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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - February 5, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Billy Ryan tallied a pair of goals and was named the first star of the game as the University of Maine defeated host New Hampshire, 3-1, on Friday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Hartford 0, Providence 3
In what was a fight-filled contest, the Hartford Wolf Pack fell to the Providence Bruins last night, 3-0. Collectively, 304 penalty minutes were whistled in the contest, with the Wolf Pack on the receiving end of 166 PIMs. Jason LaBarbera was in the nets for the Pack, making 21 stops in a losing effort. Hartford, who sit in second place in the Atlantic Division with a 32-15-1-2 record, are back in action on Sunday when they travel to Lowell in a make-up game that was originally postponed due to inclement waether on January 23.
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ECHL
Pee Dee 2 vs. Charlotte 3
Fighting to maintain their spot atop the East Division, the Charlotte Checkers faced off against the Pee Dee Pride on Friday at Cricket Arena. Coming into tonight's match-up, Pee Dee had lost a team record five straight. The Checkers have not beaten the Pride in their two previous meetings this season, dropping both games 3-2. This time, the Checkers turned the tables, thrashing the Pride in a 3-2 victory. Charlotte came out swinging as Jason Dawe took an Eddie Pershin pass and put it between the Pee Dee pipes within the first two minutes of the first period, and then were able to stave off a desperate effort from the Pride. With the win, Charlotte's record stands at 25-15-2, good for first place in the East Division.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Portland (Dubinsky) 7 vs. Seattle 4
Everybody's rollin' in Portland! The Hawks are on a four-game winning streak and Brandon Dubinsky is leading the way!. Dubinsky collected a goal and an assist last night as the Hawks upended the Seattle Thunderbirds, 7-4. Dubinsky has points in four straight games (3-3-6) and currently ranks third on the club with 46 points.
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Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 4 vs. Saskatoon (Bahensky) 1
Zdenek Bahensky did all he could, but it wasn't enough the Saskatoon Blades on Friday as they fell to Dane Byers, Rick Kozak and the Prince Albert Raiders, 4-1. Bahensky scored his 13th goal of the season for the Blades' lone tally and captured third star honors. Byers and Kozak did not register a point in the outing, which was the Raiders third win in their last four games.
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Spokane 1 vs. Everett (Baranka) 2
Even though their offense continues to have difficulty scoring goals, the Everett Silvertips managed to earn a tough, 2-1 victory over Spokane on Friday. It was the Tips second win in a row and the seventh straight game where they have scored 2 goals or less. Ivan Baranka was held scoreless in the contest.
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Kootenay (Dawes) 2 vs. Red Deer 3
The Red Deer Rebels did what only one other team has done since Nigel Dawes returned from the World Juniors; they shut him down. For only the second time in 12 games, Nigel Dawes was held scoreless in the Kootenay's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rebels. He continues to lead the team with 26 goals and 43 points.
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Medicine Hat (Psurny) 2 vs. Lethbridge 1
It a tight-checking battle of Alberta clubs, the Medicine Hat Tigers scored a 2-1 win over Lethbridge last night. The Hat's Roman Psurny did not collect any points, but the victory was key as it snapped a two-game losing skid. Psurny has 16 goals and 19 assists for 35 points in 50 games to rank third among WHL rookie scorers.
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Prince George 0 vs. Tri-City (Jonasen) 4
The Tri-City Americans played "Follow the leaders" Friday night, riding the coattails of their captain, Marcus Jonasen, to a 4-0 whitewash of Prince Gorge. A two-goal performance by Jonasen led to first star accolades and helped snap a four-game skid for the Amerks. Jonasen has scored in his last two outings and leads the club with 17 tallies.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Guelph (Callahan) 2 vs. Erie 4
Guelph Storm captain Ryan Callahan was held in check Friday, as the Storm were defeated by the Erie Otters, 4-2. The Guelph captain was pointless for the first time in three outings, but he continues to lead the club with 22 goals and 39 points. Guelph has gone winless in their last three outings (0-2-1) after reeling off a four-unbeaten run (3-0-1).
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Ottawa (Petruzalek) 1 vs. Brampton 5
Jakub Petruzalek collected two penalty minutes, but couldn't muster anything on the offensive end as his Ottawa 67's fell to Brampton, 5-1. Petruzalek had recorded points in his two previous games coming into the contest. He currently leads the 67's with 30 assists and 47 points.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Drummondville 3 vs. Lewiston (Paiement) 5
The Lewiston MAINEiacs snapped a two-game losing stretch and stand-out defenseman Jonathan Paiement collected an assist as the MAINEiacs bested Drummondville, 5-3. Paiement, who ranks second among all Quebec League blueliners with 39 assists, now has points in five of his last six games (three goals, three assists). Lewiston currently sits in fourth place in the Eastern Division with a 25-20-7-0 record.
