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Rangers Prospect Weekly Review No. 3

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Week of Oct. 16-22

Roche
Ken Roche -- In only his team's second game of the young season, Roche exploded onto the score sheet by netting a goal and two assists for three points in Boston University's 4-3 victory against Northeastern. With two dramatic third-period assists, Roche outdid himself by notching the game-winner with only 56 seconds to play, capping a rousing come-from-behind home victory. He added an empty net goal the next night vs. Merrimack, and now has two goals and two assists for four points and two penalty minutes in four games.

Cliche
Marc-Andre Cliche -- The Lewiston captain continued to lead by example, first assisting on his team's lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss on Oct. 19 to gain his team a point, followed by three-point game on Oct. 21 against Saint John. The pivot tallied two goals and a primary assist, and on the season, has seven goals and eight assists in 12 games with 12 penalty minutes.

Ryan Russell -- Russell had a career night on Oct. 18, tallying four goals and one assist for a rare five point game. He scored his first goal of the game at 11:47 of the opening period, followed by his second at 4:29 of the second, his third at 17:42 of the second, and his final goal at 11:26. In between, he had the secondary assist on a power play goal midway in the second period. In 13 games, he has 10 goals and eight assists to go along with 23 penalty minutes.

Lukas Zeliska -- The Blueshirts' seventh round pick this June had his best week of the season. He was named the third star of the game on Oct. 18, adding a pair of power play assists and finishing the game with a plus-3 ranking. On Oct. 21, Zeliska was named third star again when he tallied his third goal of the season in the first period and added a power play assist in the third.

Tom Pyatt -- Pyatt started the week the same way he finished the previous week -- with a hat-trick. This time, however, his three goals were part of a five-point game in his team's 7-2 victory at Brampton on Oct. 19. He was named the game's number one star for the second consecutive week, and the team's player of the week for the third consecutive time. He currently leads the OHL with 12 goals.

Brodie Dupont -- Dupont had an outstanding week, kicked off by being named the first star of the game on Oct. 20 with a pair of goals and an assist in a 6-1 thrashing of Moose Jaw. He followed that up by notching his team's lone goal, via the power play, on Oct. 22 in a 4-1 loss to Red Deer.

Jan Marek-- The crafty forward continued producing at a point-per-game level, assisting on Magnitogorsk's final goal of the game on Oct. 17. In 15 games, he has 11 goals and four assists.

Philippe Furrer -- Furrer did not score any points but did pick up a minor penalty in a pair of shootout victories over Ambri-Piotta.

David Kveton-- Kveton is still looking for his first points this season after playing in his sixth and seventh games over in Europe. In five games in the QMJHL prior to returning overseas, the forward had five assists in five games.

Roman Psurny -- Psurny failed to record any points but did pick up two penalty minutes in a pair of one-goal losses. On the season, he has three goals and two assists along with ten penalty minutes in 17 games.

Artem Anisimov -- The Rangers' second round draft pick last June was held pointless in three matches this week, as his team skated to one win, one loss and one tie.

Ivan Dornic -- The Blueliner was called for two minor penalties in Skalica's loss on Oct. 16. His team went 0-3 in three straight home games during the week.

Ryan Hillier -- This year's third round draft choice had a strong week. On Oct. 21, he had the primary assist that sparked a three-goal rally that enabled Halifax to come from behind for a 3-2 victory. He followed that up the next night by notching his seventh goal of the season late in the second period against Moncton, giving his team a three-goal lead to put the game out of reach.

Michael Sauer -- After a scoreless effort in a loss to Medicine Hat on Oct. 20, Sauer recorded the secondary assist on the game-winning power-play goal at 11:46 of the third period. On the season, the Blueshirts' first of two second round picks in 2005 has three goals and four assists along with 18 penalty minutes in 11 games.

Eric Hunter -- The Prince George captain scored on the power-play at 9:49 of the third period in a 4-3 shootout loss on Oct. 18, assisted on the game's first goal in a 4-2 loss to Tri-City on Oct. 20, and was held of the scoresheet in a 3-0 shutout loss to Tri-City the next night.

Marc Staal -- Staal was named the second star of the game on Oct. 20 against defending champion Peterborough, tallying the game-winning goal early in the second period. On the season, the young blueliner has three goals and three assists along with 17 penalty minutes in nine games.

Bobby Sanguinetti -- The high scoring defenseman returned to the scoring column on Oct. 20 notching the first Attack goal on a power play at 12:22 of the first period. His goal sparked a run of five unanswered goals as his team prevailed 5-2 over London.

Dalyn Flatt -- Flatt picked up his second assist with the ICE on the team's final goal of a 5-2 victory on Oct. 20. He followed up the next night with a typical physical performance, registering 12 minutes in penalties, including a 10-minute misconduct at the end of the second period.

Tomas Zaborsky -- The young forward has really found his game of late, and is now averaging a point per game in his first season in North America. Zaborsky notched two assists on Oct. 19 against Brampton, the primary assist in the first period on Oct. 20 at Sarnia, and finished the week by scoring his fourth goal of the season on Oct. 21 vs. Owen Sound.

Trevor Koverko -- Continuing a recent trend, the physical defenseman has showed a knack for producing points. On Oct. 21, he picked up the primary assist on Oshawa's first of only two goals in a 8-2 loss to Kitchener, followed by an explosive two assist performance the next night in a 5-4 shootout loss to Ottawa. The second of his two assists were on the game-tying goal with two minutes remaining to earn his team a hard earned point at home.

Jordan Foote -- Foote had the primary assist on the game-winning goal just 39 seconds into overtime to lead Michigan Tech to a road victory over Vermont.

Darin Olver -- The Wildcats top center had the primary assist on the game-winning power play goal 10:31 of the second period. He followed up the next night with a secondary assist on the game's first goal.

Billy Ryan -- Ryan continued his impressive start by notching the lone assist on the game-winning goal in Maine's Oct. 20 victory over North Dakota. In five games, Ryan has one goal and three assists for four points and two penalty minutes.

Dylan Reese -- In exhibition play, the Harvard captain scored the game's first goal at 18:25 of the opening period and assisted on the game-winner as the Crimson prevailed 4-3 over Prince Edward Island. Reese, a senior, was also assessed a pair of minor penalties.

Greg Beller -- In his first college game, Beller did not score any points in an exhibition-game loss. He was called for a minor penalty and managed two shots on goal.
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