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Prospects Postseason Tracker: Gavin Hayes Scores Game Winner



The postseason began for many of the Blackhawks’ prospects and Gavin Hayes helped pace the Soo Greyhounds with the game winning goal and also an assist earlier in the contest. Hayes could be considered one of the presumed front runners to make the big club with a good preseason in the fall. Having a big night in the playoffs is precisely the type of performance they’ll be looking for.

Hayes was just one of several Blackhawks prospects playing postseason hockey in the OHL Thursday. Elsewhere, Paul Ludwinski was held off the scoresheet in Kingston’s losing effort while Alex Pharand didn’t have a point in Sudbury’s 3-0 victory.

Gavin Hayes, and Ryan Greene Find The Net Thursday

Ryan Greene started his out with a goal. Greene notched the second marker in Boston University’s 6-3 win over RIT in their opening round matchup. Greene continued his late season tear into the postseason, where the Terriers won comfortably. Teammate and presumed top pick Macklin Celebrini had a goal and an assist.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Golden Gophers hung on to squeak by Omaha 3-2 with a late third period goal. Neither Oliver Moore or Sam Rinzel were on the scoresheet but the latter had three shots on net and was on the ice for two of the Golden Gophers’ three goals.

Finally, Denver downed Massachusetts in double overtime 2-1, with Aidan Thompson winning nine of 18 faceoffs.

March Madness may be coined for basketball, but there’s plenty of it on the ice if you’re a Blackhawks fan watching all of the prospects–especially when they face off against one another.

Minnesota and Boston will clash Saturday for a shot at the Frozen Four. While they’re opposing one another now, the end goal is for them to all be on the same roster in Chicago.

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