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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Oct. 15, 2006

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Eleven Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the OHL, WHL, QMJHL and Europe on Sunday. Here is a summary of their performances:

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 10 games, 8 goals, 8 assists, 2 PIM
Oct. 15: Saginaw 8, Kingston 1 (at Kingston)

Pyatt, the game's No. 1 star, scored his first hat trick of the season as the Spirit crushed Kingston on the road. He scored the game's first goal at 5:36 of the opening period, and less than eight minutes later, he scored again at 13:02 of the first to make it 4-1 for the Spirit. Midway through the game - at the 10:00 mark of the second period -- he completed his hat trick on a power play. Pyatt finished the game with a plus-2 rating.

Cliche Marc-Andre Cliche
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
League: QMJHL
Cliche's Scoring to Date: 10 games, 5 goals, 6 assists, 12 PIM
Oct. 15: Lewiston 4, Quebec 2 (at Lewiston)

Cliche picked up two more points for Lewiston. He had the second assist on Eric Castonguay's power-play goal at 7:10 of the second period, pulling the MAINEiacs into a 2-2 tie. Lewiston. He then assisted on another power-play goal by Castonguay - which closed out the scoring -- at 7:11 of the third. Cliche, the Lewiston captain, was also called for a minor penalty in the first period.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 9 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, 14 PIM
Oct. 15: Brandon 6, Prince Albert 2 (at Prince Albert)

Zeliska notched his second goal of the season at 9:05 of the second period, cutting Brandon's lead to 4-1. He was also called for a hooking penalty at 1:30 of the opening period and was one of only two Raiders players to finish with a plus-minus rating in the plus column (plus-1).

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: HC Hame Zlin
League: Czech Extraliga
Psurny's Scoring to Date: 15 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 8 PIM
Oct. 15: Litvinov 4, Zlin 2 (at Zlin)

Psurny scored Zlin's second goal of the game at 14:26 of the second period. The unassisted tally tied the game at 2-2, but Litvinov, led by former NHL stars Robert Reichel and Jiri Slegr, came back with two goals in the third period for the win. Reichel finished the game with two goals and two assists.

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 7 games, 2 goals, 3 assists, 17 PIM
Oct. 15: Oshawa 5, Sudbury 4 (SO) (at Sudbury)

Staal had the primary assist on Kevin Baker's game-tying goal with 33 seconds remaining in regulation, setting the stage for overtime. He was also called for a minor penalty in overtime. Despite the loss, he finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 10 games, 6 goals, 7 assists, 23 PIM
Oct. 15: Kootenay 2, Prince George 1 (at Kootenay)

Russell, the Ice captain, had the primary assist on the Ice's game-winning goal, scored by Arnaud Jacquemet on a power play at 7:52 of the second period. Russell also took a minor penalty in the game.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Left Wing
Team: HK 36 Skalica
League: Slovak Extraliga
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 14 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 10 PIM
Oct. 15: Poprad 3, Skalica 1 (at Skalica)

Dornic did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's home loss.

Kveton David Kveton
Position: Right Wing
Team: HC Vsetin
League: Czech Extraliga
Kveton's Scoring to Date: 5 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 4 PIM
Oct. 15: Sparta Praha 6, Vsetin 1(at Prague)

Kveton did not score any points or take any penalties as his team was routed on the road. Former Rangers player Jan Hlavac scored for Sparta Praha.
(NOTE: Kveton's 2006-07 QMJHL stats with Gatineau: 5 games, 0 goals, 5 assists, 2 PIM)

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 9 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 2 PIM
Oct. 15: Saginaw 8, Kingston 1 (at Kingston)

Zaborsky did not score any points or take any penalties in his team's convincing win.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 8 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 28 PIM
Oct. 15: Oshawa 5, Sudbury 4 (SO) (at Sudbury)

Koverko did not record any points and was called for one minor penalty in his team's win.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 10 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 44 PIM
Oct. 15: Kootenay 2, Prince George 1 (at Kootenay)

Hunter did not score any points but picked up 12 minutes in penalties, including a misconduct at 5:04 of the first period.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Oct. 11 -- Hillier earns No. 1 star honors for Halifax
Oct. 12 -- Pyatt picks up two more assists for Spirit
Oct. 13 -- Two-goal games for Dubinsky, Marek
Oct. 14 -- Late Dupont goal sends Calgary to OT

· Complete 2006-07 Prospect Updates Index
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