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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Nov. 26, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, won their second straight game in overtime and third overall on Sunday afternoon, beating the Worcester Sharks 6-5 on a goal by Jarkko Immonen. Ryan Callahan, Bryce Lampman and Immonen each had three points for the Pack, who are picking up steam after a rough start to the season. Hartford also completed the rare feat of winning three games in three days. Immonen, the game's No. 2 star, got the first goal for Hartford at 11:56 of the first period, tying the game at 1-1 off assists from Callahan and Ivan Baranka. Callahan pulled the Rangers into a 2-2 tie on a power play at 3:36 of the second period, picking up assists from Immonen and Nigel Dawes. Baranka and Dawes later set up a power-play goal by Marvin Degon with 2:29 to go in the second period, making it a 3-3 game after Worcester had surged into the lead. Early in the third period, Lampman, the game's No. 1 star, gave the Pack a 4-3 advantage off an assist from Callahan, but Worcester came back to tie it at the 7:27 mark. Lampman's second goal of the game at 10:30 of the third made it 5-4, but the Sharks forced overtime by scoring with only 3:51 left in regulation. Immonen then delivered the winner on a power-play at 1:43 of overtime, off assists from Daniel Girardi and Lampman. Al Montoya made 27 saves for the Pack in notching his second win. Hartford is now 8-11-1 on the season. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, beat the South Carolina Stingrays 6-4 at home on Sunday afternoon. It was a huge game for Rangers prospect Bruce Graham, who scored two goals and added two assists to earn No. 1 star honors. Graham began his day with his team-leading 12th goal of the season to give Charlotte a 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game. He went on to score his second goal of the game at 2:58 of the middle period, putting the Checkers up 3-0. Graham later had the lone assist on Kenton Smith's power-play goal at 15:41, which put the Checkers ahead 5-2 and stood up as the game-winner. He closed out his big game with the primary assist on Corey Potter's power-play goal at 10:21 of the third. Fellow Rangers prospect Chris Holt made 22 saves for Charlotte, earning his seventh win of the season. The Checkers are now 10-6-0 in fourth place in the American Conference's South Division. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

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

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 29 games, 17 goals, 17 assists, 71 PIM
Nov. 26: Calgary 5, Portland 1 (at Portland)

It was a two-goal night for Dupont, the game's No. 2 star, who picked up both goals in shorthanded situations. Dupont scored his 16th goal of the season while the Hitmen were shorthanded at 8:16 of the first period, giving Calgary a commanding 3-0 lead. He then picked up No. 17 with another shorthanded tally at 1:52 of the second to make it 4-1. Dupont finished the night with a plus-2 rating.

Cliche Marc-Andre Cliche
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
League: QMJHL
Cliche's Scoring to Date: 27 games, 15 goals, 19 assists, 24 PIM
Nov. 26: Lewiston 4, Victoriaville 2 (at Victoriaville)

Cliche, the day's No. 2 star, had the second assist on the game's first goal, scored by Pierre-Luc Faubert on a power play at 6:21 of the opening period. He later scored a shorthanded goal to make it 3-1 at 1:26 of the second.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 25 games, 3 goals, 14 assists, 39 PIM
Nov. 26: Brandon 5, Prince Albert 4 (SO) (at Brandon)

Zeliska had the second assist on Jeff May's power-play goal at 1:54 of the opening period, giving Prince Albert an early 1-0 lead. He also took one minor penalty in the game and did not participate in the overtime shootout, finishing the night with a plus-1 rating.

MarekJan Marek
Position: Forward
Team: Magnitogorsk Metallurg
League: Russian Superleague
Marek's Scoring to Date: 26 games, 16 goals, 13 assists, 38 PIM
Nov. 26: Magnitogorsk 2, Yaroslavl 1 (at Yaroslavl)

Marek did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's win on the road.

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position: Center
Team: Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague
Anisimov's Scoring to Date: 22 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 14 PIM
Nov. 26: Magnitogorsk 2, Yaroslavl 1 (at Yaroslavl)

Anisimov did not record a point or take any penalties as Yaroslavl fell at home on a third-period goal by Magnitogorsk's Evgeny Varlamov.

Kveton David Kveton
Position: Right Wing
Team: HC Vsetin
League: Czech Extraliga
Kveton's Scoring to Date: 14 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 8 PIM
Nov. 26 Pardubice 4, Vsetin 0 (at Pardubice)

Kveton did not score any points or take any penalties as Vsetin was blanked on the road.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 24 games, 0 goals, 7 assists, 69 PIM
Nov. 26: Sarnia 7, Oshawa 3 (at Oshawa)

Koverko did not score any points and was called for two minor penalties as the Generals lost at home.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position: Defense
Team: Portland Winter Hawks
League: WHL
Sauer's Scoring to Date: 26 games, 4 goals, 6 assists, 38 PIM
Nov. 26: Calgary 5, Portland 1 (at Portland)

Sauer did not score any points and took one minor penalty as the Winter Hawks were routed by the visiting Hitmen.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 14 games, 10 goals, 8 assists, 23 PIM
Nov. 26: Kootnay 4, Regina 2 (at Kootenay)

One game after returning to the Ice lineup from a hand injury, Russell did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's victory.

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: HC Hame Zlin
League: Czech Extraliga
Psurny's Scoring to Date: 26 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 12 PIM
Nov. 26 Zlin 3, Vitkovice 2 (at Zlin)

Psurny was not in the lineup for Zlin's home victory.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Forward
Team: HK 36 Skalica
League: Slovak Extraliga
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM
Nov. 26: Skalica 6, Nitra 3 (at Skalica)

Dornic was not in the lineup as Skalica won at home.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Nov. 22 -- Callahan gets another hat trick for Hartford
Nov. 23 -- Staal's OHL All-Star squad crushes Russians 5-0
Nov. 24 -- Immonen scores a pair in Wolf Pack win
Nov. 25 -- Weller nets winner for Hartford in OT

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