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PHOTO: Bruce Graham tallied a hat trick and was named the 1st star of the game on Thursday, October 21 as Moncton skated past Gatineau, 5-2 in QMJHL action.2004-05 Rangers Prospect Scoring >>RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - October 21, 2004 >>RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - October 20, 2004 >>RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - October 18, 2004 >>RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - October 15, 2004 >>RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - October 12, 2004 >>CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:RESULTS - OCTOBER 20
Moncton 5, Gatineau 2 (QMJHL)
Bruce Graham (Moncton / QMJHL) ... Tallied a hat trick and was named the 1st star of the game on Thursday, October 21 as Moncton skated past Gatineau, 5-2 in QMJHL action ... The game marked the first time these clubs met since Gatineau downed Moncton, 4-1, in the league championship series in 2003-04 ... Is tied for first on the team with eight goals and ranks fourth with 11 points in 13 games ... Has posted a +3 rating on the season.
"That was really big coming into this building and getting a win. We knew they were going to play really intense, which they did. We matched their intensity and it does feel really good to get the win here because there was a lot of pride on the line for us tonight. We lost to them in the league final last season and we definitely talked a lot about that before the game tonight. We used that as an extra motivation, for sure. We remember seeing them lift the championship trophy here last season. All the returning guys were determined to win tonight and I think the rookies felt it from the first shift." - Graham on the importance of Moncton's 5-2 road win in Gatineau. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:RESULTS - OCTOBER 20
Ohio State 9, Miami-Ohio 3 (CCHA)
Michigan 4, lake Superior State 3 (CCHA)
Nate Guenin (Ohio State University / CCHA - Alternate Captain) ... Scored his first goal of the season in Ohio State's 9-3 home win over Miami-Ohio in CCHA action on Thursday, October 21 ... Has appeared in all five games for Ohio State this season, collecting one goal ... The two clubs play the second game of a home-and-home set on Saturday at Miami ... Ohio State is riding a three-game winning streak after starting the season 0-2-0.
Al Montoya (University of Michigan / CCHA - Alternate Captain) ... Stopped 18 of 21 shots in leading Michigan to a 4-3 win over Lake Superior State in CCHA action on Thursday, October 21 ... The two teams will meet again on Saturday, October 23 when the two-game series concludes at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit ... Has posted a 3-0-1 mark in his last four games and a 3-1-1 record in five games this season ... Has registered a 2.96 goals against average and a .894 save percentage over the five games ... Leads all NCAA Division I goaltenders with 303:53 minutes played ... Stopped 23 of 25 shots in Michigan's 5-2 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday, October 16 ... Turned aside 25 of 29 shots as Maine skated to a 4-4 tie with the University of New Hampshire on Friday, October 15 ... Turned aside 30 of 32 shots as he earned his first win of the season in a 7-2 victory over Boston University on Saturday, October 9.EUROPEAN LEAGUES:RESULTS - OCTOBER 20
JYP 3, SaiPa 2 (Finland)
Frolunda 4, Lulea HF 2 (Sweden)
Jarkko Immonen (JYP / Finland) ... Recorded the game-winning assist and was named the 2nd star of the game in JYP's 3-2 win over SaiPa in Finnish League play on Thursday, October 21 ... Has posted two goals and two assists for four points in the last three games ... Is tied for first on JYP with five goals and is tied for the Finnish League lead with 10 assists and 15 points in 15 games this season ... Registered a goal and an assist and was named the 2nd star of the game in JYP's 4-2 loss to Karpat on Tuesday, October 19.Henrik Lundqvist
(Frolunda HC / Sweden) ... Turned aside 18 of 20 shots in Frolunda's 4-2 win over Lulea HF in Swedish Elite League action on Thursday, October 21 ... Has compiled a 9-2-0 mark in 11 games with first-place Frolunda this season ... Leads the Swedish Elite League in numerous goaltending categories, including: goals against average (1.36), save percentage (.951), shutouts (2) and minutes played (660:38) ... Is tied for second among all goaltenders with 15 total goals allowed ... Was recently named the top goaltender in the Swedish Elite League by Sweden publication Expressen
... Stopped 25 of 26 shots as Froulnda skated past Farjestads BK 5-1 on Tuesday, October 19 ... Turned aside 28 of 31 shots in a 3-2 OT loss to Timra IK on Sunday, October 17 ... The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for Lundqvist and Frolunda.