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NCAA
UMass-Lowell 4 vs. Boston University (Roche) 4
David Van der Gulik scored his first collegiate hat trick but the Boston University hockey team had to settle for a 4-4 overtime tie against the University of Massachusetts/Lowell in Hockey East action at B.U. on Friday night. An Agganis Arena crowd of 5930 was on hand to watch the Terriers' record go to 15-10-2 overall and 11-4-2 in the league, while the River Hawks are 15-6-4 overall and 6-6-3 in the league. BU forward Kenny Roche did not record a point, but did have four shots on the goal.
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New Hampshire vs. Maine (Moore, Ryan) 4
The Maine men's ice hockey team picked up a 3-1 win over seventh-ranked New Hampshire in a Hockey East contest on Friday night at Whittemore Center in front of 6,501 fans. Maine had two goals by freshman Billy Ryan in giving the Wildcats their first loss at home this season. Maine is 15-8-6 (10-3-4 Hockey East) and New Hampshire is 17-7-3 (10-3-2 Hockey East) following the game. Maine also moves into a tie for second place in the conference standings. The two-goal performance was the first of Ryan's college career, and brings his season stat line up to five goals and seven assists for 12 points.
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Lake Superior State 1 vs. Ohio State (Guenin) 3
Buckeye junior Rod Pelley scored twice and classmate Dan Knapp had two assists as the No. 8/9 Ohio State men's hockey team defeated Lake Superior State, 3-1, in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game Friday in Taffy Abel Arena. With the win, OSU's third in a row, the Buckeyes improve to 19-7-3 on the year and 16-4-1 in the CCHA. Second-place OSU climbed to within two points of first-place Michigan after the Wolverines tied Michigan State Friday. The Lakers fall to 7-14-6 and 6-8-5 in league play on the year. OSU's Nate Guenin was held off the scoresheet.
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Michigan (Montoya) 2 vs. Michigan State (Potter) 2
The No. 5-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team tied Michigan State 2-2 in overtime on Friday in front 6,952 maize-clad fans in support of the Maize Out at Yost Ice Arena. The Wolverines lost a 2-0 first-period lead in the final three minutes of the third period as MSU's Drew Miller scored at 17:34 and 19:58, and neither team scored in the five-minute sudden-death overtime. Jeff Tambellini (Port Moody, B.C.) had one goal and one assist, while Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C.) had a pair of assists. UM's Al Montoya collected an assist and made 23 stops in the tie, while MSU's Corey Potter collected two penalty minutes.
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Nebraska-Omaha (Holt) 1 vs. Notre Dame (Walsh) 1
UNO goaltender Chris Holt did it all for the Mavs on Friday night at Notre Dame. Holt had 30 saves, an assist and second star honors in leading Nebraska-Omaha to a 1-1 tie with Notre Dame on Friday night at the Joyce Center. Both teams were scoreless on the power play with UNO going 0-for-5, while Notre Dame went 0-for-4. UND outshot the Mavericks 31 to 27 in the contest. UNO (14-10-3, 10-8-3 CCHA) will face Notre Dame (5-18-6, 3-13-5 CCHA) on Saturday in the series finale.
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Minnesota State 1 vs. Colorado College (Crabb) 7
Brett Sterling scored a pair of goals and added three assists to lead No. 2 Colorado College to a 7-1 victory over Minnesota State Friday night at the Midwest Wireless Civic Center in Mankato, Minn. Rangers prospect Joey Crabb collected an assist in the contest, running his scoring streak to five games (4-2-6). He ranks third on the team with 13 tallies and tied for third with 24 points. For No. 2-ranked CC, which has lost just once in its last 15 outings overall (12-1-2), opened up a three-point lead over second-place Wisconsin in the WCHA standings.
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Alaska Fairbanks 3 vs. Northern Michigan (Olver) 6
For the first 40 minutes of the game it looked like a typical game at the Berry Events Center. The 'Cats were up 3-1, Tuomas Tarkki was campaigning for more Hobey Baker votes (www.hobeybaker.com) with his saves and general overall play, and NMU was at home. Tarkki is currently ninth in the Hobey Baker voting as of Feb. 4 (11:30 p.m.). But the final 20 minutes of the game saw five goals scored as NMU had three and the Nanooks from Alaska Fairbanks two. But when the final horn sounded NMU had won their 10th home game of the season 6-3. NMU is now 14-8-5 overall on the season and 12-6-3 in CCHA play. The Nanooks are 8-12-3 and 7-11-3 respectively. Currently at the Berry Events Center for the 2004-05 season NMU is 10-0-1. NMU's Darin Olver added to his team-leading assist total with his 19th helper of the season.
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Dartmouth 3 vs. Harvard (Flynn, Reese) 5
A Dylan Reese tally with just 52 seconds on the clock gave Harvard a dramatic 2-1 victory over Dartmouth on Friday evening at the Bright Hockey Center. The Crimson wins its season-best fifth straight game to improve to 14-5-2 overall, and moves into second place in the ECAC Hockey League with an 11-4-1 mark in conference play. Harvard extends its unbeaten streak against the Big Green to ten games (8-0-2) with the victory. Reese leads all Harvard D-men with six goals and 13 points.
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