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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - November 28, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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PHOTO: Ryan Callahan notched a goal and an assist for the Guelph Storm on Saturday in OHL action.

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Hartford 4, Wilkes-Barre 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack exacted some level of revenge on the Wilkes Barre - Scranton Penguins on Saturday, scoring a 4-2 victory over the defending Eastern Conference champs. The Pack jumped out to a 4-0 lead and then hung own for their 11th win of the season. Blueliner Thomas Pöck collected two assists in the winning effort, while Blair Betts recorded the game-winning goal. The Pack stands in second place in the AHL's Eastern Division with an 11-5-1-1 slate. Hartford finishes off their Turkey weekend trip with a visit to the Providence Bruins on Sunday.


Charlotte 2, Pee Dee 3
The Charlotte Checkers couldn't hold onto a fragile 2-1 lead versus the Pee Dee Pride, falling to the home team, 3-2. Lee Falardeau potted his sixth of the season for the Checkers, who still lead the America Division with an 11-4-1 record.


Notre Dame (Walsh) 2, Alaska Fairbanks 3
Notre Dame dug deep for two third period tallies, but it wasn't enough for the Irish, as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks on Saturday. The loss snapped Notre Dame's four-game unbeaten streak (2-0-2) and drops them to 3-6-4 overall and 2-5-3 in CCHA play. Irish alternate captain Mike Walsh was held out the stats column.
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Boston University (Roche) 3, Colorado College (Crabb) 7
The #5 ranked Colorado College Tigers confirmed that the Boston University Terriers need medical attention for altitude sickness. The Terriers holiday weekend visit to the Rocky Mountain State left them gasping for air, as they fell twice in two outings. Saturday, the #5 ranked Tigers clawed the Terriers into a 7-3 decision. CC forward Joey Crabb contributed to the winning effort with his fourth goal of the season as the Tigers ran their record to 10-2-0. BU's Kenny Roche did not appear on the scoresheet in the loss.

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Northern Michigan (Darin Olver) 3, Lake Superior State 0
The #13 ranked Northern Michigan Wildcats regained their winning ways on home ice, besting the Lake Superior State Lakers, 3-0. The victory gave the WildCats a spilt on the weekend series with the Lakers after dropping Friday's contest, 3-1. The Cats are 6-4-2 overall. Rangers 2004 draft pick Darin Olver, who was held scoreless in the game, is tied for second on the team with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists).

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Harvard (Flynn/Reese) 3, Clarkson 2
The Harvard Crimson finished their North Country swing in Potsdam Saturday, and got back into the win column with a 3-2 decision over the Golden Knights of Clarkson. Dylan Reese collected an assist in the contest while Rob Flynn did not dress. The Crimson now own a 5-3-1 record on the season.

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Michigan State (Potter) 0, Minnnesota 5
After the high of last night's shutout victory in Madison, the MSU Spartans came into Minneapolis with a little bit of swagger. Maybe a bit too much, as the visitors were inhospitably dispatched by the hometown Minnesota Golden Gophers, 5-0. The #3 ranked Gophers end up winning the College Hockey Showcase by virtue over back-to-back wins over Michigan and the Spartans.
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Michigan (Montoya) 1, Wisconsin 3
It wasn't meant to be for the Michigan Wolverines and Al Montoya in this year's College Hockey Showcase. The No. 1-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 2 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Saturday. Coupled with Friday's 5-1 defeat at Minnesota, the Wolverines have been swept in the College Hockey Showcase for the second straight year. Montoya turned away 11 of 12 first period Wisconsin attempt but would be lifted after the first 20 minutes.

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North Dakota 3, Michigan Tech (Foote) 2
The #7 ranked North Dakota Fighting Sioux showed who was boss this weekend against the Michigan Tech Huskies, scoring a 3-2 decision on Saturday to sweep a pair on enemy ice. MTU's Jordan Foote did not play in the contest.
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Medicine Hat (Psurny) 2, Seattle 3
The Medicine Hat Tigers western road swing continues to be a bumpy road as the Central Division leading Tigers fell to the Seattle Thunderbirds, 3-2. The loss is the Tigers second in as many nights on their current seven-game road trip, which still holds visits to Vancouver and Red Deer. Rookie scoring threat Roman Psurny was held of the scoreboard in the outing.
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Regina 3, Kamloops (Kozak) 4
He didn't light up the scoreboard, his but Blazer mates supplied the tricks as Rick Kozak and Kamloops beat the Regina Pats, 4-3. It was the second straight win for the Blazers, whose record stands at 9-15-2-1 after the victory.
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Kelowna 1, Kootenay (Dawes) 1 (OT)
It wasn't a win, but Nigel Dawes and the Kootenay Ice continued their unbeaten ways on Saturday evening with 1-1 deadlock with the Kelowna Rockets. The Ice have not lost a game since Oct. 29 (8-0-1). Dawes was held in check on the evening, but his team sees their grip first place of the B.C. Division tighten with a record of 11-7-3. Dawes is the leading scorer on his team with 17 goals and nine assists for 26 points.

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Spokane 3, Tri-City (Jonasen) 2 (OT)
Marcus Jonasen and the Tri-City Americans lost a heartbreaker to the Spokane Chiefs in OT on Saturday, falling 3-2. It was the Amerks fourth loss in their last five contests.
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Calgary 1, Portland (Dubinsky) 3
The Portland Winterhawks won its second 3-1 decision in its last three games, topping the Calgary Hitmen and boosting their record to 12-10-1-2. Winterhawks forward Brandon Dubinsky didn't figure in the scoring, but did collect four penalty minutes in the game.
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Guelph (Callahan) 4, Saginaw 2
Ryan Callahan snapped a four-game scoreless drought with a goal and an assist in his Guelph Storm's 4-2 victory over Saginaw. Callahan also collected first star honors in the contest. The Guelph captain leads his club with 15 goals and 24 points on the season. Guelph currently ranks fifth in Midwest (11-12-2-1).

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Moncton (Graham) 5, Drummondville 2
Moncton Wildcats forward Bruce Graham will have to start all over again as he was blanked on the scorecard Saturday in the 'Cats 5-2 drubbing of Drummondville. Graham, who had his 10-game point streak snapped on Wednesday, had restarted a point run on Friday with his 19th tally of the season, couldn't find the mark against D'Ville. Moncton currently sits in first in the Atlantic Division with a 21-6-2-0 record.
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JYP (Immonen) 1, TPS (Korpikoski) 2
It was shootout that decided this hard fought battle between two of the Rangers top prospects. In the Lauri Korpikoski and TPS edged Jarkko Immonen and JYP, 2-1. Both players did not factor in the scoring.


HV-71 1, Frolunda (Lundqvist) 3
Henrik Lundqvist just keeps rolling along for Frolunda, as he captured his 16th victory of the season on Saturday. The Swedish Elite's top 'tender made 26 saves in the Indian's 3-1 win over HV 71, increasing his record to 16-4-1. In a losing effort, Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Brian Boucher made 32 stops. Ten of Lundqvist's 16 wins have come when allowing a single goal or less. He currently leads the league with a 1.72 goals against average and a .937 save percentage.
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