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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - December 6, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Dane Byers tallied a pair of goals and was named the first star of the game in Prince Albert's 5-1 win over Moose Jaw on Sunday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Hartford 4, Manchester 3
Blair Betts, Craig Weller and Jed Ortmeyer led the offensive charge for Hartford on Sunday but Jeff Hamilton saved the best for last as his OT-winner at 1:01 of the extra session lifted the Wolf Pack to a 4-3 win over the Manchester Monarchs. Jason LaBarbera turned aside 27 shots for his second win in as many nights.



WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

Medicine Hat 1, Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 5
Looks like Dane Byers is getting back to full strength. The second year Prince Albert forward who was slowed by a concussion, had a breakout game for the Raiders last night, scoring two in the 5-1 victory over Moose Jaw. Byers, who had now has three goals and four assists for seven points, along with 68 penalty minutes, was awarded first honors for his efforts last night. Not to be overshadowed, Prince Albert newcomer Rick Kozak continued to impress his new mates with a goal and an assist in the contest. He's got points in both games since joining the Raiders on Nov. 30 (2-1-3).

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Brandon 2, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 1
Things just haven't been the same for the Medicine Hat Tigers over the past two weeks. The Tigers, once the cream of the WHL crop, has struggled the stretch, going winless in their last six (0-5-1). Last night, it was more of the same as the Brandon Wheat Kings nipped the Tigers, 2-1 in Medicine Hat. During the winless run, Medicine Hat's offense has scored more than two goals in just one game. Roman Psurny, who was held off the scoresheet for the fifth straight outing, ranks tied for third in WHL rookie scoring with 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists).

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Saskatoon (Zdenek Bahensky) 4, Calgary 3
Zdenek Bahensky collected an assist in the Blades 4-3 over Calgary on Sunday. Bahensky pushes his season totals to seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points, along with 37 penalty minutes, and now ranks tied for sixth in WHL rookie scoring.

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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

Ottawa (Petruzalek) 4, Toronto 3 (OT)
The Ottawa 67s rebounded from a 5-2 defeat to Belleville on Saturday and handed Toronto a 4-3 OT loss in OHL action on Sunday. 67s sniper Jakub Petruzalek collected an assist and posted a +1 rating on the night. Petruzalek leads all OHL freshmen and all Ottawa skaters with 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points, along with 18 penalty minutes in 27 games on the season.

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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

Lewiston (Paiement) 4, PEI 2
The Lewiston MAINEiacs and Jonathan Paiment scored a 4-2 victory over PEI Rocket on Sunday. Paiment chipped in with an assist and collected two penalty minutes for the MAINEiacs, who record climbs to 12-15-6-0. Paiment now has four goals and 26 assists for 30 points, along with 100 penalty minutes on the season, which ranks him third among all QMJHL blueliners in scoring.

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CZECH REPUBLIC EXTRALEAGUE

Liberec 2, Pardubice (Prucha) 5
Petr Prucha broke through in the scoring column with his first goal of the season, helping Pardubice beat Liberec, 5-2. Prucha now has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 29 games this season.
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