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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - February 6, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Chris Holt turned aside 30 of 33 shots on Saturday as the University of Nebraska-Omaha completed a two-game weekend sweep of Notre Dame.

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ECHL
Dayton 7, Charlotte 1
The Charlotte Checkers took on the Dayton Bombers on Saturday that pitted former Checkers Head Coach Don MacAdam against current Checkers Head Coach Derek Wilkinson. Dayton smeared the Checkers, coming away with a 7-1 victory and breaking their five game losing streak. Charlotte faces the Columbia Inferno on the road Tuesday, February 8th. This will be their seventh meeting of the season.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Tri-City (Jonasen) 4, Spokane 2
Tri-City captain Marcus Jonasen collected an assist as the Americans defeated host Spokane, 4-2, in WHL action on Saturday. The win marked two straight for the Amerks, who blanked Prince George, 4-0, on Friday to snap a four-game skid. Jonasen ranks fifth on the club with 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) in 50 games.
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Saskatoon (Bahensky) 3, Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 1
Zdenek Bahensky and the Saskatoon Blades got a little revenge on the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday with a 3-1 road win. Prince Albert skated away with a 4-1 win one night earlier when the two teams met. Bahensky collected four penalty minutes in the win. Raiders forward Rick Kozak collected an assist in the loss, while Dane Byers registered 15 penalty minutes.
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Kootenay (Dawes) 4, Red Deer 1
Kootenay captain Nigel Dawes tallied his team-leading 27th goal of the season, a shorthanded marker, to help the Ice glide by the host Red Deer Rebels, 4-1, on Saturday. Dawes also leads the club with 44 points on the season. Red Deer defeated Kootenay, 3-2, one night earlier.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Guelph (Callahan) 2, Barrie 3
The Guelph Storm dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday when they were edged by the Barrie Colts, 3-2. Storm captain Ryan Callahan tallied a goal in the loss. Callahan leads the club with 23 goals and 40 points.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
PEI 1, Lewiston (Paiement) 4
Jonathan Paiement collected an assist as the Lewiston MAINEiacs earned a 4-1 win over PEI on Saturday in QMJHL action. Paiement, who ranks second among all Quebec League blueliners with 40 assists, now has points in six of his last seven games (three goals, four assists). Lewiston currently sits in fourth place in the Eastern Division with a 26-20-7-0 record.
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NCAA
Ohio State (Guenin) 3, Lake Superior 2 (OT)
Bryce Anderson's goal 1:04 into overtime lifted the No. 8/9 Ohio State men's hockey team to a 3-2 win over Lake Superior State in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game Saturday in Taffy Abel Arena. The Buckeyes entered the third period down 2-1, but scored two unanswered goals for the victory. The win, OSU's fourth in a row, gives the Buckeyes the sweep of the Lakers after a 3-1 win Friday. OSU improves to 20-7-3 on the year and 17-4-1 in the CCHA, marking OSU's fourth consecutive 20-win season. The Lakers drop to 7-15-6 and 6-9-5 in league play on the year. Nate Guenin collected an assist and four penalty minutes in the win.
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Nebraska-Omaha (Holt) 6, Notre Dame (Walsh) 3
Freshman forward Mick Lawrence scored two goals and added two assists to lift Nebraska-Omaha to a 6-3 win over Notre Dame at the Joyce Center Saturday night. The Maverick hockey team used a flurry of goals in the final minutes of the third period to improve their record to 15-10-3, 11-8-3 CCHA. Chris Holt turned aside 30 of 33 shots on the night to improve to 15-9-3. Notre Dame alternate captain Mike Walsh netted a goal in the loss.
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Michigan (Montoya) 1, Michigan State (Potter) 1 (OT)
The No. 5-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team played rival Michigan State to a 1-1 tie in front a sellout crowd of 20,066 at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday. Eric Nystrom's 50th career goal appeared to be all that U-M would need to pull out the win until the Spartans knotted the game up with 3:18 left in the third period. Both goalies put forth sterling efforts; Al Montoya made 23 saves for the Wolverines, and Dominic Vicari had an amazing 41 stops to keep Michigan State in the game.
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Alaska-Fairbanks 2, Northern Michigan (Olver) 1
For the first time this season the Northern Michigan University hockey team lost a game at the Berry Events Center. Entering the game tonight the 'Cats were 10-0-1 at home this season. Two first period goals held up for the University of Alaska Nanooks as they defeated the 'Cats on Saturday night by a score of 2-1. NMU was 12-0-1 at the Berry Events Center since last March entering Saturday's game. NMU is now 14-9-5 on the season and 12-7-3 in the CCHA. UAF is 9-12-3 and 8-11-3 respectively. NMU forward Darin Olver collected an assist in the loss.
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SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE
Malmo 2, Frolunda (Lundqvist) 5
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 25 of 27 shots as the Swedish Elite League-leading Frolunda Indians recorded a 5-2 win over visiting Malmo on Saturday. The win marked Lundqvist's eighth straight, while moving to 11-0-1 in his last 12 games.
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