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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - March 8

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Bruce Graham netted a goal and collected third atar of the game honors in Moncton's 4-3 win over PEI on Tuesday.

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ECHL
Pee Dee 2, Charlotte 4
The Charlotte Checkers defeated the Pee Dee Pride, 4-2, on Tuesday in front of a crowd of 2,710, and extended their win streak to four games. The Checkers next home game is Friday, March 11 versus the Greenville Grrrowl at 7 p.m.
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On Monday, the ECHL announced that Charlotte goaltender Alex Westlund was selected as the Reebok Hockey ECHL Saver of the Week for February 28-March 6. Westlund won both games as the Checkers went 2-0-0 to remain in first place in the East Division of the American Conference. After making 36 saves in a 5-1 win at Atlantic City on March 4, Westlund recorded the first shutout of the season for Charlotte with 38 saves in a 3-0 win against Greenville on March 5. The Chatham, N.J. native posted a goals-against average of 0.50 and a save percentage of .987 for the week, improving to 22-13-2 with a .912 save percentage and a goals-against average of 2.82.


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Calgary 0, Kootenay (Dawes) 5
Nigel Dawes extended his point streak to 14 games with an assist as the Kootenay Ice blanked ther Calgary Hitmen, 5-0, on Tuesday. During his recent hot stretch, the Kootenay captain has registered 25 points (16 goals, nine assists) over the span and leads the club with 42 goals and 68 points in 57 games. The Ice and Kelowna Rockets currently sit in a tie for first place in the WHL's Western Conference with 93 points apiece, although Kootenay (43-15-6-2) leads Kelowna (40-12-12-2) in the tie-breaker with more wins. Kootenay has now won two straight and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.
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Brandon 3, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 4
In a matchup between the two top teams in the WHL's Eastern Conference, the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Brandon Wheat Kings, 4-3, on Tuesday. With the win, Medicine Hat (40-20-4-2 ... 86 points) moved within two points of Brandon (41-20-5-1 ... 88 points) in the overall conference standings. Tigers forward Roman Psurny collected an assist in the win.
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Tri-City (Jonasen) 3, Kamloops 4 - Box Score >>
Moose Jaw 1, Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 3 - Box Score >>

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa (Petruzalek) 6, Kingston 3
Jakub Petruzalek and the Ottawa 67s skated to a 6-3 win over the host Kingston Frontenacs in OHL play on Tuesday. Petruzalek was held off the scoresheet as the 67s improved to 31-25-6-1 on the season - good for second in the OHL's East Division.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
PEI 3, Moncton (Graham) 4
Bruce Graham certainly hasn't wasted any time helping the right the Moncton ship since his return from a broken foot last weekend. The Wildcats improved to 2-0-1 since his return with a 4-3 win over PEI on Tuesday in QMJHL action. Graham tallied a goal and was named the third star of the game on the night. In his 22-game absense, Moncton, who sat atop their division while enjoying the league's best record prior to the injury, posted a record of 5-13-4 over the stretch. Graham has registered 23 goals and 18 assists for 41 points, along with 48 penalty minutes in 44 games played.
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