CHL Tonight: 2/25
Submitted by pete on February 25, 2006 - 21:41
[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL today. [b]OHL[/b] Chris Lawrence assisted on Mississauga's only goal as they were defeated by Peterborough 5-1. Marek Bartanus, likely injured, was scratched for his fourth straight game as Kitchener beat Owen Sound 4-2. Bolt Prospects is still looking into Bartanus' status. Radek Smolenak scored his 35th goal of the season as Kingston toppled Barrie 4-3. Smolenak's 35 goals and 72 points through 56 games has already eclipsed his rookie total of 32 goals and 60 points he had in 67 games last season. His plus/minus has also improved by 26 points this year even though the Frontenacs lost Florida Panthers first round pick Anthony Stewart to the pros this season. [b]WHL[/b] Justin Keller scored his 100th WHL goal (44th of the year) in the second period of the Rockets game in Kennewick, Washington vs. Tri-Cities. Keller banged in a rebound for his fifth goal in his last three games. In the third period, Keller finished off a tic-tac-toe play on the power play for his 45th goal of the year. Kelowna won 4-3. He moves back into 4th in the WHL in scoring with the night's effort and is now just 1 goal back of Moose Jaw's Troy Brouwer for the league lead in goals. Vladimir Mihalik assisted on Red Deer's only goal in a 5-1 loss to Medicine Hat. The point was Vladimir's 11th of the season.