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Islanders prospects update: Ben Mirageas moves up two spots

AMHERST, MA - NOVEMBER 9: Ben Mirageas #7 of the Providence College Friars celebrates after he scored a goal against the Massachusetts Minutemen during NCAA hockey at the Mullins Center on November 9, 2017 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Massachusetts won 5-2. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
AMHERST, MA - NOVEMBER 9: Ben Mirageas #7 of the Providence College Friars celebrates after he scored a goal against the Massachusetts Minutemen during NCAA hockey at the Mullins Center on November 9, 2017 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Massachusetts won 5-2. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders prospect Ben Mirageas #5 of the Providence College Friars. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)
New York Islanders prospect Ben Mirageas #5 of the Providence College Friars. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images)

Here’s your daily recap of yesterday’s games, updates, and rankings for New York Islanders prospects and players within the system.

This is the ninth post of what has been a daily update on New York Islanders prospects and players within the system. (I’ll stop counting these soon. I kept that there to make sure I was doing them every day.)

You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospect Update from Yesterday

  • Robin Salo (Orebro)
    • 1SOG, 21:12TOI
  • Logan Cockerill (BU)
    • 1SOG
  • Ben Mirageas (Providence)
    • 2A, 5SOG, 4PIM
  • Jacob Pivonka (N.Dame)
    • 1A, 2SOG, 83% FOW
  • Christian Krygier (MSU)
    • -2, 4PIM

Big 5-1 loss for Orebro who were looking to break into the top three of the SHL with back-to-back wins. Even with five goals scored against, Robin Salo only finished the game with a -1, and only center Robert Leino finished with more ice time than the Isles player.

Jacob Pivonka had a dominant game in the faceoff dot for Notre Dame with an 83% faceoff win percentage. Unfortunately, Notre Dame wasn’t able to be as dominant dropping the game 6-3. He’ll certainly be back for his senior year with Notre Dame.

Providence moved on with a convincing 6-1 win. Mirageas had two helpers in the win. Providence moves on to the semi-finals of the Hockey East playoffs for the first time since 2018.

There weren’t big expectations from MSU going into the Big 10 tourney. MSU were last in the standings and had only scored two goals over their last five games. MSU goalie Pierce Charlson did his best, stopping 48 of 50 shots.

Update from yesterday:

Matias Rajaniemi didn’t play two days ago and I speculated it was an injury. But the team told me today that he was out due to “squad rotations”. Seems like an odd time to do that for a player that’s been in the top four since the start of the New Year.

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