Read: Brandon Halverson invited to Team USA Camp

Halverson1Team USA announced that they have invited 30 players to their final evaluation camp for the 2015 World Junior Tournament.

Rangers second round pick Brandon Halverson is one of three goalies who has been invited.

Bob McKenzie says that Halverson will challenge to be one of USA’s two goalies. (TSN.ca)

This season for the Soo Greyhounds, Halverson is 14-3-1 with a 2.93 GAA and .913 save percentage.

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Read: Rangers prospect report (9/3 to 9/9) (On Brandon Halverson)

RangersThe Rangers have sent through the following prospect report that looks at the time frame of 9/3 to 9/9

Emerging from the Pack:

The Wolf Pack played their first of three games this past week on Wednesday, November 5, against the Albany Devils (New Jersey), who entered the contest one point ahead of them in the Northeast Division, at XL Center in Hartford. After allowing the first goal of the game 45 seconds into the contest, Hartford tied the game just over two minutes later.

In the third period, Ryan Haggerty and Oscar Lindberg each registered a power play goal less than two minutes apart to propel the Wolf Pack to a 3-1 victory. Jesper Fast, Danny Kristo, and J.T. Miller all recorded an assist in the win.

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Read: Rangers prospect report (9/29 to 10/5)

HalversonThe Rangers sent through a report on the past week for a few of their prospects:

THREE STARS OF THE WEEK

Brandon Halverson, G – After winning each of his first two starts, Halverson continued his strong play for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) this past week. The Rangers’ second-round pick (59th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 2.00 GAA and a .934 SV% in two contests. Halverson made 29 saves in a 6-4 victory against the Saginaw Spirit on October 1, and stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 2-0 road victory against the Sudbury Wolves on October 3.

OHL SEASON TOTALS: 4 GP, 4-0-0, 2.25 GAA, .935 SV%, 1 SO

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Read: Brandon Halverson was strong yesterday, had an assist and fell down

 Yesterday against Finland, Brandon Halverson stopped 16 of 17 shots including some “fine chances” from Finland. (NHL.com)

USA coach Mark Osiecki said that Halverson has played “very well” and his puck handling is “outstanding.” The coach said that the group worked on some breakouts starting with the goalie and Halverson handled those “flawlessly.”(NHL.com)

  • Halverson picked up a secondary assist on a USA goal and his puck handling was described as “incredible.” (McMahon)
  • Halverson didn’t face much action but was “very good” when he was tested. (Kimelman)

Halverson also slipped at one point in the game to the amusement of his everyone in the arena. (NHL.com)

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Read: Brandon Halverson avoids cuts at USA Camp/stats from yesterday’s loss

USA Hockey has announced that Brandon Halverson, along with the three other goalies at the USA WJC evaluation camp have all survived a round of cuts. (USA Hockey)

Halverson played the second half the game yesterday in Team USA’s 6-2 loss to Sweden and stopped 14 of 17 shots. (USA)

He has stopped 31 of 36 shots so far for Team USA in parts of three games.

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Stats: Brandon Halverson so far at USA WJC Camp

On Sunday, Team USA beat Finland at USA WJC Evaluation camp and Rangers second round pick Brandon Halverson stopped all the shots that he faced in the 30 minutes that he played. Halverson played the first period and half the second period.  (USA Hockey)

In a scrimmage on Saturday, Halverson stopped 9 of 11 shots in 25 minutes of ice time. (USA Hockey)

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Read: Brandon Halverson has a lot of potential

8/13/14 | 2:46PM: Halverson impressed Jamie McLennan with how he was able to stay focused during stretches where he wasn’t seeing much action. (NHL.com)

7/31/14: 4:43PM: In Brandon Halverson’s last five starts for Sault St. Marie this past season, he had a 2.17 GAA and .940 save percentage and former Soo GM Kyle Dubas, now with the Maple Leafs, says that Halverson has as much potential as any goalie in the draft. this year (Sault Star)

He was the Rangers first pick (59th overall) in June’s draft and was selected to be one of four goalies to be at the USA World Junior camp this weekend. (USA Hockey)

Halverson has good size and lateral movement and was very impressive at the Rangers development camp in July. He tracks the puck well, doesn’t panic and is one of the best goalie prospects the Rangers have had in a long time. (HF)

Brock from OHL Prospects says that the Greyhounds have a lot of confidence in Halverson to be their number one goalie this season. He adds that Halverson is still understanding how to use his size properly in net but that his puck handling skills are very good. (OHL Prospects) To read more of this story, click here