Lawrence Has Head Injury

The [i]Mississauga News[/i] is reporting Chris Lawrence was held out of last night's Ice Dogs game as a precautionary measure. He has a minor head injury. No further information was given. According to the [i]Owen Sound Sun-Times[/i], Marek Bartanus was held out of the Attack's game last night due to an "undisclosed injury." Bartanus has drawn rave reviews for his play so far for the 7-1-0-1 Attack. He is playing on a second line that's making life hard for the opposition. The [i]Sun-Times[/i] states the key to the unit may be Bartanus' improved play. After struggling in his first OHL season, the sophomore left-winger is playing with a newfound confidence. A lot of that is coming from the success his line is having. "We're always making the pass and we seem to be playing a little like European hockey," said Bartanus, who has three goals and six assists this season. "We're getting a lot of scoring opportunities." The Attack's red-hot second line is creating mismatches for the opposition and that makes Owen Sound a tough team to defend against. "It creates a huge problem for other teams trying to shut us down," said assistant coach David Bell. "Marek is such a big body who can skate like the wind so he's the size and speed on the line. Josh [Bailey] is so creative and so dependable in our own end. And Scott [Tregunna] is just Mr. Steady. He's always in the right spot."