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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 29, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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

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PHOTO: Rick Kozak netted his fifth goal of the 2005 WHL post-season but Prince Albert dropped a 5-4 decision in Brandon on Friday in Game 5 of their WHL Eastern Conference Finals series.


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
WHL Conference Finals Preview >>

Kelowna 1, Kootenay (Dawes) 2 (OT)
WHL Kal Tire Western Conference Finals
Kelowna leads series, 3-2
The Kootenay Ice returned home for Game 5 of the WHL Kal Tire Western Conference Finals and edged Kelowna, 2-1 in OT, on Friday to close the Rockets lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven game matchup. Kootenay captain Nigel Dawes was not in the lineup for the win. Dawes is riding a six-game point streak, collecting four goals and six assists over the span. Dawes has also posted two goals and five assists in four games during this series. Kelowna hosts Game 6 of the series on Sunday.

DAWES Playoff Stats: 12GP, 5-10=15, 5PIM

Game 5 - KEL 1, KTN 2 (OT): Box Score >>
Game 4 - KTN 4, KEL 5 (OT): Box Score >>
Game 3 - KTN 1, KEL 4: Box Score >>
Game 2 - KEL 2, KTN 3: Box Score >>
Game 1 - KEL 4, KTN 2: Box Score >>


Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 4, Brandon 5
WHL Eastern Conference Finals
Brandon leads series, 3-2
Rick Kozak's fifth goal of the playoffs at 19:30 of the third period closed the gap to one goal but came a little too late for the Prince Albert Raiders as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the host Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday. Brandon now leads the best-of-seven WHL Eastern Conference Finals series 3-2 with Game 6 slated for Sunday in Prince Albert. Kozak also posted a +2 rating and two penalty minutes, while Raiders forward Dane Byers posted two penalty minutes in defeat.

BYERS Playoff Stats: 15GP, 4-5=9, 26PIM
KOZAK Playoffs Stats: 15GP, 5-2=7, 52PIM

Game 5 - PA 4, BRN 5: Box Score >>
Game 4 - BRN 2, PA 4: Box Score >>
Game 3 - PA 3, BRN 2: Box Score >>
Game 2 - PA 3, BRN 2: Box Score >>
Game 1 - PA 2, BRN 4: Box Score >>
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