Three continue streaks in CHL /NCAA Action Friday
Justin Keller, Chris Lawrence, and Radek Smolenak continued their point streaks Friday night. Including Chicoutimi winger Stanislav Lascek, Tampa Bay has four prospects with scoring streaks of four games or more, and two with points in six straight games.
Friday night in the CHL and NCAA:
Keller scored a goal in his fourth straight game and added two assists to pace Kelowna to a 6-4 win over Regina. Kellerâ€™s goal was the game winner for the Rockets, helping him earn First Star honors for the game.
As was reported earlier, Smolenak had a Gordie Howe hattrick with a goal, assist, and fight in Kingstonâ€™s 7-2 blowout win over Brampton. Smolenak, who was named Third Star of the game, has points in six straight games.
Lawrence notched at least a point in his sixth straight game with an assist in a 4-2 Sault Ste. Marie loss to Guelph. He was plus-one in the game.
In other CHL action among Lightning prospects, Mark Tobin and Rimouski continue their struggles. Tobin was scoreless and minus-two as Lâ€™Oceanic lost 6-3 to Shawinigan.
Also, Kevin Beech saw his three game winning streak snapped as he allowed 5 goals on 25 shots in a 6-3 Sudbury loss to Plymouth.
Prince George is now 2-0 since the return of Aaron Rogers to their lineup. They are 4-3 overall. Rogers was plus-one as the Cougars edged Vancouver 2-1. He also had a minor penalty.
Speaking of penalties, University of Vermont forward/defenseman Arthur Femenella earned a 2 penalty minutes for boarding, 5 for hitting from behind, and a game misconduct as the Catamounts destroyed St. Francis Xavier 10-3 in exhibition action. Femenella, who was playing defense, did not earn a point in the game, which is nothing new for Arthur. He went the entire 2004-05 season without registering a point. Vermont will now await word on a possible suspension for Femenella.
In other exhibition action, University of Northern Michigan winger and Arizona product Dusty Collins did not register a point as UNM beat the U.S. Under-18 squad 4-3.
One Lightning NCAA prospect began playing games that count as Mike Lundin and the University of Maine beat Air Force in the opener of the Icebreaker Tournament being held in Colorado Springs. Lundin had the primary assist on the game winning goal, scored on a power play, as the Black Bears beat the Falcons 3-1.