Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and the European leagues. The playoffs are underway in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL.
*RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had one assist in one playoff game for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League over the past week. Ritchie missed the second game of Niagara’s first round series with the flu. Niagara trails Oshawa in the series 2-0.
*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) has one assist in two games for Kitchener in its first round OHL playoff series. Kitchener leads Guelph 2-0.
*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) scored the game-winning goal as Owen Sound defeated Sault. Ste Marie in game two of the team’s first round OHL playoff series. Owen Sound leads the series 2-0.
*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) has no points in two games for Saskatoon in its first round playoff series in the Western Hockey League. Saskatoon trails Medicine Hat 2-0 in the series.
*C Mike Winther (second round/2012) has no points in two games for Prince Albert in its first round WHL series with Red Deer. Prince Albert trails in the series 2-0.
*C Taylor Peters (free agent/2013) has one assist in two games for Portland in its first round WHL series. Portland and Everett are tied 1-1.
*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) has no points in two games for P.E.I. in its first round playoff series in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. P.E.I. and Val-d’Or are tied 1-1 in the series.
*G Maxime Lagace (free agent) saw relief action in game two of the P.E.I.- Val-d’Or series, stopping six of seven shots in 27:21 of playing time.
*D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) had one assist in four games as Skelleftea swept Brynas in the first round of the Swedish Elite League playoffs. Skelleftea plays Linkopings in the semifinals.
*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) registered one goal and two assists in three games as MODO defeated Skelleftea in the quarterfinals in Sweden’s J20 playoffs. MODO plays Frolunda in the semifinals.
*D Jyrki Jokipakka (seventh round/2011) has no points in one game for Ilves in qualification series play in Finland’s top league.
*LW Alex Guptill (third round/2010) had two goals and one assist as Michigan defeated Miami University in the semifinals of the CCHA Tournament over the weekend, but Guptill was held scoreless as Michigan fell to Notre Dame in the tournament final. Michigan’s season ended with the loss. Guptill, a sophomore, led Michigan in scoring with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) in 38 games.
*Curtis McKenzie (sixth round/2009) picked up a goal Miami’s loss to Michigan in the CCHA tournament. McKenzie, a senior, has 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 37 games. Despite the loss to Michigan, Miami has earned a berth in the NCAA tournament and will play Minnesota State in the Midwest Regional.
*C Scott Winkler (third round/2008) wrapped up his college career with Colorado College with one assist in three games over the weekend. Winkler finished the season with 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 42 games.
Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.
|Gemel Smith||C||Owen Sound||61||23||29||52||+17||54|
|Branden Troock (injured)||RW||Seattle||19||5||6||11||-5||19|
|Mike Winther||C||Prince Albert||68||22||28||50||+15||61|
|MODO, Jr. (SuperElit Top 10)||4||1||0||1||0||0|
|Modo, Jr. (Playoffs)||5||1||4||5||+3||2|
|Brynas, Jr. (SuperElit Top 10)||3||0||0||0||-2||4|
|Brynas, Jr. (Playoffs)||2||0||1||1||-3||0||Finland||Pos||Team||GP||G||A||PTS||+/-||PIM|
|Kiekko-Vantaa (Finland 2)||22||4||6||10||-10||16|
|Henri Kiviaho||G||KalPa (Jr.)||31||1847||16-15||82/769||2.66||.904|
|Scott Winkler||C||Colorado College||42||13||15||28||-4||50|