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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - February 12, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes recorded a hat trick as Kootenay iced Roman Psurny and the Medicine Hat Tigers, 5-2, on Friday..

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Medicine Hat (Psurny) 2, Kootenay (Dawes) 5
Nigel Dawes tallied three goals and earned first star of the game honors as the Kootenay Ice skated past Roman Psurny and the Medicine Hat Tigers, 5-2, on Friday. The Ice captain continues his incredible offensive pace, posting 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in his last eight games and leads Kootenay with 33 goals and 51 points in 47 games this season. Psurny, held scoreless on the night, sits third among all WHL rookies with 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in 55 games this season.
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Spokane 3, Portland (Dubinsky) 4 (OT)
Brandon Dubinsky's goal 25 seconds into overtime lifted the Portland Winter Hawks to an exciting 4-3 win over the visiting Spokane Chiefs on Friday. Dubinsky ranks third on the club with 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) in 51 games this season. His 124 penalty minutes Place second on the Hawks.
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Tri-City (Jonasen) 2, Everett (Baranka) 1
Tri-City captain Marcus Jonasen netted the game-winning goal with 2:03 remaining in the third period as the Americans earned a 2-1 victory over Ivan Baranka and the host Everett Silvertips on Friday. The goal was Jonasen's team-leading 18th of the season. He has also 14 assists and 32 points in 52 games this season. Baranka has posted 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 49 matches.
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Moose Jaw 1, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 2
The Saskatoon Blades edged the Moose Jaw Warriors, 2-1, on Friday, with Blades forward Zdenek Bahensky collecting an assist and a five-minute fighting major. Bahensky, in his rookie season in the WHL, has posted 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points, along with 75 penalty minutes in 51 games.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Mississauga 2, Ottawa (Petruzalek) 5
Jakub Petruzalek collected a pair of assists on a pair of Lukas Kapar first period goals to help lift the Ottawa 67s to a 5-2 win over the Mississauga IceDogs on Friday. Petruzalek leads all OHL rookies with 33 assists and ranks second among first-year players with 52 points in 55 games.
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Callahan, Storm Fall to Spitfires, 5-3 >>

QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Lewiston (Paiement) 3, PEI 1
Jonathan Paiement notched his 41st assist of the season as the Lewiston MAINEiacs skated to a 3-1 win over the PEI Rocket on Friday. Paiement ranks fourth among QMJHL defensemen with 48 points (five goals, 41 assists) in 52 games. He has also amassed 144 penalty minutes on the season.
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NCAA
Michigan (Montoya) 6, Nebraska-Omaha (Holt) 4
The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team survived a back-and-forth contest that featured four ties to earn a 6-4 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Friday. Michigan netminder Al Montoya turned aside 19 of 23 shots on the night to earn his third consecutive 20th win season. Montoya has posted a 20-6-3 mark in 2004-05 and remains unbeaten (4-0-1) at Omaha during his career. Montoya is 2-0-2 in his last four outings. UNO goaltender Chris Holt saw his four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1) come to an end in the loss, stopping 20 of 26 shots. With the loss, Holt falls to 15-10-3 on the season. The two teams get back at it tonight at the Quest Center.
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Harvard (Flynn, Reese) 3, Rensselaer 0
Charlie Johnson scored twice and Dov Grumet-Morris made 32 saves to help the Harvard men's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer on Friday evening in Troy, New York. Crimson blueliner Dylan Reese collected an assist on the power play, game-winning tally and two penalty minutes on the night. Harvard is in sole possession of second place in the ECACHL standings by winning its sixth consecutive conference game to improve to 12-4-1 in League play and 15-6-2 overall.
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Bowling Green 2, Ohio State (Guenin) 3
Buckeye sophomore Matt Beaudoin scored twice and freshman Kyle Hood had two assists as the No. 7 Ohio State men's hockey team downed instate and Central Collegiate Hockey Association foe Bowling Green, 3-2, Friday in front of 9,683 fans in Value City Arena. The teams will close out the two-game series on Saturday. The victory, OSU's fifth in a row, improves the Buckeyes' record to 21-7-3 on the year and 18-4-1 in the CCHA. Second-place Ohio State remains one point behind first-place Michigan in the league standings, as the Wolverines beat Nebraska-Omaha, 6-4, Friday in Omaha. OSU defenseman Nate Guenin played his typical rugged style in the win but was held scoreless.
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Ferris State 4, Notre Dame (Walsh) 3
It's been a season for shaking one's head for the Notre Dame hockey team. On Friday night, the Irish were again left shaking their heads as Ferris State's Matt Verdone scored a short-handed game-winning goal with 53 seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 4-3 win at the Joyce Center. Mike Walsh notched a power play assist and two penalty minutes for Notre Dame in the loss.
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St. Cloud 4, Colorado College (Crabb) 3 (OT)
Joe Jensen scored with 13 seconds left in overtime to give St. Cloud State a 4-3 victory over second-ranked Colorado College on Friday night at the World Arena. CC forward Joey Crabb collected a power play assist in the loss. The Tigers will take a one-point lead over Denver in the WCHA standings into Saturday night's rematch with St. Cloud.
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Western Michigan 3, Northern Michigan (Olver) 3 (OT)
The Northern Michigan University hockey team scored two power play goals and a shorthanded marker against the Western Michigan University Broncos on Friday night at the Berry Events Center, but that was not enough. The Broncos scored two power-play goals within 30 seconds of each other in the third period to salvage a 3-3 tie against the 'Cats. NMU is now 0-1-1 in the past two games at the Berry Events Center as their record now stands at 14-9-6 overall and 12-7-4 in the CCHA. NMU's record for most ties in a season is seven which was set during the 2000-01 season. NMU forward Darin Olver was held scoreless on the night.
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