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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - April 9, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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

Rangers Prospect Update - Friday, April 8 >>
Rangers Prospect Update - Tuesday, April 5 >>
Rangers Prospect Update - Monday, April 4 >>
Rangers Prospect Update - Sunday, April 3 >>

PHOTO: Ivan Baranka tallied Everett's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Kootenay on Saturday.


AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Providence 1, Hartford 4
Layne Ulmer, Jamie Lundmark and Jozef Balej each collected a goal and an assist and Craig Weller added a goal as the Hartford Wolf Pack took the first game of a home-and-home set with the Providence Bruins on Saturday at the Civic Center. Jason LaBarbera turned aside 31 of 32 shots in the win for the Pack. The two teams meet again on Sunday in Providence.
Box Score >>


ECHL:
South Carolina 6, Charlotte 5 (OT)
The Charlotte Checkers wrapped up their 72-game regular season with a loss to East Division rivals the South Carolina Stingrays 5-6 in a shootout in front of 6,965 fans at Cricket Arena. The Checkers finish the regular season 39-27-6 overall and 3-3-2 against the Stingrays. The Checkers are seeded seventh in the ECHL's Eastern Conference and will begin their playoff quest for the Kelly Cup in Columbia Wednesday, April 13 against the Columbia Inferno.
Recap>> | Box Score >>


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
WHL Semifinals Bracket >>

Everett (Baranka) 1, Kootenay (Dawes) 4
Kootenay leads series, 2-0
For the second straight game, Everett defenseman Ivan Baranka lit the lamp but the Silvertips ended up with a loss. Nigel Dawes and the Kootenay Ice took a 2-0 lead in their WHL Semifinals series with Everett following a 4-1 win on Saturday. Baranka, who received second star of the game honors, has posted two goals in as many games and three goals in the post-season. Dawes was held scoreless once again in the win. The series now shifts to the Everett Events Center on Monday and Tuesday, April 11th and 12th.
Game 2 - EVT 1, KTN 4: Game Recap >> | Box Score >>
Game 1 - EVT 2, KTN 4: Game Recap >> | Box Score >>

Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 1, Medicine Hat (Psurny) 3
Medicine Hat leads series, 1-0
The host Medicine Hat Tigers took a 1-0 lead in their WHL Semifinals series with Dane Byers, Rick Kozak and the Prince Albert Raiders following a 3-1 win on Saturday. Tigers forward Roman Psurny posted a +1 rating on the night, while Kozak registered two penalty minutes in the loss. The two teams are back in action on Sunday, April 10 in Medicine Hat.
Game 1 - EVT 2, KTN 4: Box Score >>


ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Ottawa (Petruzalek) 2, Sudbury 3 (2OT)
Series tied, 1-1
Following a 3-2 win in Game 1 of their OHL Second Round series on Thursday, the Ottawa 67s suffered a tough 3-2 double-OT loss to the Sudbury Wolves on Saturday. Ottawa forward Jakub Petruzalek tallied a goal and posted a +1 rating on the night. The two teams meet again in Game 3 on Monday, April 11 in Ottawa.
Game 2 - OTT 2, SUD 3 (2OT): Game Recap >> | Box Score >>
Game 1 - OTT 3, SUD 2: Box Score >>


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

Moncton (Graham) 6, Rouyn-Noranda 0
Series tied, 1-1
After dropping Game 1 of their QMJHL Second Round series to Rouyn-Noranda on Friday, the Moncton Wildcats evened the series with a 6-0 win on Saturday. Moncton forward Bruce Graham tallied his second goal of the post-season and second in as many nights, while adding two penalty minutes in the win. The two teams square off again Tuesday, April 12 in Moncton.
Game 2 - MON 6, ROU 0: Box Score >>
Game 1 - MON 2, ROU 6: Box Score >>

Lewiston (Paiement) 0, Rimouski 3
Rimouski leads series, 2-0
The Lewiston MAINEiacs find themselves in a bit of a hole after dropping a 3-0 decision to Rimouski in Game 2 of their QMJHL Second Round series on Saturday. Rimouski also took Game 1, 6-3, on Friday. Lewiston defenseman Jonathan Paiement collected 10 penalty minutes in Game 2 after picking up four PIMs in the series opener. The two teams meet again Tuesday, April 12 in Lewiston.
Game 2 - LEW 0, RIM 3: Box Score >>
Game 1 - LEW 3, RIM 6: Box Score >>
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