenseman Tim Erixon, the son of one-time Ranger Jan Erixon, it just felt eerily like elements of Flounder and Pinto pledging to the Delta  Tau Chi fraternity in the film Animal House.

Flounder says, “No sweat. My (Father Jan) was a (Ranger). That makes me a legacy. They have to take me. It’s their law. Don’t worry.”

So the New York Rangers sent their two second round picks in the upcoming NHL draft in Minneapolis to the Calgary Flames and the team’s 2009 fifth round choice forward Roman Horak to get Erixon and a fifth round pick.

What makes this extremely strange is that the Rangers organization is extremely deep on defense and Horak is an offensive minded forward which the team is very low on.

This has the feeling that another move is coming that will see some defense leaving.

Okay, Since I’m acting like Bud Fox with my analysis of this situation,  we move on to Wall Street…

Gordon Gekko says, “Bright but not bright enough, Sherlock, roll the dice and play a little monopoly… what box would (Glen Sather) land on (to get himself a forward)?

That boys and girls is up to you to decide…

Here’s the official release:

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FIRST RANGERS TRADE OF THE OFF-SEASON

New York RHere is your typical example of one of those, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” sort of moves by the New York Rangers, as they again traded with Don Maloney and the Not-Ready-For-Winnipeg Coyotes…or the Blueshirt’s apparent West Coast affiliate if you so prefer. The Rangers sent unsigned forward Ethan Werek to the Coyotes for Swedish Elite League center Oscar Lindberg.

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

NY Rangers logoThe New York Rangers and Connecticut Whale have some players that will be coming and at least one who will be going.

Wednesday the Rangers announced that 2010 first round (10th overall) pick, defenseman Dylan McIlrath, ahs been signed to three-year entry level contract.

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RIOPEL EARNS GOALIE OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME

Greenville Road WarriorsPRINCETON, NJ – Nic Riopel of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 21-27. He also won the award for the week of Oct. 25-31.

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YOUNG GUYS REPRESENTING

FOUR RANGERS PROSPECTS TO PARTICIPATE

IN THE 2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque, Roman Horak, and Jesper Fasth

to represent their native country in the elite tournament

New York, December 22, 2010 – New York Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York.  The tournament will take place from December 26 – January 5.  This will be the second appearance for both players in the tournament, having captured the Gold Medal with Team USA last year. Continue reading