Brody Lamb highlights New York Rangers college prospect update

Over this past weekend, 8 New York Rangers prospects were in NCAA action. 

Of all the youngsters that took part in the action, forward Brody Lamb was a standout by scoring twice in a four minute span of the third period and collecting an assist.

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Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Tarrytown July 12, 2022. Credit: © Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News / USA TODAY NETWORK

Brody Lamb, Forward

Sophomore forward Brody Lamb had his first career multi-goal game as the top ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers won 6-5 in overtimes against the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Tommies. Each of Lamb’s two goals came during a rally in the third period. Lamb was also credited for the assist on linemate Jimmy Snuggerud’s goal in the third period. His own empty net goal came at 19:17 to seal a 3-0 victory over St. Thomas.

The New York Rangers prospect was named the third star of the game. Went 3-1-4 on the weekend in the first two games of the season. Lamb is capable of playing either wing, which should help his development and is poised to have a breakthrough season playing big minutes for the Golden Gophers, especially if he can stick in the top six. Minnesota will travel to North Dakota for a pair of games against the Fight Hawks on October 20th and 21st.

Drew Fortescue, Defense and Gabriel Perreault, Forward

Freshmen defenseman Drew Fortescue recorded his first career NCAA goal during Boston College Eagles 4-2 victory over Long Island University Sharks. With his team trailing 2-1, Fortescue skated to the top of the faceoff circle after grabbing a loose puck at the blueline, where he snapped a shot to tie the game 2-2.

The New York Rangers 2023 3rd round pick was +1 on the night during the 4-2 victory. His teammate and fellow New York Rangers prospect Gabe Perrault was scoreless with one shot on goal while being 2-0 on faceoffs. Boston College continues their home stand Friday, October 20th against RPI before taking on Denver Saturday, October 21st

Jaroslav Chmelar. Forward

Jaroslav Chmelar continued his point streak for Providence College Friars as he netted his second goal of the season on the backhand to make it 6-0 against Stonehill College.

The forward from Czechia was +1 in the 7-1 win and finished the night with one goal while being credited for six shots. Though he has been used primarily on the third line this season, expect him to be elevated in the lineup if he continues his hot streak. Providence will be back at Schneider Arena on Friday, October 20th to face Denver before RPI comes to town on Saturday, October 21st

Victor Mancini, Defense

Victor Mancini recorded two assists for the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks during their 8-1 win over Niagara University Purple Eagles. His assists came on the Mavericks third and eighth goals. He had one shot on goal and finished the night +2. The junior defenseman is still looking for his first NCAA goal though.

The defenseman was also credited with three shots on goal for the game and finished +1 in a 2-1 win against Niagara Purple Eagles on Saturday. The University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks improved to 2-0 on the season and have the upcoming weekend off before hosting Ohio State on October 27th and 28th.

Hugo Ollas, Goalie

Hugo Ollas made his season debut on Saturday against Arizona State University Sun Devils after not playing in Friday night’s opener. The junior goalie stopped twenty-seven of thirty shots for a .900 save percentage in 59:34 of action, but the Merrimack College Warriors were defeated 4-2. Merrimack will host Clarkson University on Friday, October 20 before St. Lawrence University comes to North Andover, Massachusetts on Sunday, October 22nd. With the way the Warriors split goaltending duties, expect Ollas to be given the second game of the weekend against the “Skating Saints”. 

Noah Lamb, Center

Noah Laba made his regular season debut on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for being ejected from the exhibition last week against Simon Fraser. The host Colorado College wore their “Saturday Gold” alternate jerseys. Though only a sophomore, The Tigers are already utilizing the New York Rangers pick as their center on the first line, and with good reason. 

After by called for tripping at 17:49 in the first period, Noah Laba set himself up in a shooting position to receive a pass at 5:33 in the second period. The even-strength tally made the score 2-1 in favor of Colorado College.

His second goal of the game came on the powerplay (where he was used on the right point) at 8:45 of the second period to give Colorado College a 3-1 lead. This proved to be the game-winning goal and was scored while he was falling down on the follow through attempt to fire the puck past the Union goalie. 

The sophomore center went 9-9 on faceoffs for the night and finished the game a +1 with 5 shots on goal as the Tigers defeated Union College 6-2. They will host a pair of games on the 20th and 21st against Long Island University Sharks. 

Hank Kempf

Cornell Big Red held an exhibition against Toronto Metropolitan University on Saturday. Junior defenseman Hank Kempf was scoreless with two shots on goal during the 6-1 win, finishing the game +1. Kempf is mostly known for his shot blocking abilities as a stay-at-home defender. Through 63 total NCAA games so far in his career, he has one goal and nine assists for ten points. Cornell will hold another exhibition against the U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team before the regular season begins on October 27th & 28th versus the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. 

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