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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - March 12, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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PHOTO: Dane Byers tallied a goal in Prince Albert's 4-1 win over Medicine Hat on Saturday in WHL action.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Lowell 3, Hartford 1
On the heels of a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport SoundTigers on Friday the the Civic Center, the Hartford Wolf Pack watched their four-game winning streak come to an end, falling to the Lowell Lock Monsters, 3-1. Dominic Moore netted Hartford's lone goal, while Jason LaBarbera turned aside 33 of 35 shots in the loss. Hartford's defeat, coupled with a Manchester win, leaves the tweo clubs in a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference with 86 points. The Pack are back in action on Sunday as they visit the Portland Pirates.
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ECHL:
Pensacola 2, Charlotte 1
The Charlotte Checkers knew from the start that their battle with Pensacola Ice Pilots tonight was going to be a tough one. Second in the American Conference behind Pensacola, Charlotte fielded just 13 skaters in the contest. After a duel between goalies, the Ice Pilots came out on top with a 2-1 shootout victory, snapping Charlotte's five-game winning streak. The Checkers next host the Trenton Titans on Tuesday, March 15.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Kootenay (Dawes) 2, Red Deer 2 (OT)
Kootenay and Red Deer skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday but for the Ice, a scoring streak remained intact. Kootenay captain Nigel Dawes extended his point streak to 16 games with his 44th goal of the season. Dawes has now posted 18 goals and nine assists over the season-long stretch. He has been held scoreless in just three games since returning from the World Junior Championship on January 7.
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Regina 3, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 4
One night after suffering a 1-0 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Saskatoon Blades dropped a 4-3 decision on Saturday. Blades forward Zdenek Bahensky was held scoreless on the night.
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Tri-City (Jonasen) 4, Spokane 3
Marcus Jonasen and the Tri-City Americans earned a close 4-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Saturday action. The Amerks captain was held off the scoresheet in the win.
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Portland (Dubinsky) 2, Everett (Baranka) 0
After falling 4-1 to Spokane on Friday, the Portland WinterHawks got in the win column on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over host Everett. Hawks forward Brandon Dubinsky collected an assist and a +1 rating in the win, while Silvertips blueliner Ivan Baranka posted two penalty minutes in the loss.
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Medicine Hat (Psurny) 1, Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 4
The Medicine Hat Tigers watched its four-game win streak come to an end as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the host Prince Albert Raiders, 4-1, on Saturday. Raiders forward Dane Byers netted a goal in the win while Tigers forward Roman Psurny registered two penalty minutes in the loss.
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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Kingston 5, Ottawa (Petruzalek) 8
The Ottawa 67s racked up its fifth consecutive win on Saturday with an 8-5 rout over Kingston. Ottawa forward Jakub Petruzalek, who had collected six points in his previous four games, was held scoreless on the night.
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