Chicago Blackhawks NCAA Campus Report: Oct 13-14

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Welcome back to another season of college hockey!  The Chicago Blackhawks NCAA Campus Report is dedicated to keeping you updated with all the news from the Hawks prospects playing NCAA hockey.  We will be providing you with highlights, stats, and news related media to keep you up to speed all year on the Blackhawks prospect system.

This week was highlighted by University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Fredrik Olofsson earning five assists in two games and 2018 draft pick Mikael Hakkarainen leaving Providence College to return to the USHL.

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Evan Barratt – Forward – Penn State University

Entering year two of his college hockey career, the Nittany Lions have a lot of hope in Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt to help lift the program.  As a freshman in college hockey, there is some getting used to as far as pace which Barratt became much more comfortable with towards the end of last season.  He has the opportunity to be a serious difference-maker, especially on the powerplay for Penn State this season.

In his first two games against Clarkson, Barratt had just one assist but generated good opportunities.  His work ethic and commitment to driving to the net will most likely reward him in production this season.  The Nittany Lions are now 2-0 and will play Niagara at home next weekend.

Fredrik Olofsson – Forward – University of Nebraska-Omaha

Olofsson opted to return to UNO for this senior season in 2018-19 and will get another year of experience at the center position.  He is playing in between junior forwards Tristan Keck and Zach Jordan who both netted goals in double digits last season.  Olofsson was also named an alternate captain for the Mavericks this year.

Over the weekend, Olofsson had a strong performance in the Mavericks series against Union College despite the team’s 0-1-1 result.  On Friday night, Olofsson had two assists and was 3-for-12 at the faceoff circle.  Saturday, he had three assists and went 3-for-7 at the dot.  The Mavericks host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next weekend in Omaha.

Josh Ess – Defenseman – University of Wisconsin

Josh ess and the Wisconsin Badgers started their season with a bang sweeping the Boston College Eagles this weekend.  Ess is playing on the third pairing with freshman Ty Emberson, a 2018 3rd round selection of the Arizona Coyotes.  Ess has proven to be reliable for the Badgers who are looking for a bounce-back season.  The Badgers defense features Florida Panthers prospect Tyler Inamoto and 2018 Rangers 1st round pick K’Andre Miller.  The Badgers travel to the east coast next weekend to play Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

Parker Foo – Forward – Union College

Ryan Shea – Defenseman – Northeastern University

The Northeastern Huskies lost a lot of talent with Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura and Hobey Baker winner Adam Gaudette leaving for the pros, but they’re still looking to be competitive in Hockey East.  Ryan Shea is starting the season paired on the second line with captain Eric Williams.  Shea was selected to be an alternate captain for the Huskies this season.

Mikael Hakkarainen – Forward – Providence College

It has been reported that Blackhawks 2018 5th round draft pick Mikael Hakkarainen is leaving Providence College and returning to the USHL to play for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.  Hakkarainen said that he didn’t enjoy managing classes and hockey, leaving college hockey after just one game.  It’s interesting to note that Blackhawks defenseman Jake Ryczek also left the Providence program last season after a handful of games to return to the QMJHL.

Ian Mitchell – Defenseman – University of Denver

Mitchell has a lot on his plate this season at Denver but he has embraced the opportunity.  With seniors Tarik Hammond and Adam Plant graduating to the pros, Mitchell is heading into his sophomore season with a lot of responsibility on the back end.  His teammates selected him as an alternate captain for the Pioneers.

This past weekend, Mitchell and the Pioneers beat Air Force then shut out the University of Alabama-Huntsville for their homecoming game on Saturday.  Mitchell had a nice powerplay goal Friday, sniping Air Force goaltender Billy Christopolous from the top of the circle.  The Pioneers host the University of Alaska-Fairbanks next weekend.

Jake Wise – Forward – Boston University

The Boston University Terriers had a difficult weekend getting swept by the Minnesota-State Mavericks.  In his first two college hockey games, Jake Wise didn’t register any points, but he is playing on BU’s top line with Bobo Carpenter and Buffalo Sabres prospect Max Willman.  It’s safe to say that there will be plenty more opportunities for him to score this season.  The Terriers host the US Under-18 Team and travel to Merrimack next weekend.

Honorable Mentions – Jake Massie & Liam Coughlin – Vermont

Last weekend, Vermont went on the road to Michigan and beat the top-ranked Wolverines.  On the year, Coughlin has two assists and Massie has one.  The two upper-classmen look to lead the Catamounts to a better season in Hockey East.  Vermont doesn’t play for two weeks when they travel to New Hampshire and Brown.


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    Welcome back to another season of college hockey!  The Chicago Blackhawks NCAA Campus Report is dedicated to keeping you updated with all the news fro
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    Aaron, thanks for the write up, it’s always good to see what the Hawks college picks are doing on their teams. Look forward to seeing more from you as the season goes forward.


    Look forward to reading your updates this yr, Aaron.

    Wondered why Hakarrainen didn’t go to Major Junior instead of back to the USHL but understand the move.   Kid really blossomed as a player in that organIzation and that’s where he feels comfortable.  Muskegon has a very good team and he will see big minutes.  ……….Liked taking him late last yr, solid late rd pick.


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