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Smolenak, Lawrence score in OHL action Sunday
Submitted by chad on September 26, 2005 - 08:27
Lightning 2005 third round pick Radek Smolenak, trying to build on his 32-goals last season, notched his first goal of the year Sunday in a 5-3 Kingston win over Mississauga. Smolenak scored the gameâ€™s first goal, 2:20 into the first period and finished plus-one in the game. In all, four Lightning prospects played on Sunday. In other action, the Lightningâ€™s second third round pick in the 2005 draft, Chris Lawrence, scored his first this year as Sault Ste. Marie beat Erie 4-1. Lawrence, who had 11 goals and 40 assists last year, also registered a plus-one rating. Also, Sudburyâ€™s Kevin Beech fell to 0-2 on the year as the Wolves lost to Ottawa 4-3. Beech stopped 28 of 32 shots. Finally, Red Deer defenseman Vladimir Mihalik went scoreless in a 5-1 loss to rival Calgary in WHL action. He was even for the game and did not register a penalty.