CHL Update

Lightning CHL prospects had a mediocre weekend this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as only one prospect made a lot of noise. Stan Lascek had a first star, five-point (1+4) night for Chicoutimi against P.E.I. on Saturday. Lascek’s point streak now stands at 11 games. Weekend Wrap-Up: QMJHL As mentioned, [b]Stanislav Lascek[/b] had a goal and four assists to pace Chicoutimi to a 5-2 win over P.E.I. Saturday. He was also plus-two for the game and had a two minute minor penalty. On Friday night, Lascek and the Sagueneens took on Lightning prospect Mark Tobin and the struggling Rimouski Oceanic. Lascek had two assists as Chicoutimi won 5-0. He also had six shots on goal. He is second in the QMJHL in scoring, two points behind teammate Maxime Boisclair. Six of Lascek’s 16 goals have come on the powerplay. Three others were scored shorthanded. Chicoutimi is just two points behind Division-leading Rouyn-Noranda with two games in hand. Stats: 20GP, 16-27-43, 28PIM, (+9). Chicoutimi: 14-4-0-2 (Second in West Division) Rimouski and [b]Mark Tobin[/b]’s one game this weekend was the afore mentioned 5-0 shutout loss to Chicoutimi. Tobin had an even rating for the game. He also had three shots on goal and two minutes in penalties. After winning the league championship last year with Sidney Crosby leading the charge, Rimouski is now six points worse than any other team in the QMJHL. Stats: 19GP, 7-5-12, 36PIM, (-17). Rimouski: 4-15-0-0 (Last in West Division, League) OHL Goaltender [b]Kevin Beech[/b] had somewhat of a relaxing weekend, stopping 22 of 25 shots for Sudbury on Friday night as the Wolves beat the Bellville Bulls 6-3 and then getting the night off on Sunday. Sudbury suffered, however, losing 5-1 to last-place Mississauga. Stats: 9W-6L-1SOL, 3.38GAA, .889 save percentage. Sudbury: 9-8-0-1 (Second in Central Division) Sault Ste. Marie center [b]Chris Lawrence[/b] found the scoresheet again Friday night when he had an assist in the Greyhounds’ 4-3 loss to Kingston. Lawrence also had an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss on Sunday to Ottawa. Stats: 19GP, 1-11-12, 24PIM, (Even). Sault Ste. Marie: 6-11-2-0 (Fourth in West Division) [b]Marek Bartanus[/b] played one of two games for Owen Sound over the weekend as he was scratched for their game against Brampton on Saturday night. This isn’t the first time Bartanus, who’s struggling in his first North American season, has been asked to sit out a game. Bartanus played against Brampton on Friday night, earning a minus-one rating in a 5-4 shootout loss in the Battalion’s rink. The shootout went five rounds and Bartanus was called upon by the Attack to be the fifth shooter. He failed to score and Brampton scored on their next chance to win the game. Stats: 15GP, 1-2-3, 24PIM, (-7). Owen Sound: 9-6-0-2 (Third in Midwest Division) [b]Radek Smolenak[/b] has cooled off after a hot start, but still managed a goal Friday night in Kingston’s 4-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie. He also had an assist in the game. Kingston was shutout by Barrie 3-0 on Sunday. Smolenak was minus-one in the game. His 41 penalty minutes for the year are second on the Frontenacs. Kingston is a distant second, eight points behind the team with the OHL’s best record, Peterborough, in the East Division. Stats: 18GP, 10-10-20, 41PIM, (+1). Kingston: 9-8-1-0 (Second in East Division) WHL [b]Justin Keller[/b]’s Kelowna Rockets are struggling lately, only managing two goals in two losses this past weekend. On Friday, Kelowna dropped a 2-1 decision to Calgary. Keller was plus-one in the game. Saturday, the Rockets fell 3-1 to Kamloops. Keller had an assist as Kelowna peppered Edmonton Oilers first rounder Devan Dubnyk with 31 shots. Keller is eighth in the WHL in scoring. Keller has four power play goals on the year. Stats: 19GP, 12-11-23, 16PIM, (+4). Kelowna: 12-6-0-1 (Second in B.C. Division) Tied with Keller for eighth in the WHL in scoring is Moose Jaw center [b]Blair Jones[/b]. Jones and Moose Jaw also dropped two over the weekend, starting with a 3-2 loss to Medicine Hat. Jones was plus-two and had an assist in the game. On Sunday, the Warriors fell 5-4 to Regina. Jones did not hit the scoresheet besides two penalty minutes. For the year, Jones has four power play goals. Stats: 18GP, 8-15-23, 25PIM, (+9). Moose Jaw: 11-5-1-1 (Tied for first in East Division) [b]Vladimir Mihalik[/b] and the Red Deer Rebels were not to be outdone by Kelowna and Moose Jaw and they themselves lost two this weekend. Friday night the Rebels lost to Everett 2-1 in a shootout and Sunday they were beaten by an Andy Rogers-less Prince George 2-1. Mihalik did not register a point in either game. Stats: 19GP, 1-4-5, 32PIM, (-4). Red Deer: 5-13-0-2 (Last in Central Division)