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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Nov. 10, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, routed the Johnstown Chiefs 5-1 on Friday night, with Rangers prospects playing a big role in the win. Bruce Graham, the game's No. 1 star, had a huge night with three points. He got the Checkers on the board with a shorthanded goal at 13:15 of the second period, tying the game at 1-1 and starting a run of five unanswered Charlotte goals. He later had the primary assist on Mark Lee's goal at 12:49 of the third period, making it 3-1, and added his second goal of the game just 1:19 later. Fellow Rangers prospect Chris Holt, the No. 3 star, stopped 22 shots for the Checkers to earn the victory. The Checkers are now 6-2-0. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, 13 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the QMJHL, OHL, WHL and NCAA on Friday. Here is a summary of their performances:

RocheKen Roche
Position: Center
Team: Boston University Terriers
League: Hockey East
Roche's Scoring to Date: 7 games, 5 goals, 4 assists, 4 PIM
Nov. 10: Boston University 4, New Hampshire 4 (at New Hampshire)

It was a career night for Roche, as the Boston University forward registered a hat trick and had a hand in every goal. Roche had the primary assist on the game's first goal, scored by Chris Higgins just nine seconds into the middle period. He then picked up his third goal of the season, unassisted, to pull the Terriers into a 2-2 tie at 3:13 of the third. When BU fell behind again, Roche delivered his second goal of the night to make it 3-3 at 8:40 of the third period. He then completed his hat trick to tie the game on a power play with 1:02 remaining in the third period. Roche, the game's No. 1 star, led all players with seven shots on goal as the No. 8 Terriers settled for a tie with the No. 13 Wildcats.

Cliche Marc-Andre Cliche
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
League: QMJHL
Cliche's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 11 goals, 15 assists, 20 PIM
Nov. 10: Lewiston 5, Prince Edward Island 4 (at Lewiston)

Team captain Cliche had a good night for the MAINEiacs with two points . He scored his 11th goal of the season to give Lewiston a 2-0 lead with only one second left in the first period. He then picked up the second assist on Eric Castonguay's power play goal at 2:18 of the second, which made it 3-0.

Olver Darin Olver
Position: Center
Team: Northern Michigan Wildcats
League: CCHA
Olver's Scoring to Date: 11 games, 2 goals, 5 assists, 10 PIM
Nov. 10: Northern Michigan 2, Alaska-Fairbanks 2 (at Northern Michigan)

Olver, the game's No. 3 star, scored his second goal of the season at 12:54 of the first period. The unassisted goal came just eight seconds after Alaska-Fairbanks had taken a 1-0 lead. He finished the game with two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating.

ReeseDylan Reese
Position: Defense
Team: Harvard Crimson
League: ECAC
Reese's Scoring to Date: 5 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 6 PIM
Nov. 10: Cornell 3, Harvard 2 (at Cornell)

Coming off their first win of the season, Reese and his Harvard teammates fell to the Big Red in Ithaca, N.Y. Reese, the Harvard captain, scored his second goal of the season on a power play at 4:14 of the opening period to tie the game at 1-1. Harvard led 2-1 with 9:32 left in the third period before Cornell came back with two goals, including the game-winner at 18:27.

Ryan Billy Ryan
Position: Center
Team: University of Maine Black Bears
League: Hockey East
Ryan's Scoring to Date: 9 games, 1 goal, 6 assists, 2 PIM
Nov. 10: Maine 4, UMass Lowell 1 (at Maine)

Ryan had the primary assist on Keenan Hopson's goal at 12:38 of the first, which gave Maine a 2-0 lead and stood up as the game-winner. With the victory, the No. 1-ranked Black Bears improved to 8-0-1.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 19 games, 4 goals, 9 assists, 73 PIM
Nov. 10: Prince George 3, Kelowna 2 (at Prince George)

Hunter, the Prince George captain, had the primary assist on Vladimir Mihalik's power-play goal at 5:34 of the second period, which pulled the Cougars into a 2-2 tie. Devin Setoguchi later broke the tie with the game-winner. Hunter also took a minor penalty in the opening period.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 17 games, 0 goals, 7 assists, 50 PIM
Nov. 10: Oshawa 3, London 2 (OT) (at London)

Koverko did not score any points or take any penalties as the Generals upset London on the Knights' home ice. He was also plus-1 for the game.

Hillier Ryan Hillier
Position: Left Wing
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
League: QMJHL
Hillier's Scoring to Date: 22 games, 9 goals, 5 assists, 23 PIM
Nov. 10: Halifax 4, Chicoutimi 2 (at Halifax)

Hillier did not score any points or take any penalties as the Mooseheads broke a 2-2 tie at 11:46 of the third period and later iced the game on an empty net goal.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 14 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 88 PIM
Nov. 10: Plymouth 4, Owen Sound 0 (at Plymouth)

Flatt picked up 17 penalty minutes in the Attack's road loss, including five for fighting Plymouth's Tom Sestito in the second period.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 12 goals, 8 assists, 22 PIM
Nov. 10: Plymouth 4, Owen Sound 0 (at Plymouth)

It was a tough evening for Sanguinetti and his Attack teammates, who were shut out by Plymouth goalie Jeremy Smith with 42 saves.

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 16 games, 4 goals, 7 assists, 33 PIM
Nov. 10: Sudbury 3, Guelph 1 (at Guelph)

Staal, the Rangers' No. 1 pick in 2005, drew a minor and misconduct for checking from behind in the second period of his team's win in Guelph.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 18 games, 3 goals, 8 assists, 22 PIM
Nov. 10: Lethbridge 6, Prince Albert 2 (at Lethbridge)

Coming off a three-point performance in his last game, Zeliska was held off the scoresheet by the Hurricanes.

Foote Jordan Foote
Position: Left Wing
Team: Michigan Tech Huskies
League: WCHA
Foote's Scoring to Date: 8 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 6 PIM
Nov. 10: Michigan Tech 0, Minnesota-Duluth 0 (at Michigan Tech)

Foote returned to the Huskies lineup after missing one game due to injury. He finished the night with three shots on goal in the rare 0-0 tie.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 12 games, 10 goals, 8 assists, 23 PIM
Nov. 10: Kootenay 3, Tri-City 2 (at Kootenay)

Russell was not in the lineup as the Ice won the game on a power-play goal by Curtis Billsten with 4:30 remaining in the game. Russell is out with a broken finger, suffered during Kootenay's Oct. 20 game at Swift Current and is expected to miss one month. It was the eighth game he has missed due to the injury.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Nov. 5 -- Montoya stops 31 shots in Hartford's win
Nov. 7 -- Cliche assists on MAINEiacs' game-winner
Nov. 8 -- Sanguinetti scores twice for Owen Sound
Nov. 9 -- Pyatt nets 17th goal of season for Saginaw

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