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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - January 17, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes tallied the game-winning goal on Sunday as Kootenay skated past Saskatoon, 3-2.

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Brandon 5, Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 4
Dane Byers tallied a third period goal but the Raiders couldn't hold on in the extra session as Brandon edged Prince Albert, 5-4 in OT, on Sunday in WHL action. Rick Kozak collected six penalty minutes in the loss. Prince Albert skated past Brandon, 2-1, on Saturday.
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Spokane 1, Everett (Baranka) 3
Ivan Baranka and the Everett Silvertips skated to a 3-1 win over visiting Spokane in WHL action on Sunday. Everett, who snapped a three-game losing skid, currently sits in second place in the U.S. Division with a 21-15-6-2 record and 50 points.
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Saskatoon 2, Kootenay (Dawes) 3
For the second time in two nights, Nigel Dawes netted the game-winning tally as Kootenay picked up a 3-2 win over visiting Saskatoon on Sunday. Dawes now has points in six straight games since returning from his gold-medal performance at the 2005 World Jr. Championships, registering 10 points (five goals and five assists) over the span. He ranks first on his team with 38 points and first on his team and eight in the WHL with 24 goals.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Kingston 4, Ottawa (Petruzalek) 3
Jakub Petruzalek collected a third period assist but the Ottawa 67s dropped a close 4-3 decision to the visiting Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday in OHL action. Petruzalek now ranks second in the OHL in scoring among rookies, registering 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points in 35 games. The rookie sniper now has points in four straight games dating back to January 9 (1-5=6) and points in five of his last six since returning from the World Jr. Championships (1-6=7).
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Guelph (Callahan) 2, Saginaw 3
Ryan Callahan and the Guelph Storm dropped a close 3-2 decision to the Saginaw Spirit on Sunday. Callahan, who collected two penalty minutes in the loss, has points in four of five outings since returning from the World Jr. Championships, and leads the team with 18 goals and 32 points in 36 games.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Lewiston 3, Drummondville 1
Jonathan Paiement collected two penalty minutes and the Lewiston MAINEiacs skated to a 3-1 win over Drummondville on Sunday, their third game in as many nights. Lewiston has now won six straight.
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