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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - January 8, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes tallied a pair of goals, collected an assist and was named the first star of the game as Kootenay blanked Calgary, 3-0, on Saturday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Hartford 3, Springfield 4
The Springfield Falcons tallied four goals in the final eight minutes to overcome the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3, at the Springfield Civic Center on Saturday night. Chad Wiseman, Jozef Balej and Alexandre Giroux scored for the Pack, while Steve Valiquette turned aside 22 shots in the loss.
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ECHL
Florida 4, Charlotte 5 (OT)
The Charlotte Checkers have enjoyed life at home to start their current six-game homestand. Following a 3-0 win over Columbia on Friday, the Checkers skated past Florida, 5-4 in OT, on Saturday at Cricket Arena.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Calgary 0, Kootenay 3
The Kootenay Ice are certainly happy to have Nigel Dawes back in the lineup. On Saturday, Dawes tallied a pair of goals, collected an assist and was named the first star of the game as Kootenay blanked Calgary, 3-0, in WHL action. He leads Kootenay with 21 goals and 32 points in 33 games this season.
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Portland 3, Prince Albert 1
The Winter Hawks took the Prince Albert Raiders out of their game with solid hitting and checking and they were rewarded for the physicality with a convincing 3-1 win on Saturday night. Portland's Brandon Dubinsky extended his point streak to eight games with his 15th goal of the season. The streak is a career-high for the 'Hawks forward, who has collected five goals and nine assists over the stretch.
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Saskatoon 2, Regina 3
Zdenek Bahensky was held off the scoresheet on Saturday as the Saskatoon Blades suffered a 3-2 road loss in Regina. Bahensky's three-game points streak came to an end in the defeat. He has tallied nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 33 games this season.
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Medicine Hat 0, Spokane 3
Roman Psurny and the Medicine Hat Tigers suffered a 3-0 road defeat at the hands of the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday. Following a six-game winning streak, the Tigers have now dropped two straight.
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Kamloops 4, Everett 0
Following a 2-0 win over Spokane on Friday, Ivan Baranka and the Everett Silvertops dropped a 4-0 decision to the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday. Everett currently sits in second place in the U.S. Division with a 20-13-6-2 record and 48 points.
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Tri-City 2, Seattle 4
The host Seattle Thunderbirds skated to a 4-2 win over thr Tri-City Americans on Saturday. Amerks captain Marcus Jonasen, who did not figure in the scoring, has posted 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points in 36 games this season.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa 1, Peterborough 4
Jakub Petruzalek and the Ottawa 67s couldn't get the offensive juices flowing on Saturday as they dropped a 4-1 road win in Peterborough on Saturday. Petruzalek leads the 67s with 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists) in 31 games this season.
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NCAA
Northern Michigan 1, Nebraska-Omaha 3
Nebraska-Omaha netminder Chris Holt registered 28 saves as UNO defeated Northern Michigan, 3-1, to complete a two-game weekend sweep over the Wildcats at the Qwest Center Saturday night. Holt stopped 54-of-56 shots in the two games and earned his 10th victory of the year. The Mavs (10-9-1, 8-7-1 CCHA) moved ahead of Northern Michigan (9-7-4, 7-5-2 CCHA) in the conference standings and now sit alone in third place with 17 points. UNO goes on the road next weekend to take on Ferris State in a two-game series.
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Michigan 6, Western Michigan 5
The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team survived a wild Western Michigan "blackout" with a 6-5 victory in front of 4,575 fans at Lawson Ice Arena. Brandon Kaleniecki tallied his second career hat trick, which included the game-winning, power-play goal with just 53 seconds left in regulation. Five other Wolverines recorded multiple points to help the Wolverines earn their fifth straight sweep in CCHA play. Al Montoya turned aside 30 of 35 shots in the win.

"It's easy to win at home, but tonight we showed that we had character and the whole team pulled through no matter what time in the game it was," said Montoya. "We came out and finished the game out right."

Montoya reached the 30-save plateau for the second consecutive game with 30 saves on the night. He has recorded 30 or more saves on just four occasions this season (30 on Oct. 8 vs. Northeastern, 30 on Oct. 9 vs. Boston University, 33 on Jan. 7 vs. Western Michigan, 30 on Jan. 8 at Western Michigan).

The Wolverines return home for a two-game set against Alaska Fairbanks next weekend (Jan. 14-15).
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Colorado College 3, Minnesota 2
Marty Sertich's backhand tally at 2:43 of overtime Saturday lifted Colorado College to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the top-ranked University of Minnesota in the opener of their two-game WCHA series at Mariucci Arena. Brett Sterling scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season, rallying the No. 2-ranked Tigers from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 and setting the stage for linemate Sertich to dramatically end the Gophers' 20-game home-ice winning streak. CC, which finished with a 35-22 advantage in shots on goal, now is undefeated in its last seven games (6-0-1) overall. CC's Joey Crabb was held off the scoresheet in the win. The two teams square off again on Sunday.
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Ferris State 3, Osio State 2 (OT)
The No. 9/10 Ohio State men's hockey team was defeated in overtime by Ferris State, 3-2, Saturday in front of 6,250 fans in Value City Arena. The loss is OSU's first at home this season and ends the Buckeyes' program-record tying 13-game home winning streak. OSU falls to 13-6-3 on the year and drop to 10-3-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Defenseman Nate Guenin did not figure into the scoring for Ohio State.
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