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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Dec. 5, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Pensacola Ice Pilots 2-1 on Tuesday night in Pensacola. Rangers prospect Zdenek Bahensky picked up the primary assist on Charlotte's lone goal, scored by Mark Lee on a power play at 2:55 of the third period. Lee's goal tied the game at 1-1, but Pensacola's Colin Hemingway went on to score the game-winner on an Ice Pilots power play just over seven minutes later. Rangers goaltending prospect Chris Holt made 17 saves in net for Charlotte. The Checkers are now 11-8-0 and in fourth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, four Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the WHL and Europe on Tuesday. Here is a summary of their performances:

Kveton David Kveton
Position: Right Wing
Team: HC Vsetin
League: Czech Extraliga
Kveton's Scoring to Date: 18 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 8 PIM
Dec. 5 Liberec 4, Vsetin 3 (SO) (at Liberec)

Kveton scored his first goal of the Czech Extraliga season at 17:09 of the second period, cutting Liberec's lead to 3-2. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.
(NOTE: Kveton's 2006-07 QMJHL stats with Gatineau: 5 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 2 PIM)

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 30 games, 12 goals, 14 assists, 87 PIM
Dec. 5: Medicine Hat 3, Prince George 2 (OT) (at Medicine Hat)

Hunter, the Cougars' captain, did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the third period of Prince George's overtime loss at Medicine Hat.

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: HC Hame Zlin
League: Czech Extraliga
Psurny's Scoring to Date: 28 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM
Dec. 5 Zlin 4, Znojmo 3 (OT) (at Zlin)

Psurny did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the second period of Zlin's win at home.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 16 games, 11 goals, 8 assists, 23 PIM
Dec. 5: Everett 2, Kootenay 0 (at Everett)

Russell did not score any points or take any penalties as the Ice were shut out on the road.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Dec. 1 -- Staal gets two assists in Sudbury's comeback win
Dec. 2 -- Pack's Valiquette earns first shutout of season
Dec. 3 -- Hillier picks up three points for Halifax
Dec. 4 -- Russell's Ice team wins in shootout

· Complete 2006-07 Prospect Updates Index
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