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Avalanche Farm Report - Dec. 5

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats, lost two and won one game last week. The River Rats fell 4-3 in overtime to the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, Dec. 1 and lost 3-1 to the Portland Pirates on Saturday. Albany (11-11-2-0) came back from 2-0 first period deficit to beat the Providence Bruins 4-3 on Sunday. The Arizona Sundogs, the Avalanche's CHL affiliate, lost two games to the New Mexico Scorpions last weekend, extending their home losing streak to three games. The Sundogs fell 3-2 on Friday, Dec. 1 and 4-2 the following evening.

· Avalanche prospects Codey Burki and Chris Stewart were among 38 players named to Canada's World Junior selection camp, to be held Dec. 10-15 in Calgary, Alberta. A final roster of 22 players will be chosen to represent Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden beginning Dec. 26.

· Burki is tied for the lead in the WHL scoring race with 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 31 games. He had a goal and two assists and was named the first star of the game for Brandon's 3-2 victory over Red Deer on Friday, Dec. 1. He also had a goal and an assist in the Wheat Kings' 6-4 loss to Swift Current on Saturday.

· Stewart had a goal and an assist in Kingston's 6-7 overtime loss to Oshawa on Sunday, Dec. 3. He has 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 24 games this season.

· Arizona forward Dan DaSilva had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Sundogs, a 3-2 loss on Friday.

· Albany forward Ben Guite had at least one point in each of the River Rats' three games last weekend with a goal on Friday, an assist on Saturday and a goal and an assist on Sunday. Guite also scored one of Albany's three shootout goals on Sunday.

· Nigel Williams played his first game with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League on Nov. 16. Since then, he has scored five goals and two assists for seven points in nine games, including a goal in the Spirit's 4-2 loss to Kitchener on Nov. 30.

· Michigan forward T.J. Hensick had five assists in two games to extend his point streak to seven games. He had four assists and earned first star of the game honors in Michigan's 6-5 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. He is the top scorer in the NCAA with 33 points (seven goals, 26 assists) in 17 games. Hensick's teammate, goaltender Billy Sauer was the CCHA Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Nov. 19.

· Ohio State freshman Kevin Montgomery had an assist in both of the Buckeyes' games last weekend and is currently on a three-game assists streak with four helpers in the past three games.

· Ray Macias scored a goal and had two assists, earning second star of the game honors, in Kamloops' 5-0 win over Kelowna on Friday. Macias, who is ranked second in scoring among all WHL defensemen with 35 points in 29 games, also had an assist in the Blazers' 3-2 win over Kelowna on Saturday and a goal in the team's 6-5 win over Vancouver on Sunday.

· New Hampshire senior Brett Hemingway had a goal in the Wildcats' 5-0 win over Merrimack on Nov. 28, and an assist in the team's 4-1 win over Vermont on Dec. 3. Hemingway has 14 points in 14 games this season.

· Victor Oreskovich earned third star of the game honors after scoring a goal in Kitchener's 2-0 win over the Sudbury Wolves on Sunday, Dec. 3.

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