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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Feb. 10, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Moore

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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Springfield Falcons 5-2 on Saturday night in Springfield, Mass. The Falcons built up a 2-0 lead in the first period before Brad Isbister got Hartford on the board, cutting the lead to 2-1 on a power play five minutes into the middle period. Defensemen Ivan Baranka and Marvin Degon assisted on the goal. Hartford then tied the game at 2-2 on a shorthanded goal by Greg Moore, assisted by Lauri Korpikoski, at 8:47 of the second period. Springfield got the eventual game-winner at 8:04 of the third period. Goaltender Stephen Valiquette made 13 saves for the Wolf Pack. Hartford is now 28-20-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 23-9-2 over the past 34 games to move within one point of second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division with a game in hand over the Providence team that leads them. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.


Jessiman

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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Texas Wildcatters 6-3 at home on Saturday night. Rangers prospect Hugh Jessiman continued to have a big hand in the Checkers' offense, netting his team's first goal on a power play at 15:29 of the second period to cut Texas' lead to 3-1. The goal was Jessiman's 10th in only 16 ECHL games. Fellow prospect Bruce Graham also scored for Charlotte at 8:30 of the third period. Rangers goaltending prospect Chris Holt stopped 28 shots in defeat. Charlotte is now 25-17-3 and in fifth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, 14 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL, NCAA and Europe on Saturday. Here is a summary of their performances:

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 44 games, 16 goals, 18 assists, 14 PIM
Feb. 10: Saginaw 7, Belleville 0 (at Belleville)

Zaborsky continued to find the net, scoring two goals in the runaway win to earn No. 2 star honors. He picked up his first of the game on a power play at 13:27 of the first period to make it 2-0. Zaborsky later scored at 8:41 of the second period to give the Spirit a 4-0 lead and he ended his night with a plus-1 rating.

Hillier Ryan Hillier
Position: Left Wing
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
League: QMJHL
Hillier's Scoring to Date: 58 games, 28 goals, 22 assists, 79 PIM
Feb. 10: Prince Edward Island 8, Halifax 6 (at PEI)

Despite his team's loss, it was a two-goal night for Hillier, who was named the game's No. 3 star. He scored the Mooseheads' first goal on a power play at 13:24 of the opening period, cutting the PEI lead to 2-1. He then notched his 28th of the season at 6:06 of the third, making it a 6-4 lead for PEI.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 43 games, 21 goals, 32 assists, 39 PIM
Feb. 10: Chilliwack 5, Kootenay 4 (OT) (at Kootenay)

Russell, the game's No. 3 star, opened the scoring at 2:52 of the first period. He later had the primary assist on Andrew Bailey's power-play goal at 12:44 of the second period, which tied the game at 4-4.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 56 games, 19 goals, 23 assists, 112 PIM
Feb. 10: Prince George 6, Portland 2 (at Prince George)

Hunter scored his 19th goal of the season with 54 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 5-1 for the Cougars. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Forward
Team: BK Mlada Boleslav
League: Czech First Division
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 10 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 6 PIM
Feb. 10: Mlada Boleslav 4, Beroun 0 (at Mlada Boleslav)

Dornic scored his team's second goal at 10:07 of the first period. He also took a minor penalty in the second period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.
(NOTE: Dornic's 2006-07 Slovak Extraliga stats with Skalica: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM)

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 43 games, 5 goals, 25 assists, 80 PIM
Feb. 10: Mississauga 3, Sudbury 2 (at Sudbury)

Staal had the second assist on Justin Donati's power-play goal at 16:17 of the first period, cutting the Mississauga lead to 2-1.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 54 games, 20 goals, 23 assists, 48 PIM
Feb. 10: Kitchener 3, Owen Sound 2 (at Owen Sound)

Sanguinetti had the primary assist on Andrew Shorkey's first goal of the season at 14:31 of the second period, tying the game at 2-2. Sanguinetti also led the entire Attack team with a plus-2 rating.

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 44 games, 30 goals, 32 assists, 16 PIM
Feb. 10: Saginaw 7, Belleville 0 (at Belleville)

Coming off eight points in his last two games, Pyatt picked up another in the red-hot Spirit's rout of the Bulls. He had the lone assist on Andrew Hotham's goal with two seconds left in the middle period, stretching Saginaw's lead to 5-0. Pyatt finished the game with a plus-3 rating.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 58 games, 31 goals, 29 assists, 99 PIM
Feb. 10: Brandon 4, Calgary 2 (at Brandon)

Dupont had the second assist on Ryan White's goal at 15:28 of the second period, which cut Brandon lead's to 3-2.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position: Defense
Team: Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL
Sauer's Scoring to Date: 54 games, 5 goals, 13 assists, 58 PIM
Feb. 10: Medicine Hat 4, Red Deer 2 (at Medicine Hat)

Sauer did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the third period of his team's win at home. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

Foote Jordan Foote
Position: Left Wing
Team: Michigan Tech Huskies
League: WCHA
Foote's Scoring to Date: 31 games, 2 goals, 7 assists, 30 PIM
Feb. 10: Denver 4, Michigan Tech 4 (at Michigan Tech)

Foote did not score any points or take any penalties in the Huskies' tie at home.

BellerGreg Beller
Position: Left Wing
Team: Yale Bulldogs
League: ECAC
Beller's Scoring to Date: 18 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM
Feb. 10: Clarkson 5 Yale 1 (at Clarkson)

Beller did not score any points and took a minor penalty in the third period of Yale's road loss.

Olver Darin Olver
Position: Center
Team: Northern Michigan Wildcats
League: CCHA
Olver's Scoring to Date: 34 games, 11 goals, 18 assists, 32 PIM
Feb. 10: Ohio State 4, Northern Michigan 1 (at Ohio State)

Olver did not score any points and took a minor penalty in the third period as the Wildcats were swept in their weekend series at Ohio State.

Ryan Billy Ryan
Position: Center
Team: University of Maine Black Bears
League: Hockey East
Ryan's Scoring to Date: 29 games, 7 goals, 15 assists, 14 PIM
Feb. 10: Maine 1, Vermont 0 (at Maine)

Ryan did not score any points or take any penalties in Maine's win over Vermont.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Feb. 6 -- Dupont notches two goals for Hitmen
Feb. 7 -- Red-hot Dupont scores another pair
Feb. 8 -- Russell scores No. 20 for Kootenay
Feb. 9 -- Three more points for Pyatt in Saginaw's win

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