Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and the European leagues.
*RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had four points (one goal, three assists) in four games as Niagara lost its first round Ontario Hockey League playoff series to Oshawa, 4-1. Ritchie missed one game of the series due to the flu. Ritchie, whose OHL season is over, is expected to join the Texas Stars soon.
*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) had five points (three goals, two assists) in five games as Kitchener won its first round OHL playoff series against Guelph. Faksa scored a goal in each of the last three games of the series. Kitchener plays London in round two of the playoffs.
*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) registered six goals and two assists in six games as Owen Sound won its first round OHL playoff series over Sault Ste. Marie. Smith’s six goals are tied for the OHL playoff lead. Owen Sound plays Plymouth in round two of the playoffs.
*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) had no points in four games as Saskatoon was swept in its first round Western Hockey League playoff series by Medicine Hat. Saskatoon will play on though since it is the host team of the Memorial Cup.
*C Mike Winther (second round/2012) had one goal in four games as Prince Albert was swept in its first round WHL playoff series by Red Deer.
*C Taylor Peters (free agent/2013) has four assists in five games in Portland’s first round WHL playoff series. Portland leads Everett, 3-2, in the series. Game 6 is Monday night.
*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) has two assists in five games for P.E.I. in its first round playoff series in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. P.E.I. trails Val-d’Or, 3-2, in the series. Game 6 is Monday night.
*D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) scored the game-winning goal in overtime and had an assist in regulation as Skelleftea defeated Linkopings, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Swedish Elite League semifinals. The series is tied 1-1. Klingberg has three points (one goal, two assists) and a plus-five rating in six playoff games.
*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) had the primary assist on the only goal in the game as MODO defeated Frolunda in Game 1 of Sweden’s J20 semifinals. Bystrom has six points (one goal, five assists) in six playoff games and leads all defensemen in points in the J20 playoffs.
*D Jyrki Jokipakka (seventh round/2011) has no points in four games for Ilves in a qualification series for Finland’s top league. Ilves leads the series, 3-1. Game 5 is Tuesday.
*Curtis McKenzie (sixth round/2009) had one goal and a plus-two rating as Miami University defeated Minnesota State, 4-0, in the first round of the Midwest Regional on Saturday. McKenzie had no points on Sunday as Miami lost, 4-1, to St. Cloud State in the Midwest Regional final. That ended Miami’s season and McKenzie’s collegiate career. McKenzie finished his senior season with 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 39 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)||6||1||5||6||+3||2|
|Brynas, Jr. (SuperElit Top 10)||3||0||0||0||-2||4|
|Brynas, Jr. (Playoffs)||2||0||1||1||-3||0|
|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|