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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - December 18, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Jonathan Paiement collected three assists in Lewiston's 6-4 win on Friday, improving his team assist lead to 33 on the season.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Hartford 4, Portland 1
Chad Wiseman tallied a pair of goals and collected an assist as the Hartford Wolf Pack skated past the visiting Portland Pirates, 4-1, before 3,430 at the Civic Center on Friday. Dominic Moore (one goal, one assist), Alexandre Giroux (one goal) and Jozef Balej (two assists) also paced the Pack offensively, while Jason LaBarbera turned aside 18 shots extending his team record to eight victories in a row. The Pack sit five points behind Manchester in the AHL's Atlantic Division at 18-7-1-2.

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ECHL

Charlotte 4, Pensacola 8
The Charlotte Checkers began their southwest portion of their eight-game, season-long road trip with a wild 8-4 loss to the Pensacola Ice Pilots on Friday. Charlotte received goals from Rory Rawlyk, Lee Falardeau, Dusty Jamieson, and Chris Belanger. The Checkers special teams rebounded from poor recent play with a pair of short-handed goals and a power-play goal. The Ice Pilots had a whopping nine power-play chances to only one for the Checkers, as Charlotte did yield two power-play goals. The Checkers' road trip continues on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas when the Charlotte meets the Texas Wildcatters. Following the eight-game road trip, the Checkers will return home to Cricket Arena to host Augusta on Sunday, December 26.

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Medicine Hat (Psurny) 4, Lethbridge 1
Roman Psurny tallied his 10th goal of the season, on the power play, as Medicine Hat skated past Lethbridge, 4-1, in WHL action on Friday. Psurny now ranks fourth among all WHL rookies with 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 32 games. Medicine Hat is back in action on Saturday as they host Kelowna.

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Tri-City (Jonasen) 5, Portland (Dubinsky) 0
Marcus Jonasen and Tri-City got the best of Brandon Dubinsky and Portland on Friday as the Amerks blanked the Winter Hawks, 5-0. Jonasen paced Tri-City with his team-leading 12th and 13th goals of the season in the win. The Amerks' captain ranks fourth on the club with 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 32 games. Dubinsky is tied for fourth on the 'Hawks in scoring with 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 31 games, while his 83 penalty minutes rank second.

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Kootenay (Dawes) 4, Spokane 4 - OT
Without Kootenay captain Nigel Dawes, who has joined the Canadian National Junior Team in preparation for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Ice skated to a 4-4 tie in Spokane on Friday. The two teams meet again on Saturday in the second game of a home-and-home series. Dawes leads Kootenay with 19 goals and 28 points in 31 games.

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Saskatoon (Bahensky) 4, Regina 3
Without rookie Zdenek Bahensky in the lineup, who has joined the Czech Republic National Junior Try-Out Camp for the 2005 WJC, the Saskatoon Blades edged the host Regina Pats, 4-3, on Friday. Bahensky leads all Blades rookies with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 32 games.

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Seattle 3, Prince Albert (Byers) 2
Dane Byers racked up 11 penalty minutes as the host Prince Albert Raiders dropped a 3-2 decision to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Friday. Raiders forward Rick Kozak was not in the lineup on the night. With the loss, Prince Albert falls to 13-18-4-1 on the season.

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Everett (Baranka) 2, Vancouver 4
As another Blueshirt WHL prospect was busy preparing to represent Slovakia at the 2005 World Junior Championship - Ivan Baranka - his Everett Silvertips fell 4-2 to the host Vancouver Giants on Friday. Everett is back in action on Saturday as they travel to Porland to face Brandon Dubinsky and the Winter Hawks.

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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

Sault Ste. Marie 3, Guelph (Callahan) 1
With its captain and leading scorer Ryan Callahan with the United States National Junior Team, Guelph couldn't muster much offense as the visiting Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds downed the Storm, 3-1, on Friday. Callahan is tied for the team lead with 16 goals and ranks second on the club with 27 points in 32 games.

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Belleville 6, Ottawa (Petruzalek) 6
Ottawa and Belleville engaged in an old fashioned OHL shooutout on Friday as the two teams battled to a 6-6 tie on Friday. Ottawa rookie scoring sensation Jakub Petruzalek was not in the lineup, as he is attending the Czech Republic National Junior Try-Out Camp. Petruzalek leads Ottawa with 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 29 games.

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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

Moncton (Graham) 5, Acadie-Bathurst 0
The Moncton Wildcats added to its QMJHL points lead with a 5-0 drubbing of Acadie-Bathurst in QMJHL action on Friday. 'Cats forward Bruce Graham collectewd an assist in the win and has now posted 35 points in 37 games. Graham leads the club with 21 goals and ranks second with his 35 points. Moncton has posted a 26-7-3-1 record in 37 games on the season.

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Rouyn-Noranda 4, Lewiston (Paiement) 6
Jonathan Paiement was in the giving spirit on Friday as the MAINEiacs defenseman dished out three assists in Lewiston's 6-4 home win over Rouyn-Noranda on Friday. Paiement leads the club with 33 assists and ranks third with 37 points in 34 games.

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NCAA

Minnesota State 5, Colorado College (Crabb) 8
Joey Crabb notched a goal and an assist as Colorado College routed Minnesota State, 8-5, in front of 6,303 at Colorado Springs World Arena on Friday. Eleven different played found the scoresheet for the Tigers in the win. Crabb has now tallied seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 17 games on the season. The two teams will face-off again on Saturday.

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Michigan Tech (Foote) 7, Lakehead 2 (Exhibition)
Michigan Tech scored seven unanswered goals to claim a 7-2 victory at Lakehead in a rough hockey game at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Friday. The tilt featured 219 combined penalty minutes and 18 major penalties. Michigan Tech improves to 3-14-1 on the season with the win. The officials will certainly be on alert on Saturday as the two teams square off again in the final game of the weekend series.

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