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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - March 11, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Nigel Dawes tallied his 43rd goal of the season on Friday, extending his point streak to 15 games.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Bridgeport 1 vs. Hartford 2
Jeff Hamilton's goal at 13:56 was the difference maker for the Wolf Pack Friday night as they won a hard fought battle over Bridgeport, 2-1. Alexandre Giroux tallied the other Hartford marker, while backstop Jason LaBarbera stood tall again for the Pack, making 21 stops on 22 SoundTiger chances. With the victory, the Wolf Pack climb ahead of the Manchester Monarchs for first place in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference with 86 points and a 41-19-2-2 record. Hartford has won four games in a row.
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ECHL:
Greenville 1 vs. Charlotte 7
From the outset, the Checkers game versus the Greenville Grrrowl promised to be a big one, if only because the Checkers starting line-up included Steve MacIntyre (6'6", 255), Martin Grenier (6'6", 258), and Lee Falardeau (6'5", 220). The Checkers didn't disappoint, mauling the Grrrowl by a score of 7-1 in front of 7,038 witnesses. Lee Falardeau led the way for the Checkers with two goals, including the game-winner. Charlotte maintains its hold on first place in the East Division with a 36-20-4 record. They have won five straight and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 outings.

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Portland (Dubinsky) 1 vs. Spokane 4
The Spokane Chiefs scored a big 4-1 victory over division rival Portland and Brandon Dubinsky last night. Dubinsky was held scoreless, but did collect 12 minutes in penalties. The Winterhawks are struggling to get on a roll, as they haven't been able to string together two victories since February 12 and 15. Dubinsky now ranks second on the club with 164 pims.
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Medicine Hat (Psurny) 1 vs. Saskatoon (Bahensky) 0
The Medicine Hat Tigers look to be getting their game into shape has they head towards the playoffs. The Tigers continued their winning ways with their fourth straight "W" last night, beating Saskatoon, 1-0. The Hat's Roman Psurny and Saskatoon's Zdenek Bahensky did not register any points in the contest.
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Seattle 1 vs. Everett (Baranka) 5
The Everett SilverTips offense has come alive in the last two games. Typically a conservative, grind-it-out club, the 'Tips have exploded for 11 goals in their last two outings, beating the first place Seattle Thunderbirds, 5-1 last night. Ivan Baranka did not factor in the offense for Everett, who has gone unbeaten in four of their last five outings.
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Kootenay (Dawes) 2 vs. Lethbridge 3 OT
The Kootenay Ice have been somewhat topsy-turvy over the last stretch of games, winning some, losing some. The same cannot be said for their leader, Nigel Dawes, who has been solid as a rock. Dawes tallied his 43rd goal of the season in the Ice's 3-2 OT loss to Lethbridge last night, and extended his point streak to a season long 15 games (17 goals, nine assists). He has been held scoreless in just three games since returning from the World Junior Championships on January 7.
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Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 2 vs. Brandon 5
The Brandon Wheat Kings have figured out the Prince Albert Raiders. After jumping out to a 2-0-1 lead in their season series, the Raiders have dropped their final five meetings with the Kings, culminating with last night's 5-2 setback. P.A.'s Dane Byers did collect an assist and four penalty minutes in the contest, while teammate Rick Kozak did not play.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Guelph (Callahan) 1 vs. Owen Sound 2
Home ice was not a factor in the set of games for the Guelph Storm and the Owen Sound Attack over the past couple of days. After beating the Attack in the own barn on Wednesday, the Storm could match the effort on Friday, falling on home ice, 2-1. Guelph captain Ryan Callahan did not figure in the scoring for the Storm, who have won just once in their last six games.
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Ottawa (Petruzalek) 6 vs. Brampton 1
Another team heating up during the stretch drive is the Ottawa 67's, as they strung together their fourth straight win on Friday, pasting Brampton, 6-1. Leading assist-man Jakub Petruzalek added two more helpers to his stat line in the victory. He now has 40 for the season to go along with 62 points. Petruzalek has collected points in three of his last four games (2-4-6).
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QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Moncton (Graham) 3 vs. Baie-Comeau 2
Moncton's Bruce Graham saw his comeback point streak halted at three games, but his team's result is all that matters. Graham and the WildCats bested Baie-Comeau 3-2 last night, and have now won three straight since Graham returned to the lineup from his broken foot.
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Lewiston (PaiEment) 3 vs. Quebec 2 OT
In a battle between the third and fourth place teams in the division, the Lewiston MAINEiacs jumped up and bit the Quebec Remparts for the second straight night, 3-2 in OT. The MAINEiacs won the first half of the home-and-home on Wednesday in Quebec, 5-2. Lewiston defenseman Jonathan Paiement chipped in an assist in the win, and now has a three-game assist streak in tact (five assists).
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