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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - January 13, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: With an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Bridgeport, Hartford Wolf Pack captain Ken Gernander collected his 344th point with the Pack, establishing a new franchise record.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Bridgeport 3 vs. Hartford 4 (SO)
With an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Bridgeport, Hartford Wolf Pack captain Ken Gernander now owns the franchise record for most career points with 344. Gernander, in his 11th season with the Rangers organization, passed Brad Smyth's previous record of 343. The win also marked Jason LaBarbera's 14th straight, adding to his franchise record. It also equals his own Pack record for most games without a loss.
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ECHL
Augusta 3 vs. Charlotte 4
The Charlotte Checkers, playing their third game of a six-game home stand, were looking to remain undefeated at home in 2005. Standing in their way was American Conference East Division rival the Augusta Lynx. These teams have met four times already this season, and the Checkers needed a spark from their power play, which had been ranked 19th in the league coming into the game, to take out the Lynx. After a hard fought battle, the Checkers came away with three power play goals to nab the victory, 4-3, maintaining their place atop the East Division.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa (Petruzalek) 3 vs. Belleville 1
Talk about picking up where he left off. Ottawa's Jakub Petruzalek has returned from the 2005 World Junior Championship with a bronze medal in his Pocket and a desire to continue reeking havoc on his OHL opponents. Petruzalek has points in three of four games (1-3-4) since returning from the international holiday showcase, as he charted a goal and an assist in the 67's 3-1 win over Belleville on Wednesday. Jakub now leads the 67's and ranks second among all OHL rookies with 40 points on the season (15 goals and 25 assists). Ottawa has now won eight straight contests in which Petruzalek has registered a point.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Kootenay (Dawes) 4 vs. Seattle 3
There is certainly no gold-medal hangover for Nigel Dawes. The Kootenay Ice sniper who starred for Team Canada's winning entry in the World Junior Championships, has been white hot since returning to his WHL mates. Including last night's two-assist, second star effort in a 4-3 win over Seattle, Dawes now has points in four straight games since rejoining the Ice (three goals and four assists). Dawes has recorded 10 multi-point games for Kootenay this season and currently leads the club with 22 goals and 35 points. He will look to continue his scoring spree on Saturday vs. Brandon Dubinsky and the Portland Pirates.
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Portland (Dubinsky) 1 vs. Brandon 2
Time to start a new streak, and that's what Brandon Dubinsky has done. A day after seeing his eight-game scoring streak come to an end, the Portland Winter Hawks centerman collected and assist in the Hawks 2-1 loss to Brandon. Dubinsky now has points in nine of his last ten contests (5-10-15). He currently ranks third on the club with 35 points (15 goals, 21 assists) in 41 games.
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Saskatoon (Bahensky) 3 vs. Calgary 4
Saskatoon rookie forward Zdenek Bahensky was held scoreless in last night's 4-3 loss to Calgary. He has accumulated points in three of the club's last five games (three goals, one assist) and currently ranks seventh among WHL rookies in scoring with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists).
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