The season continues in the major junior hockey leagues (WHL, OHL, & QMJHL) and some of your Dallas Stars prospects are continuing to make names for themselves. We will take a look at some of the prospect’s stats, and their current teams progress so far.
Radek Faksa – Center – Kitchner Rangers (OHL)
After a good start going 3-1-0 to begin the season the Kitchner Rangers have hit a bit of a stump losing their last two games, one in a shootout. Their record now stands at 3-2-1. Radek Faksa has picked up two more points in the two games since our last update and is now up to 6 points on the season (4g, 2a) continuing a point a game pace. Faksa has points in four of the six games this season and only has two penalty minutes.
Brett Ritchie- Right Wing- Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
Brett Ritchie has continued to make great progress since being traded to Niagara last season. Since our last update the IceDogs have struggled in their last six games going 2-4-0 bringing their season record to 5-4-0. The IceDogs are currently on a three game losing streak. Ritchie has continued to pick up points along with teammate Ryan Strome as they are among the top scorers in the OHL. Ritchie has picked up six assists in the six games since our last update bringing his season point total to ten (1g, 9a) in nine games.
Gemel Smith- Center- Owen Sound Attack
It was a bit of a slow start to the season for Gemel Smith in his first game he registered three points (1g, 2a) but then went pointless for four straight games. Since the Calendar turned to October Smith has picked up the play and is currently on a three game point streak with five points (1g, 4a) in his teams three games in October. Owen Sound have been on fire this season and are currently 6-1-1 on the year and lead the midwest division with 13 points.
Troy Vance- Defenseman- Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
Vance and the Victoriaville Tigres have continued their up and down season currently with a record of 3-4-3. Vance leads all Victoriaville defensemen in points with 6 assists and continues to play top d-man minutes for the Tigres. Vance’s last game against Baie-Comeau Drakkar he ate a nasty -3 bringing his season plus-minus to +1.
Matej Stransky- Right Wing- Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
Much like the Blades so far this season Stransky has struggled mightly. The Blades are currently in last place of the east division with a record of 2-6-0 with only 17 goals for as a team. Stransky has 3 points (2g, 1a) and just one goal in the five games since our last update. The Blades will host the Memorial Cup this season and automatically get a spot in the tournament.
Even the young prospects face ups and downs in a season, but will continue to progress as they pave their own road to the NHL.