College hockey tournaments are in full swing, which means there are prospects to keep our eyes on.
- Devils' prospect Derek Rodwell scored a goal and was a plus-1 in the Fighting Sioux's 5-3, best-of-three contest against Michigan Tech.
- Blake Pietila, a forward for Tech, was a minus-3 in that same contest.
- Blake Coleman, for Miami University, had a tough night, finishing minus-1 in the Redhawks' 3-0 loss to Michigan State in the CCHA quarterfinals.
- Michigan defender Jon Merrill was a plus-1 in Michigan's 4-3 win over Western Michigan Friday night in the CCHA Quarters.
Evidently, he's OK at winning games in Albany.
The 20-year old netminder won his first two AHL starts, beating Adirondack 3-2 on Sunday.
Wedgewood had stopped 23 shots the night before in his AHL debut, beating Springfield 4-1. He
To keep their playoff hopes alive, the Albany Devils will need to be road warriors.
Albany opened a six-game road trip last night in Rochester. The A-Devils will trek to the East's top seed, Syracuse Saturday, before taking on Bridgeport Sunday in a St. Patrick's Day matinee.
The A-Devils, who beat Rochester to jump ahead of Connecticut and Manchester into the East's No. 7 spot, will face a similar challenge next weekend when they substitute Rochester for Binghamton, then meet Syracuse and Bridgeport on Saturday and Sunday.
Joe Whitney, a 25-year old, 5-6, 170-pound forward, leads Albany with 40 points in 48 games. Whitney tallied an assist in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Americans.
Keith Kinkaid made 31 saves in Albany's win Friday.