Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ranger Prospects Lead USA to WJC Gold

Newyorkrangers.com reports that Rangers prospects Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque led Team USA to a remarkable 6-5 overtime victory over Canada on Tuesday night in the final of the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Stepan, the tournament's leading scorer with a remarkable four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in seven games, had a goal and assist in the third period and was part of the 3-on-1 U.S. rush that led to defenseman John Carlson's dramatic winner at 4:31 of overtime.

Kreider, a 2009 first-round pick, tied for the U.S. goal-scoring lead with six tallies in seven games, including the first U.S. goal in Tuesday night's opening period. Bourque, who played a mostly defensive role on the team, assisted on a goal that gave the U.S. its first lead of the gold-medal game in the opening 20 minutes.

Here's the game winner in OT.

...congrats to the Stepan, Kreider and Bourque. Every Ranger fan should be ecstatic about the futures of these three with the Blueshirts organization.

Head over to The Prospect Park for more.

2 comments:

rusty said...

What a great win for the US juniors, Especially with the Ranger kids leading the way. Hpoefully Kreider's performance will calm down a couple of people who have been fretting about him on this blog. It appears he is a real prospect.

NYRFan said...

I'm with you rusty. Kreider really stepped up his game in the tourney.