There's Another Name on Top of the QMJHL Scoring Race

As reported last night, Stan Lascek had four assists for Chicoutimi in a 6-0 win over PEI. With the four points, and only a goal and assist from teammate Maxime Boisclair, Lascek pulled into a tie with Boisclair for the QMJHL scoring lead with 49 points in 22 games (17-32-49). Lascek was the game's first star. Speaking of Boisclair, in a recent edition of The Hockey News, Boisclair states that Tampa Bay moved him from his natural wing position to center during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in September where he was trying out for the club, and because of the unfamiliarity with the position, Boisclair was extremely unhappy with his impact in the tournament. Boisclair was not offered a contract by the Lightning, but hopes to attend another NHL camp in the fall. Around the CHL Friday night, Chris Lawrence (assist in 3-1 Soo loss to Windsor) was the only other Lightning prospect to earn a point. Kevin Beech had a good night, stopping 28 of 29 shots at Guelph's arena to earn a 5-1 win for Sudbury. Mark Tobin and Marek Bartanus were scoreless in losses for their teams, and Vlad Mihalik and Justin Keller both had minus-one ratings as Kelowna beat Red Deer 2-1 in overtime. For those thinking the Lightning's six game losing streak is the end of the world, Red Deer has now lost 11 straight. Radek Smolenak was a scratch for Kingston in their 8-2 win over Bellville. More information will be posted when it's made available.