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Blackhawks NCAA prospect report: Evan Barratt builds on nice start for Penn State

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Barratt and the Nittany Lions bounce back with a win over Robert Morris before Big 10 play begins.

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Evan Barratt, C (Big 10, Penn State)

Weekly stats: 1 GP, 1A, 2 SOG, +1, 66.0 FO%

Season stats: 4 GP, 3A, 16 SOG, 4 PIM, 50.0 FO%, +3, 1 BLK

Barratt had a primary assist and was a nice 6-for-9 on faceoffs in No. 12 Penn State’s win over Robert Morris. He stole the puck from a Robert Morris player with a great forecheck then sent a slick backhanded pass to the left faceoff circle to Brandon Biro, who fired it into the net.

The Blackhawks prospect was moved to the third line with Alex Limoges for the game, but the duo was split from winger Liam Folkes. The trio was one of the most exciting lines in college hockey last season.

The Nittany Lions will start Big 10 play this week at home against No. 6 Wisconsin on Thursday and Friday. Both games will be televised on Big 10 Network.

Josh Ess, LH-D (Big 10, Wisconsin)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 3 BLK

Season stats: 4 GP, 2A, +3, 1 BLK

Ess was quiet in No. 6 Wisconsin’s two-game home split against No. 13 Clarkson. He had one block in the loss then two blocks in the win in the second game. The Badgers have dealt with several illnesses early this season, so once everyone is healthy the offensive firepower expected from this talent group should start to show.

Parker Foo, LW (ECAC, Union)

Season stats: None

Foo remains out with an undisclosed injury. He had five goals and 15 points in 35 games during his sophomore season.

Ian Mitchell, RH-D (NCHC, Denver)

Weekly stats: N/A

Season stats: 6 GP, 3G, 4A, 17 SOG, 2 PIM, +3, 3 BLK

Mitchell and No. 1 Denver were off this past week. The Pioneers play Niagara this week.

Ryan Shea, LH-D (Hockey East, Northeastern)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 1A, 3 SOG, 4 PIM, +3

Season stats: 6 GP, 2A, 9 shots, 6 PIM, +4, 6 BLK

For the first time this season, Shea did not block a shot in No. 11 Northeastern’s weekend road split against No. 14 St. Cloud State. He recorded his first point of the season with a secondary assist in Northeastern’s loss and had one shot on goal but committed two minor penalties, including one in the offensive zone interference penalty to negate a power play.

Josiah Slavin, LW/C (NCHC, Colorado College)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 1A, 2 SOG, 30.0 FO%, -2, 1 BLK

Season stats: 2 GP, 4 SOG, 44.0 FO%, 2 PIM

Slavin had an injury scare when he was kneed in his right leg Saturday, but returned quickly and recorded his first collegiate point with a secondary assist on a power play goal in Colorado College’s loss to Michigan State. He struggled on faceoffs, going 3-for-13 as he was 1-for-5 in the first game while playing at wing then went 2-for-8 in the second outing.

Alex Vlasic, LH-D (Hockey East, Boston)

Weekly stats: 2 GP, 1A, 2 SOG, 2 BLK, +3

Season stats: 5 GP, 2A, 3 SOG, 4 BLK, +2

Vlasic recorded a primary assist and two blocks in BU’s win over New Hampshire in Hockey East play. He’s playing on the left side on the third pairing with fellow freshman lefty Sean Driscoll.

Jake Wise, C (Hockey East, Boston)

Weekly stats: 55.1 FO%, 1 BLK

Season stats: 3 GP, 3A, 6 SOG, 45.7 FO%, 1 BLK

Wise did not record a point or a shot for the first time this season. He did find some success with faceoffs, going 55.1 percent on draws (16-for-45) from his second-line center spot. He was 53.8 percent (7-for-13) at UMass Lowell then 56.3 percent (9-for-16) against New Hampshire.