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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - February 23, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes recorded a hat trick and garnered first star of the game honors in Kootenay's 6-2 win over Prince George on Wednesday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
San Antonio 1, Hartford 3
Jamie Lundmark tallied a pair of goals and Jozef Balej collected two assists as the Hartford Wolf Pack earned a 3-1 win over the visiting San Antonio Rampage at the Civic Center on Wednesday. Jeff Hamilton netted the other Pack goal and Jason LaBarbera turned aside 22 of 23 shots on the night. Hartford returns home to host Bridgeport on Friday and Manchester on Saturday.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Swift Current 1, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 3
The Saskatoon Blades enjoyed a little home cookin' on Wednesday as they pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday. Blades rookie forward Zdenek Bahensky collected an assist and two penalty minutes in the win and has now posted 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) in 56 games this season.
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Tri-City (Jonasen) 1, Vancouver 2
Tri-City made a trip north of the border but could not come away with a 'W' on Wednesday, falling 2-1 to the host Vancouver Giants. Americans captain Marcus Jonasen picked up an assist in the losing effort. Jonasen leads Tri-City with 19 goals and ranks fourth on the team with 37 points in 59 outings.
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Kootenay (Dawes) 6, Prince George 2
Nobody can seem to stop or contain Nigel Dawes these days. The Kootenay captain recorded a hat trick and garnered first star of the game honors as the Ice skated to a convincing 6-2 win in Prince George on Wednesday. The goal marked his league-leading 13th game-winner of the season. Dawes ranks second in the WHL with 41 goals and is tied for 11th in the league with 64 points in 53 games. Kootenay is currently ranked #2 in the CHL Mosaik MasterCard Top-10 Rankings, selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Chicoutimi 4, Lewiston (Paiement) 3
Jonathan Paiement lit up the scoreboard but Lewiston fell one goal short in a 4-3 loss to visiting Chicoutimi in QMJHL action on Wednesday. Paiement tallied a goal, added two assists and recorded four penalty minutes in the loss. The Lewiston blueliner ranks fourth among all QMJHL defensemen with 52 points (eight goals, 44 assists) in 57 games this season. His 164 penalty minutes also ranks fourth among 'Q' rearguards.
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NCAA
Boston University (Roche) 2, Northeastern 2

David Van der Gulik scored a pair of goals but Boston University had to settle for a 2-2 overtime tie against host Northeastern in Hockey East action on Wednesday night. With the tie, the Terriers are now 20-10-3 overall and 14-4-3 in league action. With first-place New Hampshire idle, B.U. moved to within one point of the Wildcats, who are 15-3-2 for 32 points. BU forward Ken Roche was held scoreless but posted five shots on goal on the night.
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