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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 23, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


A complete look at last night's Rangers prospect notes from around the WHL.

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PHOTO: Despite turning aside 32 of 34 shots on Saturday, Jason LaBarbera and the Hartford Wolf Pack dropped Game 2 of their Atlantic Division Semifinals series, 2-1.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Lowell 2, Hartford 1
Series tied, 1-1
After a 5-2 win in the series opener, the Lowell Lock Monsters escaped the Civic Center with a 2-1 win in Game 2 of their Atlantic Division Semifinals matchup on Saturday. Jeff Hamilton scored the only goal for the Wolf Pack and Jason LaBarbera turned aside 32 of 34 shots in the loss. The series shifts to the Tsongas Arena in Lowell for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon.
Game 2 - LOW 2, HAR 1: Box Score >>
Game 1 - LOW 2, HAR 5: Recap >> | Box Score >>


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
WHL Conference Finals Preview >>

Kelowna 2, Kootenay (Dawes) 3
Series tied, 1-1
A Gordie Howe Hat Trick  for Nigel Dawes? That's correct! Dawes tallied a goal, two assists, a fighting major and first star of the game honors as the Kootenay Ice posted a 3-2 win over the Kelowna Rockets in Game 2 of the Kal Tire WHL Western Conference Championship. Dawes has now posted one goal and four assists in the two games. The series is now tied at 1-1 with Game 3 slated for Tuesday in Kelowna.
Game 2 - KEL 2, KTN 3: Box Score >>
Game 1 - KEL 4, KTN 2: Box Score >>


Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 3, Brandon 2
Series tied, 1-1
Dane Byers and Rick Kozak posted goals and the visiting Prince Albert Raiders scored a 3-2 win over the host Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday to even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference WHL Finals at one game apiece. Byers, who was named the third star of the game, has now posted two goals in as many games vs. Brandon. The two teams are back in action in Game 3 on Tuesday at Prince Albert.
Game 2 - PA 3, BRN 2: Box Score >>
Game 1 - PA 2, BRN 4: Box Score >>


ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Peterborough 0, Ottawa 3
Ottawa leads series, 2-0
In Ottawa, Danny Battochio made 38 saves for his first OHL playoff shutout, backing the 67's to a 3-0 win over the Peterborough Petes. Ottawa leads the SportChek Eastern Conference finals 2-0 and travels to Peterborough for Game 3 on Monday. Jakub Petruzalek, Chris Hulit and Brad Bonello scored and Lukas Kaspar picked up two assists for the 67's in the win. Jeff MacDougald made 28 saves for the Petes.
Game 2 - PBO 0, OTT 3: Box Score >>
Game 1 - PBO 2, OTT 3 (ot): Box Score >>
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