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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - February 14, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Everett defenseman Ivan Baranka collected a power play goal and a power play assist in the Silvertips'4-2 win over Spokane on Sunday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PlanetUSA wins Skills Competition, 17-13
Rochester Americans goaltender Ryan Miller stopped 15 of 19 shots and Providence Bruins forward Andy Hilbert recorded the AHL's first-ever perfect accuracy shooting performance to lead PlanetUSA to a 17-13 victory over the Canadian team in the 2005 AHL All-Star Skills Competition, held in front of 9,916 fans at a sold-out Verizon Wireless Arena here on Sunday night. Jason LaBarbera and Lawrence Nycholat will start for the Canadian All-Stars in Monday's game.
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ECHL
Charlotte 4, Augusta 6
The Charlotte Checkers were playing their fifth game in six days Sunday afternoon in Augusta, Georgia against the Lynx. The minds were willing but the legs were not. A tired Checkers team played hard with what little energy they had left but finally succumbed to Augusta 6-4. Matt Dzieduszycki scored a hat trick for the Lynx and Augusta struck for four power-play goals in the victory. Mike Wirll and Dusty Jamieson each had a pair of goals for the Checkers and goalie Alex Westlund suffered his first loss of the week after three wins. The loss was the first in regulation for the Checkers in the five-game stretch. Charlotte went 3-1-1 for the week, earning seven of a possible ten points. Jamieson was torrid for the Checkers with seven goals in the team's last four games. Charlotte ended the six-game season series against Augusta going 4-2-0.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Spokane 2, Everett (Baranka) 4
Ivan Baranka is know more for his smart, sound, steady all-around brand of hockey but for the second straight night, he has flashed a little offensive flair as well. The blueliner tallied a goal and an assist to lead the Silvertips to a 4-2 win over visiting Spokane on Sunday, Everett's sixth win in their last seven games. Baranka, named the game's first star, has now posted two goals and one assist in his last two outings. He has posted 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 51 matches.
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Kamloops 1, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 6
Medicine Hat forward Roman Psurny tallied a power play goal as the Tigers powered past the Kamloops Blazers, 6-1, on Sunday. Psurny sits third among all WHL rookies with 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 56 games this season.
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Red Deer 3, Tri-City (Jonasen) 2
Marcus Jonasen continued to produce offensively for Tri-City but the Americans wound up on the losing end for the second straight night. Jonasen added an assist, his fourth point in his last three games, in a 3-2 loss to Red Deer on Sunday. The Amerks captain has posted points in six of the club's sevn games thus far in the month of February, collecting eight points (five goals, three assists) in seven matches. Jonasen has posted 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points in 54 games this season.
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Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 2, Moose Jaw 2 (OT)
The Prince Albert Raiders skated to a 2-2 tie in Moose Jaw on Sunday to drop to 1-3-1 in their last five games. Raiders forwards Dane Byers and Rick Kozak each collected two penalty minutes on the night.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
London 4, Guelph (Callahan) 1
Guelph captain Ryan Callahan tallied his club's lone goal of the night on Sunday as the Storm dropped a 4-1 decision to the visiting London Knights. Callahan was named the second star of the game and leads the team with 24 goals and 44 points in 46 games this season.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Lewiston (Paiement) 4, Rimouski 7
It was the Sidney Crosby show on Sunday in Rimouski as the Oceanic forward, the consensus top pick in the next NHL Entry Draft, collected two goals and three assists in a 7-4 drubbing of the Lewiston MAINEiacs. Lewiston blueliner Jonathan Paiement picked up four penalty minutes in the loss. He ranks fourth among QMJHL defensemen with 48 points (five goals, 41 assists) in 54 games. He has also amassed 148 penalty minutes on the season.
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