They were ranked 4A and 4B in Chicago Hockey Now’s Top 10 Blackhawks prospects. They’re backing it up by getting on the board pretty quickly.
After dropping their opener to Providence on Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines were paced by two Frank Nazar goals in a 5-4 victory Sunday to split with the #18 Friars.
A snipe from Frank! pic.twitter.com/eEPZSTFkAp
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) October 8, 2023
Oliver Moore, meanwhile, had his beauty of a goal caught at an incredible angle. He’d add an empty netter in the University of Minnesota‘s 5-2 exhibition win. Nope, it didn’t count in the standings but that void from Logan Cooley heading to the Desert seems to be a quite the spot for Moore.
This is art.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) October 9, 2023
Though it’s exhibition play for Moore, how fitting that the two who have been compared all offseason long played their own game of anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better. Minnesota and Michigan are not only Big 10 powers, but also national juggernauts, constantly in the conversation for national title aspirations.
Not to be forgotten, fellow prospect Sam Rinzel had three shots on goal in the Golden Gophers win.
A strong start for the Big 10 Blackhawks.
Blackhawks Double Take; Lardis Scores Two while Marcel To Miss Two Weeks
Deuces are wild as Nick Lardis also scored a couple goals, his with his OHL squad Brantford in the Bulldogs 5-2 victory. Not a bad way to start the season for the 2023 third-round pick who grew up idolizing Blackhawks legend Patrick Kane.
— Canadian Hockey League (@CHLHockey) October 8, 2023
Now for the bad news – Rockford announced that Marcel Marcel will miss a couple weeks with a wrist injury. The 2023 fifth-round pick known for his name was signed back in July to a deal that would bring him to North American ice. It’s a bit of a bump in the road for a prospect that impressed during the Chicago staff during camp and the preseason before going back to Rockford.
It’ll be a little more time before he can get into action.