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by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

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PHOTO: Jonathan Paiement collected three assists in Lewiston's 8-5 win over Baie-Comeau in QMJHL action on Wednesday, October 20.

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Lewiston 8, Baie-Comeau 5 (QMJHL)
Kelowna 4, Tri-City 0 (WHL)
Portland 3, Vancouver 0 (WHL)
Saskatoon 4, Prince Albert 4 (WHL)

Jonathan Paiement (Lewiston MAINEiacs / QMJHL) ... Recorded three assists and was named the 2nd star of the game as Lewiston skated past Baie-Comeau, 8-5, in QMJHL action on Wednesday, October 20 ... Has now posted eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last three games ... Was named the QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending October 17 ... Leads all Lewiston defensemen and ranks fourth on the team with four goals ... Leads the club and ranks third in the QMJHL with 18 assists ... Ranks first on Lewiston, leads all QMJHL defensemen and ranks fifth among all QMJHL players with 22 points in 12 games ... Is tied for fourth on the team with 36 penalty minutes ... Leads Lewiston with a +11 rating on the season and leads all QMJHL players with two game-tying goals.

"Jonathan has great hockey sense and good hands. He handles the puck well and is off to a great start to the season for Lewsiton." - Rangers Amateur Scout Ray Clearwater on Paiement's start to the 2004-05 season.


HIFK 2, Espoo Blues 1 (Finland)

Kim Hirschovits (HIFK / Finland) ... Tallied the game-winning goal to lift HIFK to a 2-1 win over the Espoo Blues in Finnish League action on Wednesday, October 20 ... Has registered two goals and three assists for five points, along with six penalty minutes in 14 games this season ... Is tied for fourth on the club with three assists and is tied for seventh on the team with five points.

"Kim centered the third line for IFK. He was clever and responsible defensively and kept his position on the defensive side of the puck. He intercepted many passes between the blue lines and made quick transition plays from defense to offense. He was also good on faceoffs and made a number of good passes in the offensive zone setting up his teammates for many scoring chances. He scored the winning goal in the second period on a very nifty move." - Rangers European Scout Christer Rockstrom on Hirschovit's play in HIFK's 2-1 win on October 20.
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