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Team McClanahan beats Team Housley

The first USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game is in the books with the team coached by Miracle on Ice great Rob McClanahan beating the team coached by former Buffalo Sabre and USA Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Housley, 5-2.

Slick playmaker Ryan Fitzgerald of the Valley Junior Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League earned MVP honors and made plenty of scouts take notice with a three-assist game. He is the son of former NHLer Tom Fitzgerald.

Meanwhile, Sean Malone of West Seneca, who played for Team Housley in the game featuring the top American-born hockey players eligible for June's NHL draft, said he had a fantastic time.

He heard plenty of cheers, admitted he was surprised when Housley told him as the teams took the ice for the game that he would take part in the ceremonial faceoff with hockey legend Scotty Bowman and wishes he had scored before the home folks in a game in which he had a few Grade A chances.

Interviews from both players can be found below.

---Miguel Rodriguez

 

Sean Malone

 

Ryan Fitzgerald

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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