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Prospect News and Notes: October 8

The latest from the Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and in Europe this season

Monday, 10.8.2012 / 10:15 AM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Prospect News and Notes: October 8

Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and in Europe this season.

  • Right wing Brett Ritchie, a second round pick in 2011, is currently riding a five-game assist streak for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League. Ritchie, who has eight assists during the streak, has ten points (one goal, nine assists) in seven games for Niagara this season and leads the OHL in assists.
  • Center Radek Faksa had one goal and one assist as Kitchener lost 4-2 to Sault Ste. Marie Friday night in OHL play. Faksa, a first round pick in 2012, has four goals and two assists in six games this season.
  • After going scoreless in four games, center Gemel Smith has picked up four points (one goal, three assists) in his last two games for Owen Sound of the OHL. Smith, a fourth round pick in 2012, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games this season
  • Defenseman Troy Vance, a fifth round selection in 2011, has six assists in nine games for Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Vance currently is tied for seventh in the QMJHL in defenseman scoring
  • Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka registered six points (two goals, four assists) in a two-game span last week and now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games this season for Ilves in Finland’s top league. Jokipakka, a seventh round pick in 2011, is tied for the team lead in scoring and is tied for third in scoring among all SM-Liiga defensemen. He also leads his team in average ice time (25:48 per game) and ranks fourth in the league in ice time per game.
  • Center Devin Shore, a second round pick in 2012, made his college debut with the University of Maine on Saturday, registering two shots on goal in a 2-1 loss to Quinnipiac. On Sunday, Shore scored a power play goal and also picked up an assist as Maine tied New Brunswick 2-2 in an exhibition game.
  • Left wing Alex Guptill was ranked second among college forwards by USCHO.com heading into the 2012-13 season. Guptill, a third round pick in 2010, had 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 41 games as a freshman at the University of Michigan last season. Guptill also has named to the Preseason All-CCHA Second Team. On Sunday, Guptill scored three goals as the Blue team defeated the White team 4-2 in Michigan’s Annual Blue/White Alumni Game
  • A few injury notes: Right wing Branden Troock (fifth round/2012) missed the last couple games for Seattle of the Western Hockey League due to illness. C Mike Winther (second round/2012) has been out for Prince Albert of the WHL due to a strained groin. D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) has yet to play for Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League due to offseason hip surgery.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 10 5 9 6 14
J. Spezza 10 4 7 2 11
C. Eakin 10 1 7 2 8
P. Sharp 10 4 2 1 6
R. Faksa 10 3 2 2 5
A. Goligoski 10 3 2 -5 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
J. Klingberg 10 1 3 -3 4
A. Hemsky 10 1 3 -1 4
M. Janmark 9 1 3 -1 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 5 1 0 .906 2.58
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .872 3.33
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