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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 5, 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: Ivan Baranka and the Everett Silvertips advanced to the WHL's Western Conference Semifinals with a 3-2 win over the Portland Winter Hawks in Game Seven of their Quarterfinals series on Tuesday.


ECHL:
Charlotte 2, Gwinnett 3
The Charlotte Checkers dropped their fourth game in their last five as they were defeated by the Gwinnett Gladiators 3-2 Tuesday night in Duluth, Georgia . The loss extended the Checkers slump to 2-6-2 in their last ten games. Juris Stals and Jason Dawe scored for Charlotte , with Stals extending his goal-scoring streak to four games while lighting the lamp in six of his last eight games. Goalie Kelly Guard was credited with the defeat making 26 saves. Rory Rawlyk collected two assists and Lee Falardeau added a helper of his own on the night. The loss dropped the Checkers down to the seventh seed in the ECHL's American Conference playoffs. Charlotte finished its five-game roadtrip going 1-4-0.

The Checkers record dropped to 38-26-6 for 82 points, while the Gladiators passed Charlotte in points with 84 with a record of 38-24-8. Charlotte will return home for two, final, regular-season games at Cricket Arena. On Friday, April 8, the Checkers will host the Greenville Grrrowl, with South Carolina coming to the Queen City on Saturday, April 9.
Recap>> | Box Score >>


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
WHL Semifinals Match-ups/Schedule >>

Everett (Baranka) 3, Portland (Dubinsky) 2
Everett wins series, 4-3
The Portland Winter Hawks left everything they had on the ice, working together to keep the puck in the Everett zone easily for more than 75% of the game, but in the end a great Everett goaltender, some superb, positional Everett defense, some lack of Portland puck luck, and two big mistakes spoiled a very entertaining evening for 9,697 Tuesday in the Rose Garden. The Everett Silvertips won Game 7, 3-2, to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals against the Kootenay Ice and Portland's season ends. Winter Hawks forward Brandon Dubinsky added an assist and two penalty minutes in the loss and totaled nine points (four goals, five assists) in the seven games. Everett defenseman Ivan Baranka posted a +1 rating in the win. The Blades will open their WHL Western Conference Semifinals series on Friday in Kootenay.
Game 7 Box Score (EVT 3, POR 2) >> | Recap >>
Game 6 Box Score (POR 3, EVT 2 - OT) >>
Game 5 Box Score (POR 3, EVT 2) >>
Game 4 Box Score (POR 2, EVT 3) >>
Game 3 Box Score (POR 0, EVT 3) >>
Game 2 Box Score (EVT 2, POR 1) >>
Game 1 Box Score (EVT 0, POR 3) >>

Red Deer 4, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 5
Medicine Hat wins series, 4-3
Roman Psurny and the Medicine Hat Tigers pulled out a hard-fought 5-4 win over the Red Deer Rebels on Tuesday to claim Game Seven of their WHL Quarterfinals series. Psurny collected an assist on the night and posted four points (one goal, three assists) and six penalty minutes in the seven-game series. The Tigers now prepare to face Dane Byers, Rick Kozak and the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL's Eastern Conference Semifinals, beginning on Saturday in Medicine Hat.
Game 7 Box Score (RDR 4, MH 5) >>
Game 6 Box Score (RDR 3, MH 0) >>
Game 5 Box Score (MH 5, RDR 4) >>
Game 4 Box Score (MH 2, RDR 3 - OT) >>
Game 3 Box Score (MH 2, RDR 3 - OT) >>
Game 2 Box Score (RD 4, MH 3) >>
Game 1 Box Score (RD 2, MH 3) >>
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