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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Jan. 11, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, beat the Columbia Inferno 5-2 on the road on Thursday night. Rangers prospect Lee Falardeau had the lone assist on Charlotte's fourth goal, scored by Adam Nightingale at 6:02 of the third period. That goal gave the Checkers a 4-2 lead. Fellow prospect Hugh Jessiman then closed out the scoring with a power-play goal at 18:18 of the third. It was Jessiman's fourth goal since being assigned to Charlotte from Hartford. Charlotte outshot Columbia 38-16. The Checkers are now 18-14-3 and in fifth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

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

Cliche Marc-Andre Cliche
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
League: QMJHL
Cliche's Scoring to Date: 31 games, 15 goals, 21 assists, 28 PIM
Jan. 11: Lewiston 6, St. John's 1 (at St. John's)

In his first game back after winning a gold with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, Cliché picked up the second assist on Stefano Giliati's power-play goal at 6:17 of the second period, giving Lewiston a 3-1 lead.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 39 games, 0 goals, 14 assists, 94 PIM
Jan. 11: London 5, Oshawa 4 (SO) (at Oshawa)

Koverko had the lone assist on Cal Clutterbuck's shorthanded goal at 9:56 of the opening period, giving the Generals a 1-0 lead. The assist gave him a new major-junior career high with 14 points in one season. Koverko also took a minor penalty late in the first period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 42 games, 19 goals, 18 assists, 36 PIM
Jan. 11: Peterborough 4, Owen Sound 3 (OT) (at Peterborough)

Sanguinetti did not score any points and took a minor penalty in the third period of the Attack's overtime loss.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 43 games, 23 goals, 25 assists, 91 PIM
Jan. 11: Red Deer 4, Calgary 0 (at Calgary)

Dupont did not score any points or take any penalties as the Hitmen were blanked at home.

Hillier Ryan Hillier
Position: Left Wing
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
League: QMJHL
Hillier's Scoring to Date: 44 games, 21 goals, 18 assists, 57 PIM
Jan. 11: Acadie-Bathurst 7, Halifax 2 (at Halifax)

Hillier did not record a point and took one minor penalty in his team's loss at home.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Jan. 6 -- Russell has five-point night for Kootenay
Jan. 7 -- Valiquette stars in Hartford's win
Jan. 9 -- Jessiman picks up three points for Checkers
Jan. 10 -- Dubinsky leads Pack to comeback victory

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