Checking in with Blackhawks Prospects Around the NCAA

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Checking in with Blackhawks Prospects Around the NCAA

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Since college hockey games are played on the weekends (because, you know, student-athletes) we’re keeping tabs on how the Blackhawks’ collection of prospects are doing for their respective universities every Monday.

  • Frank Nazar (Michigan) and Aidan Thompson (Denver) still haven’t skated. Meanwhile, Liam Gorman and Princeton don’t open their season until Oct. 29.
  • Jake Wise is having a nice season for Ohio State. He has four goals and four assists and is winning 55 percent of his faceoffs in eight games.
  • Notre Dame split their weekend against Western Michigan. Ryder Rolston still leads the Irish with six points (three goals, three assists) in six games; he’s averaging almost five shots on goal per game. Landon Slaggert has two assists in six games. Slaggert was credited with three shots on net and two blocked shots over the weekend. Rolston picked up eight shots on net in the two games.
  • Boston University split their weekend against UConn, losing the first game in overtime and winning the second 5-2. Ryan Greene is tied for third on the Terriers with five points (two goals, three assists) in five games. Drew Commesso has only appeared in two games (neither against UConn) so his numbers are still hurting from the blowout loss at Michigan.
  • Providence was 3-0 heading into a big weekend set with Denver… and lost both games. DU won the first game 4-1 and the second 3-2 in overtime. Connor Kelley has three assists and eight blocked shots and Taige Harding has two goals in five games.
  • Minnesota-Duluth is struggling right now. They’ve lost four in a row, including a weekend sweep at Wisconsin. Dominic James has one goal and one assist with 17 blocked shots and three blocked shots in six games. Wyatt Kaiser has one assist and four blocked shots in six appearances.
  • Dominic Basse is having a terrific season for St. Cloud State. He’s among the national leaders in goals against average (1.34) and save percentage (.944) through three appearances.
  • And Slava Demin has one goal and one assist in five games for Merrimack.

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab