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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 15, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


A complete look at last night's Rangers prospect notes from around the AHL, ECHL and CHL.

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PHOTO: Steve Valiquette bturned aside 30 of 32 shots in Hartford's 4-2 home win over Albany on Friday.


AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Albany 2, Hartford 4
The Wolf Pack received a goal and an assist from Jozef Balej, Martin Grenier and Layne Ulmer as Hartford skated to a 4-2 win over the visiting Albany River Rats on Friday at the Civic Center. Defenseman Joel Bouchard also scored for Hartford in the win. Steve Valiquette turned aside 30 of 32 shots to improve to 19-10-1 in 34 games. He leads the AHL with a 1.76 goals against average. With the win, the Pack improved to 49-23-3-3 with two games remaining. The Pack conclude the 2004-05 regular season this weekend with a home-and-home set vs. the Springfield Falcons.

WOLF PACK PLAYOFF UPDATE:
Hartford will face the Lowell Lock Monsters or Providence Bruins in the first round of the 2005 Calder Cup championship. The division semi-final will begin at the Hartford Civic Center on Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22, depending on who the club plays. Game Two of the seven game series, no matter which team the Pack face, will be played on Saturday, April 23 on home ice as well.
Box Score >>


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
WHL Semifinals Bracket >>

Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 2, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 1
Prince Albert leads series, 3-2
The Prince Albert Raiders captured their third straight win as they edged the Medicine Hat Tigers, 2-1 in overtime, on Friday in Game Five of their WHL Semifinals series. The Raiders now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and look to wrap things up on Saturday on home ice in Game Six. PA forward Dane Byers collected four penalty minutes, while Rick Kozak was held off the scoresheet in the win. Tigers forward Roman Psurny posted a +1 rating in defeat.
BYERS - 5gp, 1-1=2, 6pim
KOZAK - 5gp, 1-1=2, 27pim
PSURNY - 5gp, 0-1=1, 12pim
Game 5 - PA 2, MH 1 (OT): Box Score >>
Game 4 - MH 1, PA 2: Box Score >>
Game 3 - MH 2, PA 7: Box Score >>
Game 2 - PA 1, MH 2: Box Score >>
Game 1 - PA 3, MH 1: Box Score >>


ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Ottawa (Petruzalek) 2, Sudbury 6
Ottawa leads series, 3-2
In Sudbury, captain Zach Stortini scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Wolves to a 6-2 win over the Ottawa 67's in the OHL Playoffs on Friday. Sudbury trails the series 3-2. Ottawa's Jakub Petruzalek and Brad Bonello - on a third period penalty shot - scored for the 67's on the night. The Wolves travel to Ottawa for Game 6 on Sunday as they look to send the series to a seventh and deciding game. The 67's are 5-0 at home in the playoffs, including wins in Games 3 and 4.
Game 5 - OTT 2, SUD 6: Game Recap >> | Box Score >>
Game 4 - SUD 2, OTT 5: Box Score >>
Game 3 - SUD 2, OTT 6: Box Score >>
Game 2 - OTT 2, SUD 3 (2OT): Box Score >>
Game 1 - OTT 3, SUD 2: Box Score >>


QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Moncton vs. Rouyn-Noranda: Series Info >>

Moncton (Graham) 2, Rouyn-Noranda 4
Rouyn-Noranda leads series tied, 3-2
The Moncton Wildcats dropped a 4-2 decision to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Friday in Game Five of their QMJHL Second Round series. Rouyn-Noranda leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 as the two teams return to action on Monday, April 18 in Moncton. Wildcats forward Bruce Graham kept a hot hand in the series, netting a goal in the win. Graham has posted five points (four goals, one assist) in the series thus far.
GRAHAM - 5gp, 4-1=5, 2pim
Game 5 - MON 2, ROU 4: Box Score >>
Game 4 - ROU 1, MON 4: Box Score >>
Game 3 - ROU 4, MON 2: Box Score >>
Game 2 - MON 6, ROU 0: Box Score >>
Game 1 - MON 2, ROU 6: Box Score >>
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