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Rangers Prospect Weekly Review No. 5

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Marc-Andre Cliche -- After a freak head-first collision into the boards forced Cliche to miss a game, he returned in top-notch form with a dominating week. In his first game back on Nov. 1, he collected a goal and two assists for three points in a 9-8 shootout loss to Moncton. As a sure sign that he is not suffering any ill effects from the injury, Cliche was named the third star of the game the very next night in a 3-1 loss to Halifax without tallying a single point. On Nov. 3, he assisted on his team's game-winner five minutes into the third period at Cape-Breton before tallying the game-winning goal himself on Nov. 5 in a rematch against Halifax.

Tom Pyatt -- Pyatt continued his onslaught on his OHL competition, starting with a game-tying goal and game-winning assist on Nov. 1 against Sault Ste. Marie. He added the primary assist in a Nov. 3 loss to Barie before exploding for a three point effort in a 5-4 victory over Peterborough the next night. The center was named the game's second star with a goal and two assists, the first coming on the game-winning goal. He is currenty second in the OHL with 16 goals.

Jan Marek -- Marek recorded a pair of multi-point games in both of his clubs matches this week. He notched two assists on Nov. 1 vs. Moscow Dynamo, and then added another two helpers against Tver on Nov. 3. Through 21 games, he has 13 goals and 11 assists for 26 penalty minutes.

Ryan Hillier -- The young Halifax winger had a primary assist on his team's final goal late in the third period against Lewiston on Nov. 2. The tally put the game out of reach as Halifax went on to win by a score of 3-1.

Michael Sauer -- Sauer notched a clutch game-tying goal on Nov. 3 with 1:20 left in the game as Portland went on to defeat Seattle 3-2.

Brodie Dupont -- Dupont saw his remarkable 11-game point scoring streak, the second longest in the WHL this season, come to an end, but still managed to lead his Calgary Hitmen up the standings. On Oct. 30, he notched the game winning assist in a 4-2 over first place Medicine Hat. After being held off the scoresheet in a 7-2 romp against Medicine Hat two days later, Dupont forced overtime with his 12th goal of the season against Vancouver in a 302 shootout win on Nov. 4.

Eric Hunter -- On. Nov. 1 against Brandon, the Prince George captain tallied assists on both of the Cougars goals and collected 19 penalty minutes. He has a whopping 67 penalty minutes in only 15 games this season.

Lukas Zeliska -- Despite Prince Albert losing all three of its games during the week, Zeliska managed to puck up a pair of assists.

Marc Staal --Staal continued to demonstrate his improved offensive ability, notching a goal with 6 seconds remaining in the first period on Nov. 3 vs. Erie, and then added an assist on Nov. 5 against Brampton. On the season, he has four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 15 games.

Bobby Sanguinetti -- Sanguinetti recorded goals in back to back games over the week, and with his assist on Nov. 4 against Kitchener is now averaging a point-per-game. Through 18 games, he has 10 goals and 8 assists.

Dalyn Flatt -- The rugged defenseman reached a new single-season high with his second goal of the year against Oshawa.

Tomas Zaborsky -- After being named the Spirit's player of the week, Zaborsky notched an assist on Tom Pyatt's goal on Nov. 1 vs. Sault. Ste. Marie.

Jordan Foote -- Playing left wing, Foote scored the Huskies' lone goal on Nov. 3 in a 4-1 loss to Colorado College. He missed the following night's rematch with an unspecified injury suffered the previous night.

Darin Olver -- The center recorded the lone assist on the Wildcat's only goal of the game as they fell to Miami 5-1 in Oxford, Ohio Friday night. He added the primary assist the next night as his Northern Michigan squad upset fourth ranked Miami on the road by a score of 4-2.

Billy Ryan -- After being held without a point in Maine's 4-1 victory at Merrimack, Ryan added the second assist on the game's first goal as the nations top-ranked team defeated Ken Roche and Boston University 4-2.

Greg Beller -- Beller added his first collegiate assist with a primary helper on Yale's second goal of the game on Nov. 4, but the Bulldogs fell to Cornell 4-2.
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