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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - February 22, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Lauri Korpikoski collected an assist and two penalty minutes in a 4-3 TPS win over HIFK in Finnish League action on Tuesday.

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Everett (Baranka) 1, Kamloops 2
The Everett Silvertips picked up their fifth straight win on Tuesday with a 2-1 decision over the host Kamloops Blazers. The Silvertips, who currently sit second in the U.S. Division at 29-22-7-2, now lead the season series 3-2. Everett defenseman Ivan Baranka collected a power play assist in the win.
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Kelowna 2, Portland (Dubinsky) 1
Despite winning eight of their previous 10 games, the Portland WinterHawks could get on track on Tuesday, falling to the visiting Kelowna Rockets, 2-1. Portland forward Brandon Dubinsky netted his club's lone goal of the night, his 21st of the season. The Winter Hawks occupy third place in the U.S. Division with a 27-25-4-4 mark. Kelowna now leads the season series 3-1.
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NCAA
Brown 0, Harvard (Flynn, Reese) 3
Hobey Baker candidate Dov Grumet-Morris continued his mastery of ECACHL opponents on Tuesday, as he recorded his third shutout in his last four league games, (and fifth overall on the season), as Harvard blanked Brown, 3-0 at the Bright Hockey Center in Cambridge. The victory puts Harvard a win or tie away from clinching the Ivy title, with only Friday's game at Dartmouth remaining on its Ivy slate. With a 7-1-1- mark and Cornell having completed its Ivy slate at 8-2-0, the Crimson needs just a tie to share the title, and a win would capture the title outright. The Crimson is also the only team in the ECACHL which can catch Cornell for the League title, but Harvard would have to sweep at Dartmouth and Vermont, and Cornell would have to lose both on its trip to the North Country. Blueshirt prospects Rob Flynn and Dylan Reese were held off the scoresheet in the win.
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FINLAND
HIFK (Hirschovits) 3, TPS (Korpikoski) 4
TPS edged visiting HIFK, 4-3, in Finnish League action on Tuesday. TPS forward Lauri Korpikoski collected an assist and two penalty minutes in the win, while HIFK center Kim Hirschovits was held scoreless on the night.
Korpikoski has now collected four assists and 12 penalty minutes in 38 games this season, his first in the Finnish League. Hirschovits has posted 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) and 55 penalty minutes in 48 games.
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JYP (Immonen) 2, Karpat 3
JYP skated into Karpat and left with a loss on Tuesday, falling 3-2 in Finnish League play. JYP points leader Jarkko Immonen was held scoreless on the night. Immonen leads the club with 18 goals, 28 assists and 46 points in 49 games this season.
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