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Hurricanes NCAA Prospect Update

Here's a look at how the Hurricanes NCAA prospects fared this weekend.



  • Wisconsin junior Jamie McBain continues to have a breakthrough season for the Badgers. The defenseman is the top blueline scorer in college hockey (34 points in 32 games) and his 27 assists are tied for fifth in the NCAA. Unfortunately for the Badgers, they were swept by WCHA frontrunner Denver University last weekend.
  • Ohio State's Zac Dalpe continued his amazing freshman season, notching the game-winner against rival Michigan in a 3-2 win Saturday. The Hurricanes second-round pick in last year's draft has nine goals and eight assists in 22 games for the Buckeyes. Those nine goals rank tied for 14th in the CCHA and is second among freshmen. McBain is in consideration for the Hobey Baker Award.
  • Defenseman Kyle Lawson is an anchor on No. 2 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are looking to go one step further than last season, when they lost in the championship game at the Frozen Four. The junior has 13 assists, good for 16th in the CCHA, plus two goals through 26 games. A week ago he was named the CCHA defenseman of the week after registering five points in two games vs. Northern Michigan.
  • Tim Kunes won the NCAA title Lawson didn't last season, and while Kunes isn't as revered as the first three are, the senior has found himself a nice niche at BC. While the Eagles haven't had a repeat of last season — they were swept by New Hampshire last weekend — and are hovering around .500 (13-12-5), Kunes has two goals and four assists through 29 games.
  • Cornell's Justin Krueger has a goal and four assists through 26 games of his junior season. The third-pairing defenseman has been a big part in the 10th-ranked Big Red's 17-6-4 record, and his team earned a first-round conference playoff bye with the two wins this past weekend.