CHL Tonight: 3/14

There were no games scheduled in the CHL last night. [b]QMJHL[/b] Stanislav Lascek scored his 44th and 45th goals of the season and added an assist as Chicoutimi beat Shawinigan 6-2. Lascek was named first star of the game. [b]OHL[/b] Radek Smolenak had an assist and was even despite Kingston losing big to Ottawa 5-1. [b]WHL[/b] Blair Jones scored his 33rd goal of the season and added an assist in regulation, then scored again in overtime as Moose Jaw topped Saskatoon on the Blades' home rink, 4-3. Jones was named the game's third star.

Smolenak OHL Player of the Week

A five point night will do that for you. Radek Smolenak [url=http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/news/?id=1707]has been named the OHL Player of the Week[/url] after scoring 6 goals and 8 points in 3 games last week including a hat trick in Kingston's victory at Toronto on Sunday. Smolenak has already shattered his rookie OHL totals of 32 goals and 60 points in 67 games potting 42 goals and 82 points in 61 games this season.

Superleague Opening Round: Day Two

Avangard Omsk spanked SKA St. Petersburg 5-1 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best of five series. Nikita Alexeev was a scratch for Omsk. Anton But was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 5-1 trouncing of Novosibirsk. Loko takes a 2-0 series lead. Lada Togliatti defeated Moscow Dynamo 4-3 in overtime to take a 2-0 series lead. Albert Vishnyakov was scratched for Dynamo but Dimitry Kazionov did play and was scoreless. Vasily Koshechkin moved to 2-0 in the playoffs this season. Khimik MO beat Nizhnekamsk 4-2 to knot their series at 1 game a piece. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Khimik in the match. CSKA returned fire on Cherepovets today crushing them 6-1 to tie their opening round series at a game each. Alexander Polushin dressed, but was scoreless and even in the contest.

Smolenak Named OHL Player of the Week

(OHL Release) The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Kingston Frontenacs forward Radek Smolenak is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday March 12 after scoring six goals and eight points in three games last week. Smolenak started the week with two goals in a 5-4 win over the Mississauga IceDogs on March 8. He added a goal in a 5-2 win over the Barrie Colts on March 10 and was the first star after scoring two goals and three assists in a 6-4 win over the Toronto St. Michael's Majors on March 12. The three-win weekend clinched home ice advantage for the Frontenacs in the first round of the OHL playoffs.

Game Night 3/13: Lightning at Canadiens

Old man Burke gives an old skool lesson to Les Canadiens. TB-2 MTL-1 Sean Burke stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced. Ryan Craig was even in 15:13 with 3 shots on goal, 2 hits and 3 blocked shots. Paul Ranger played 15:09 with 1 shot on goal, 1 hit and 2 blocked shots. Evgeny Artyukhin laid out 5 hits in 9:10. If ever a team needed a win, the Lightning needed this one. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020962.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]

Blatny AHL Player of the Week

How do you say "en fuego" in Czech? Zdenek Blatny today [url=http://www.theahl.com/AHL/News/PlayerOfTheWeek/2006/03/13/1485850.html]was named AHL player of the week.[/url] Blatny had 4 goals and 9 points in 4 games last week for the Falcons.

Superleague Opening Round: Day One

Avanagard Omsk defeated SKA St. Petersburg 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Nikita Alexeev was a scratch for the contest. Anton But recorded an assist as Yaroslavl squeaked past Novosibirsk to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round series. Vasily Koshechkin and Ladas Togliatti shut out Moscow Dynamo 3-0 in the opening game of their series. Dimitry Kazionov and Albert Vishnyakov were in the lineup for Dynamo. Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Khimik's 3-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk. Alexander Polushin was a scratch as Cherepovets waffled CSKA 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.

Linkopings/Lulea Game Two

Linkopings evened up their opening round series at one game a piece defeating Lulea 3-1 today. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist recorded an assist on a 2nd period power play goal in the match and Fredrik Norrena stopped 19 of 20 shots faced to record his first win of this postseason.

CHL Tonight: 3/12

[b]QMJHL[/b] Stanislav Lascek had his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season and was named first star of the game in Chicoutimi's 4-1 win against high powered Quebec. [b]OHL[/b] Radek Smolenak scored a hat trick, his 40th, 41st and 42nd goals of the season, [i]and[/i] added two assists easily earning first star honors in Kingston's 6-4 win over Toronto. Kevin Beech stopped 27 of 29 shots faced but still saw his Sudbury Wolves fall 2-0 to Mississauga. Chris Lawrence was held scoreless in the game for the Ice Dogs. [b]WHL[/b] Justin Keller had his 48th and 49th goals of the season and two helpers as Kelowna beat Everett 6-2.

Game Day 3/12: Falcons at Lock Monsters

Zdenek Blatny angling for a callup? SPR-4 LOW-3 (SO) Gerald Coleman stopped 37 of 40 before stopping 4 of 5 in penalty shots for the victory. Zdenek Blatny stayed white hot scoring a goal and adding two assists as well as scoring to open the shootout session. He was named first star of the game. Prospect Mike Egener emerged from the doghouse to score the Falcons' third goal and Norm Milley and Doug O'Brien had helpers in the game. Ryan Vesce, who also recorded an assist in regulation, scored the winning shootout goal. Game sheet from [url]TheAHL.com.[/url]
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