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Blackhawks Prospects Report: Nazar, Moore and Rinzel Clash in Ann Arbor

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A busy night again for Chicago Blackhawks prospects saw a clash in Ann Arbor between Minnesota and Michigan–which meant Sam Rinzel and Oliver Moore versus Frank Nazar. We’ll start there.

Michigan coughed up a third period lead and fell to the Golden Gophers 4-3 Friday night. After Frank Nazar opened the scoring and the Wolverines added a pair of power play markers to take a 3-1 lead, the Golden Gophers reeled off three unanswered to take the first of two this weekend.

Moore and Rinzel were held off the scoresheet.

OHL Blackhawks Prospects: Hayes 12-Game Point Streak Snapped

Gavin Hayes and the Flint Firebirds lost their second straight game, and Hayes’ 12-game point streak was ended as a result. Regardless, he still has 17 points (10-7) in 15 games and based on the pace he’s on, he’s still ahead of last year’s 81 point, 41 goal performance.

Fellow Blackhawks prospect Paul Ludwinski tallied three assists in Kingston’s in a 5-3 win over Sarnia. Ludwinski now has 17 points (7-10) in 14 games. Erie won 4-3 in overtime, but Martin Misiak was held off the scoresheet as well–also for the first time in awhile. Fellow prospect Alex Pharand also failed to register a point for Sudbury.

In Brantford, the Bulldogs beat Niagara 5-3 and Nick Lardis added to more points to his total for season with a pair of assists. He now has 13 points on the season, nine of them goals.

Other Prospects Active on Friday Night

More from Friday night and Blackhawks prospects:

  • Landon Slaggert potted his eighth of the season in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win. Slaggert passed his goal total from last season already, and now has eight points in 1o games.
  • Ryan Greene buried his third of the season in Boston University’s 3-2 victory.

Rockford ended up losing its second straight, falling to Iowa 4-2 at home Friday night. Colton Dach picked up his second assist of the season in the losing effort.