Streak Ends at 14 for Lascek; Smaby Ejected in UND win

Stanislav Lascek’s 14 game point streak, the third longest in the QMJHL this year, came to an end Sunday as Chicoutimi dropped their second straight game, falling 4-1 to expansion St. John. Lascek was minus-one for the game and had two shots on goal. It was the third game in as many nights for the Sagueneens. Also in the QMJHL Sunday, Rimouski was crushed 8-0 by rival Quebec. Mark Tobin was minus-3 on the night, bringing his team-worst plus/minus rating to minus-22. In the OHL, Radek Smolenak misses his second straight game, a 9-8 Kingston win over Ottawa. The Frontenacs have scored 17 goals in their last two games, so it doesn’t appear they miss Smolenak’s 10 goals and 20 points on the year just yet. Kevin Beech was named the game’s third star for stopping 37 of 40 shots as Sudbury beat Toronto 6-3 in Ontario’s capital. Sault Ste. Marie’s game against London in the Soo was postponed due to inclement weather. In WHL action, Blair Jones went scoreless and had a minus-two rating for Moose Jaw in a 5-4 shootout loss to Medicine Hat. Jones did not participate in the shootout. In the Collegiate ranks Saturday and Sunday, Mike Lundin was the only Lightning prospect to hit the scoresheet, notching an assist in Maine’s 4-2 loss to New Hampshire Saturday. Of note, Matt Smaby received a five minute checking-from-behind penalty and a 10 minute misconduct for North Dakota against Minnesota-Duluth. The Sioux captain was ejected after the call, which came midway through the first period. Smaby’s 59 penalty minutes on the year are most among Fighting Sioux players. Also of note, both Dusty Collins and Arthur Femenella were scratched for Northern Michigan and Vermont, respectively, this weekend. John Wessbecker was plus-one and had a roughing minor for UMass as they beat rival Boston University 4-2.