Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and the European leagues. Playoffs get underway this week in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL.
*RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had one goal in two games last week for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League. Ritchie finished the regular season with 76 points (41 goals, 35 assists) in 53 games and ranked sixth in the OHL in goal scoring. Niagara plays Oshawa in the first round of the OHL playoffs.
*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) registered two points (one goal, one assist) over his last two games of the regular season for Kitchener of the OHL. Faksa had 31 points (9 goals, 22 assists) in 39 games this season. Kitchener plays Guelph in the first round of the OHL playoffs.
*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) picked up five points (one goal, four assists) in his final three games of the regular season for Owen Sound of the OHL. Smith had 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) in 61 games this season. Owen Sound plays Sault Ste. Marie in the first round of the playoffs.
*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) had two assists over his final three games of the season for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League. Stransky finished the regular season with 85 points (40 goals, 45 assists) in 72 games and ranked 12th in goal scoring in the WHL and tied for 15th in points.
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