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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes tallied a pair of power play goals to lead Kootenay to a 2-1 win over Prince George on Friday.

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The Beat Goes on for Dawes, Kootenay
Score both goals in a 2-1 victory, garner 1st star honors, boost your team-leading point totals. Just another day in the life for WHL sniper Nigel Dawes.

The Kootenay Ice forward tallied his 13th and 14th markers of the season, both on the power play, to guide his first place Ice past the Prince George Cougars, 2-1, in WHL action on Friday. Dawes is now tied for seventh in the WHL with 14 goals and 21 points. Earlier in the day, Nigel was named the Jewels on Ninth Player of the Month for September / October. Kootenay sits atop the BC Division with an 11-7-2 record.
>Box Score: Kootenay 2, Prince George 1 >>

13 and Counting for Callahan
Continuing to ride the wave of being named to the US National Junior Team, Guelph captain Ryan Callahan ran his point streak to 13 games last night in the Storm's 3-1 loss to Belleville.

Callahan recorded his club's only goal of the evening, and boosted his point totals for the hot streak to 16 points (11 goals, five assists) since October 6. For the season, the Rochester, New York native has registered 13 goals and six assists for 19 points to lead his team in scoring. He'll look to keep his streak alive tomorrow night when the Storm host the Kitchener Rangers.

Petruzalek, Ottawa Glide to 5-3 Win over Windsor
Campaigning for another rookie of the month award, Jakob Petruzalek collected two power play assists in the Ottawa 67's 5-3 victory over Windsor on Friday in OHL action.

The OHL's top rookie scorer and October Rookie of the Month, Petruzalek now boasts a stat line of 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points, which also ranks him sixth overall in OHL scoring.

Jonasen Nets Sixth in Losing Effort
Marcus Jonasen's team-leading sixth tally of the season wasn't good enough for the Americans last night, as Tri-City fell to the Portland Winterhawks 3-2, on Friday, in WHL play.

Jonasen ranks first on the Amerks with six goals and 11 points in 15 games. Winterhawks' top sniper Brandon Dubinsky did not dress in the contest, as he continues to recover from a badly lacerated finger suffered last week.

Kozak Returns, Kamloops Blanked
His 15-game suspension completed, Kamloops Blazers forward Rick Kozak collected two penalty minutes in his first action since September 26 as the Blazers were blanked 2-0 by the Spokane Chiefs in OHL action on Friday. Kamloops is back in action tonight as they face Prince George.

Baranka, Everett Edge Byers, Prince Albert
Ivan Baranka garnered an assist on the lone tally of the contest as his Everett Silvertips tripped up Dane Byers and the Prince Albert Raiders, 1-0. Byers collected to two penalty minutes on the evening, running his season total to 53, which ranks third on the club. Baranka now owns a stat line of one goal and four assists for five points, along with 20 penalty minutes in 17 games.

Paiement Back on the Board in 5-4 Win
He's back in the books. After being held scoreless in his last six outings, Lewiston's Jonathan Paiment notched an assist in last night's 5-4 win against Rimouski in QMJHL action.

Paiment is now tied for first among all QMJHL defensemen and second among all blueliners with 24 points and 20 assists, respectively. He also posted four penalty minutes in the game. For Rimouski, scoring sensation Sidney Crosby posted a four-point outing (two goals, two assists) to run his QMJHL leading totals to 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points in 18 games.

Point Streak Reaches Four Games for Graham
His goal scoring run may have come to an end, but Moncton Wildcats forward Bruce Graham still made his presence felt in the club's 7-5 defeat vs. Cape Breton on Friday in QMJHL play.

Graham posted one assist in the game, running his current point streak to four games, recording seven points (three goals, four assist) since October 29. He ranks third on the 'Cats with 11 goals and eight assists for 19 points in 20 games. The loss was Moncton's first in their last five games and just their third defeat in their last 11 contests. The 'Cats still own fist place in QMJHL's Atlantic Division with a 14-5-1-0 slate.


Montoya, Michigan Roll Past Miami-Ohio
University of Michigan goaltender Al Montoya made 18 saves on 20 Miami-Ohio attempts to garner his sixth win of the season last night, a 5-2 Wolverine victory over the RedHawks. Montoya has posted a 6-2-1 record, along with a 2.20 goals against average and a .910 save percentage, and has loss just once in his last eight outings (6-1-1). He ranks fourth in the CCHA with a 2.20 GAA, first with 545:30 minutes played and tied for second with 202 saves.

The #2 ranked Wolverines will meet Miami again tonight at Yost Ice Arena to end the weekend series.

Captain Walsh Leads Irish in Tie
Notre Dame captain Mike Walsh played a key role in the Fighting Irish's game on Friday, collecting three assists for his first points of the 2004-05 season in a 4-4 tie with Bowling Green. His Fighting Irish jumped out to a 3-0 lead, saw the Bowling Green Falcons rally to take a 4-3 lead, but were able to salvage a 4-4 tie with just three seconds left in regulation.

The two teams conclude the weekend set tonight at Notre Dame.

Holt's 40 Saves Not Enough for UNO
You can't say it was the goaltender's fault in this one. A sterling 40-save performance by University of Nebraska-Omaha netminder Chris Holt wasn't enough to spell victory for the Mavericks, as they were defeated by the Alaska-Anchorage Nanooks, 3-1, on Friday.

With the loss, Holt's record stands at 5-2-0, along with a 2.86 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. He ranks fifth in the CCHA with 192 saves. UNO (5-2-0, 3-2-0 CCHA) will meet Alaska-Fairbanks in the series finale tonight.

Jessiman Collects Assist in Dartmouth Rout of Yale
Junior standout Hugh Jessiman chipped in with an assist in Dartmouth's 5-2 win over Yale in Hanover, New Hampshire on Friday. Jessiman and his Big Green teammates outshot Yale by a lopsided 55-28 margin. Dartmouth hosts the Princeton Tigers tonight to wrap up their first full weekend of ECACHL/Ivy League play.

Crabb, Colorado College Edge North Dakota in OT
Joey Crabb collected two penalty minutes as #7 ranked Colorado College edged #6 ranked University of North Dakota, 3-2, in overtime. The two teams meet again tonight.

Guenin, Ohio State Down Sacred Heart
It was a standard outing for rough-and-tumble defenseman Nate Guenin in last night's 5-1 victory over Sacred Heart. The junior bluleliner collected an assist for the Buckeyes prior to being excused from the contest after receiving a 5:00 minute major penalty for spearing and 10:00 minute misconduct penalty for good measure.

Guenin currently leads the Buckeyes with 34 penalty minutes and has collected two points (one goal, one assist) on the season. The #14 ranked Buckeyes finish their two-game set vs. Sacred Heart tonight at OSU.

Roche Assists in BU Loss to UNH
Boston University forward Ken Roche collected his first point of the 2004-05 campaign with an assist in the Terriers' 4-3 loss to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats in Hockey East action on Friday.

UNH now travels to Maine to face Greg Moore, Billy Ryan and the University of Maine Black Bears on Sunday in Orno.
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