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RANGERS PROSPECT UPDATE - March 19, 2005

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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

PHOTO: Ken Gernander netted the game-winner as Hartford skated to a 3-2 win over Lowell on Saturday.

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Hartford 3, Lowell 2
A two-goal third period, capped off by captain Ken Gernander's game-winner at 16:14 gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 3-2 victory over Lowell on Saturday. Alex Giroux and Jamie Lundmark also tallied for the Pack, while Steve Valiquette made 27 stops for the win. Hartford snapped a three-game losing skid with the win and remains just two points behind Manchester for first place in the Atlantic Division with a 42-21-2-3 record.
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ECHL:
Gwinnett 4, Charlotte 3 (SO)
Gwinnett Gladiators forward Mike Vigilante's goal at the 19:59 mark of the third period stole a victory from the Charlotte Checkers as the Gladiators would go onto a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday in Charlotte. The Checkers were led by Juris Stals, who posted his 10th and 11th goals of the season. Charlotte, who is winless in their last three outings (0-2-1), maintains its slim one point lead in the East Division with a 36-22-5 record.
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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE:
Kootenay (Dawes) 3, Spokane 1
There's really not a lot left to say about what Nigel Dawes means to the Kootenay Ice and the type of hockey he's been playing in 2005. On Saturday, Dawes and the Ice bested the Spokane Chiefs 3-1, and Dawes collected his 50th goal of the season. The tally extended his point streak to 20-games dating back to February 5, during which he has amassed 33 points (24 goals and nine assists). He finishes the regular season with 50 goals and 26 assists for 76 points in 63 games. Since re-joining the Ice on January 7, following his gold medal performance at the 2005 World Jr. Championships, Dawes has collected points in all but two games.
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Portland (Dubinsky) 3, Seattle 2 (OT)
For the second consecutive evening, the Portland Winter Hawks squeezed out a one-goal victory over Seattle, beating the Thunderbirds 3-2 in OT on Saturday. Portland's Brandon Dubinsky collected an assist in the contest, boosting his season totals to 23 goals and 36 assists for 59 points. The Hawks, who have won four of their last five, wrap up their season tomorrow against Tri-City.
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Medicine Hat (Psurny) 2, Swift Current 1
The Medicine Hat Tigers posted their fourth straight victory Saturday night, and second in a row against Swift Current, as they handed the broncos a 2-1 defeat. Medicine Hat, ranked first in the Central Division, has geared up for the post-season by winning eight of their last nine games. Tigers forward Roman Psurny did not appear on the scoresheet.
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Tri-City (Jonasen) 3, Everett (Baranka) 0
With a win, the Everett Silver Tips would own home ice for the first round of the playoffs versus Portland, but it wasn't meant to be. For the second straight night, the Tri-City Americans upended the 'Tips, this time by a 3-0 margin. Neither Tri-City's Marcus Jonasen nor Everett's Ivan Baranka collected points of penalty minutes in the contest.
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Prince Albert (Byers, Kozak) 4, Saskatoon (Bahensky) 5
In what will be a preview of the first round of the east Division playoffs, the Saskatoon Blades turned the tables on the Prince Albert Raiders in the final game of the regular season and the second half of a home-and-home series, winning 5-4. On Friday, P.A. bested the Blades, 6-3. Saskatoon's Zdenek Bahensky did not register a point in the victory, while the Raiders Dane Byers tallied his tenth of the season, along with seven penalty minutes. Byers' teammate Rick Kozak did not dress for the contest.
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