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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Feb. 17, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, defeated the Providence Bruins 3-2 on Saturday night at the Hartford Civic Center for their second win in two nights. Brad Isbister, the game's No. 1 star, got the Pack on the board first for the second straight game, scoring at 1:13 of the opening period off assists from Nigel Dawes and defenseman Ivan Baranka. Hartford's Dwight Helminen then stretched the lead to 2-0 at 3:47 of the first. Helminen's 12th goal of the season was assisted by Greg Moore. Isbister made it a 3-0 game just under nine minutes later at 12:43, scoring his second goal of the night, which stood up as the game-winner. Dawes, the No. 2 star, and goaltender Al Montoya picked up the assists on Isbister's second goal. Providence scored later in the first and early in the second period, but could not get the tying goal past Montoya, who finished with 31 saves. Hartford is now 30-20-3 on the season and has gone a remarkable 25-9-2 over the past 36 games to move within one point of second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division with two games in hand over second-place Providence. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, fell to the Augusta Lynx 5-4 on Saturday night in Augusta, Ga. Rangers prospect Bruce Graham assisted on Daymen Rycroft's goal at 2:38 of the second period, giving the Checkers a 4-2 lead before Augusta responded with three unanswered goals, including the game-winner midway through the third period. Rangers goaltending prospect Chris Holt stopped 32 shots in defeat. Charlotte is now 26-19-3 and in sixth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, 10 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the OHL, WHL, NCAA and Europe on Saturday. Here is a summary of their performances:

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 47 games, 25 goals, 35 assists, 41 PIM
Feb. 17: Kootenay 6, Spokane 3 (at Spokaen)

It was a big night for Russell, as the Kootenay captain scored twice. He began with the Ice's first goal, scored on a power-play at 8:11 of the opening period to tie the game at 1-1. He scored his second goal at 6:10 of the third period, making it a 4-2 game for Kootenay.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position: Defense
Team: Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL
Sauer's Scoring to Date: 57 games, 5 goals, 16 assists, 62 PIM
Feb. 17: Medicine Hat 3, Regina 1 (at Medicine Hat)

It was a two-point night for Sauer in the Tigers' home victory. He had the second assist on the game-winning goal, scored by Chris Stevens at 15:18 of the third period and added another second assist as Stevens closed out the scoring on a power play with 1:28 remaining. Sauer finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 57 games, 22 goals, 23 assists, 50 PIM
Feb. 17: Owen Sound 4, Erie 2 (at Owen Sound)

Sanguinetti, the game's No. 3 star, scored the winning goal on a power-play at 7:18 of the third period. The goal, Sanguinetti's second in back-to-back games against the Otters, gave the Attack a 3-2 lead. Bobby Ryan finished off the game with an empty-netter. Sanguinetti also took a minor penalty in the first period and finished the evening with a plus-1 rating.

RocheKen Roche
Position: Center
Team: Boston University Terriers
League: Hockey East
Roche's Scoring to Date: 30 games, 10 goals, 14 assists, 22 PIM
Feb. 17: Boston University 3, New Hampshire 3 (at Boston University)

Roche scored his 10th goal of the season with 5:01 remaining in the second period to cut UNH's lead to 3-2. He also took a minor penalty in the first period of a game that saw the Terriers rebound from a 3-0 deficit.

SeymourJohn Seymour
Position: Left Wing
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Seymour's Scoring to Date: 39 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 36 PIM
Feb. 17: Barrie 6, Brampton 1 (at Barrie)

Seymour scored his second goal in three games at 11:06 of the third period, cutting Barrie's lead to 5-1.

ReeseDylan Reese
Position: Defense
Team: Harvard Crimson
League: ECAC
Reese's Scoring to Date: 27 games, 5 goals, 8 assists, 18 PIM
Feb. 17: Harvard 6, Brown 6 (at Brown)

Reese had the primary assist on Alex Meintel's power-play goal at 10:00 of the first period, putting the Crimson up 2-1. He also took minor penalties in the first and second periods. Harvard had led 6-4 before Brown rallied to tie the game with two goals in the final five minutes, including the tying goal with only 12 seconds left in regulation.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 58 games, 19 goals, 24 assists, 114 PIM
Feb. 17: Vancouver 3, Prince George 1 (at Prince George)

Hunter had the second assist on the Cougars' lone goal, scored by Dana Tyrell on a power play at 6:38 of the second period. That goal pulled Prince George into a 1-1 tie. Hunter also took a minor penalty in the second period.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 47 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 181 PIM
Feb. 17: Barrie 6, Brampton 1 (at Barrie)

Flatt had the second assist on Brampton's lone goal, scored by fellow Rangers prospect Seymour at 11:06 of the third period. He also took a minor penalty in the second period.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position: Center
Team: Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague
Anisimov's Scoring to Date: 32 games, 2 goals, 4 assists, 24 PIM
Feb. 17: Yaroslavl 2, Chelyabinsk 0 (at Chelyabinsk)

Anisimov did not score any points or take any penalties in Yaroslavl's shutout win on the road.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Forward
Team: BK Mlada Boleslav
League: Czech First Division
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 12 games, 3 goals, 1 assist, 8 PIM
Feb. 17: Mlada Boleslav 6, Prostejov 4 (at Mlada Boleslav)

Dornic did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's win at home.
(NOTE: Dornic's 2006-07 Slovak Extraliga stats with Skalica: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM)

Recent Prospect Updates:
Feb. 13 -- Kveton gets 19th assist in 17th QMJHL game
Feb. 14 -- Russell scores twice in Kootenay win
Feb. 15-- Hillier scores again for Halifax
Feb. 16 -- Pack's Montoya shuts out Worcester

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