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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - November 13, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes became Kootenay's all-time goals leader with a power play tally on Friday.

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Dawes Lights Lamp, Sets Kootenay All-Time Goals Mark
With a first period power play goal in Kootenay's 3-2 win over the Kamloops Blazers in WHL action on Friday, Ice forward Nigel Dawes moved into first place on the Kootenay franchise all-time goals list with 125.

Edmonton Oilers forward Jarret Stoll was the previous Ice leader with 124 goals scored from 1997-98 to 2001-02.

Dawes also needs nine assists to move into fifth place on franchise all-time assists list. New York's fifth round pick in the 2003 NHL Draft leads the Ice with 15 goals and 22 points in 21 games this season.

Box Score:
Kootenay 3, Kamloops 2 >>


Streak Ends at 14 for Callahan
Guelph captain Ryan Callahan saw his 14-game point streak halted on Friday as the Storm suffered their fourth straight loss, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Sarnia Sting in OHL action.

Callahan tallied a goal in Guelph's 3-1 loss to Kitchener on Sunday to extend his streak to 14 games. With the goal, Callahan boosted his point totals for the hot streak to 17 points (12 goals, five assists) since October 6.

For the season, the Rochester, New York native has registered 14 goals and six assists for 20 points in 20 games to lead Guelph in scoring.

Box Score:
Guelph 2, Sarnia 4 >>


Graham Nets Pair to Extend Streak, Lead Moncton
With a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in
Moncton's decisive 5-2 win over host Acadie-Bathurst on Friday, Wildcats forward Bruce Graham extended his point streak to seven games.

Over the past seven games, dating back to October 29, the 6-6, 235-pound forward has registered 12 points over the span. With the win, Moncton maintains its lead atop the QMJHL, posting a 17-5-1 mark in 23 games to start the season.

Graham has also now collected points in 11 of last 14 games (12 goals and seven assists for 19 points). He currently ranks first on Moncton with 15 goals and third on the team with 24 points.

Box Score: Moncton 5, Acadie-Bathurst 2 >>


Olver Looks to Pick up Where he Left Off
Fresh off a four point effort on November 6 vs. Michigan Tech, including a hat trick, Northern Michigan forward Darin Olver looks to continue his strong offensive production of late as #11 ranked NMU (5-1-2) faces #14 ranked Ohio State (7-3-0) in a weekend set beginning tonight.

Olver is riding a three-game assist/point streak, collecting three goals and four assists for seven points over the span. A second round pick by New York in the 2004 NHL Draft, he is currently tied for first on the team with 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in eight games.



Potter Returns to Lineup, Michigan State Ties Cornell
Michigan State junior defenseman Corey Potter suited up for the first time this season on Friday after sitting out eight consecutive games with a shoulder injury sustained in the exhibition against Toronto on October 10. The Spartans skated to a 1-1 tie with Cornell.

"It was great to get back in the lineup," Potter said after the game. "It was a great game to come back to, a lot of crashing and a lot of hitting. That's my kind of style of play, so it was a lot of fun to get back with the guys."

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