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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - November 20, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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PHOTO: Netminder Chris Holt stopped all 39 Buckeye attempts in the Mavericks 4-0 shutout over Ohio State on Friday.

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This was not the way the Ohio State Buckeyes wanted their first visit to Omaha to go, but Mavericks goaltender didn't feel like being a gracious host. The #7/#8 ranked Buckeyes, who entered the contest riding a five-game winning streak, couldn't beat Holt, who registered 39 saves in the 4-0 whitewash.

It was Holt's first shutout of the 2004-05 campaign and ran his record to 7-4-0. For the season, Holt owns a 2.82 goals against average, a .905 save percentage and ranks second in the CCHA with 295 saves. This was the Mavs first win over the Buckeyes in the last five matches between the schools.

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In what was forecast as a rumble between two of the WHL's best clubs turned out to be a cake walk for the Medicine Hat Tigers and Roman Psurny, as they stomped on the Saskatoon Blades, 6-2.

The battle between top WHL freshmen Psurny and the Blades Zdenek Bahensky wasn't much of a match, either, as only Psurny had an impact in the game, posting a goal and an assist. The first-year forward for the Tigers now has seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points on the season, and with last night's totals, Psurny vaults over Bahensky into a tie for the second spot in the he WHL rookie scoring race. Bahensky now ranks fourth among WHL rookies 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists). With the win, Medicine Hat sees its Central Division-leading record climb to 16-4-1 slate while the Blades remain in first place in the Eastern Division with a 16-4-2 record.

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You can only hope to contain him. Moncton WildCats towering forward Bruce Graham continues to be white hot for the Cats as he collected his 18th goal and added an assist in Moncton's 3-2 win over Halifax last night.

Graham is currently riding a five-game goal streak (seven goals) and a nine-game point streak (16 points), hasn't been held off the scoresheet since October 27. He ranks tied for second in the QMJHL with 18 goals and ranks second on the club with 28 points. The Wildcats moved back into sole possession of first place overall in the QMJHL with a record of 18-5-2-0.

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Dawes turns into tablesetter
Known for his goal-scoring prowess, Nigel Dawes switched roles on Friday night, turning into a table-setter and providing the Kootenay Ice with two assists in a 6-1 victory over Calgary. Dawes ranks tied for ninth in the WHL scoring race with 17 goals and nine assists for 26 points, along with 10 penalty minutes in 24 games. He is also tied for third in the league with 17 goals and second in the WHL with eight PPG's. Kootenay boosts their first place record to 15-7-2 record and runs their winning streak to six games. The Ice are back in action tonight as they play host to the Regina Pats.

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Baranka tallies in 3-0 win over Winterhawks
It was a whitewash for Ivan Baranka and his Everett Silvertip teammate as they blanked the Portland Winterhawks, 3-0. Baranka charted the second goal of the game, his third of the season, in the win. The defenseman now has three goals and five assists for eight points, along with 28 penalty minutes in 23 games. Everett sits in second place in the U.S. Division with 26 points and a record of 12-9-2. Brandon Dubinsky and the Winterhawks fall to 10-9-1-1 record.

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Petruzalek scores, but 67's fall
3 Ottawa (Jakub Petruzalek) vs. 5 London
The OHL's top rookie scorer chipped in his 12th goal of the season, but Jakub Petruzalek's Ottawa 67's still came up short Friday, falling to the London Knights, 5-3. Petruzalek, who's 28 points lead all OHL freshmen and the entire 67's roster, has points in three of his last four games (2-2-4). With the loss, Ottawa falls to 8-9-2-1.

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Crabb posts first multi-point game in 6-1 win
The #4/#5 ranked Colorado College Tigers were just too much for the Michigan Tech Huskies last night, as the Tigers coasted to a 6-1 victory. CC forward Joey Crabb helped the Tigers cause with his first multiple-point/assist game of the season, recording a goal and two assists, including a helper on the game-winning tally. Crabb now ranks tied for scoring on the team with two goals and five assists for seven points on the season. Colorado College climbs to 7-2-0 with the win and will host the Huskies for the series finale tonight.

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Roche runs point streak to four games
Kenny Roche and the BU Terriers kicked their offense into high gear on Friday, posting a touchdown on UMass-Lowell and capturing their sixth win of the season with a 7-2 decision. Roche continued to be a factor for the BU attack, tallied his second of the season and ran his point scoring streak to four games (2-3-5). The Terriers are currently first in the Hockey East Division with 10 points (5-1-0) and own an overall record of 6-3-0. Roche's stat line for the year now reads two goals and three assists for five points, along with 25 penalty minutes in eight games.

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US Under 18 Team 7, Notre Dame 2 (Mike Walsh)

Massachusetts 2, Maine 6 (Greg Moore, Billy Ryan)
The #12 ranked Maine Black Bears rebounded from an early 2-1 deficit with six unanswered tallied and scored a 7-2 victory over the UMass Minutemen. Linemates Greg Moore and Billy Ryan were held scoreless in the outing. Moore is tied for third on the team with seven goals and three assists
for ten points, along with six penalty minutes in 14 games, while Ryan has two goals and six assists for eight points, along with six penalty minutes in 11 games. Maine's record rises to 8-6-0 with the win.
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