Here’s an update on how Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, the European leagues, and U.S. colleges fared over the past week. Several prospects did not play due to winter breaks getting underway in the various leagues.
World Junior Championship
*C Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) was among the final players cut from Canada’s roster for the 2015 World Junior Championship. Canada made the final cuts after an exhibition game against Russia Friday night.
“It’s disappointing,” Dickinson told media after finding out he was off the roster. “Everybody wants to play for their country. There are a lot of emotions going through me right now. I think I have to be proud of myself.”
*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) is on Finland’s preliminary roster for the World Juniors. He played in two exhibition games for the Finns over the weekend and was on the second defensive pairing in both games.
RW Matej Paulovic (fifth round/2013) is taking part in Slovakia’s World Juniors camp. He was on the top line in Slovakia’s 3-2 exhibition win over Switzerland Sunday evening but did not factor in the scoring.
The World Juniors get underway Friday in Toronto and Montreal.
Western Hockey League
*LW Cole Ully (fifth round/2013) had a big week off the ice, signing a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars. Ully will continue to play for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL this season. He registered two assists in two games over the past week and is tied for fifth in the WHL in scoring with 48 points (16 goals, 32 assists) in 35 games.
*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) had no points in two games for Edmonton over the past week. Pollock leads the Oil Kings in scoring with 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 34 games.
Ontario Hockey League
*C Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) returned to the Guelph Storm after being released from Canada’s World Junior team and picked up an assist in the Storm’s 4-3 overtime win over Erie Saturday. Dickinson has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 24 games.
*LW Remi Elie (second round/2013) tallied one assist in two games for Belleville, giving him 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 32 games.
*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) picked up two assists in two games for Niagara. Haydon has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last 13 games. He has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 33 games for the season.
*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) won his third straight game, making 27 saves in Niagara’s 8-7 win over Owen Sound. Moran is 7-15-0 with a 3.37 goals against average and .898 save percentage.
*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) notched one assist in two games for Windsor last week, giving him five assists in 32 games this season.
*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) is out with a knee injury.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
*G Philippe Desrosiers (second round/2013) played one game last week, stopping 11 of 15 shots before getting pulled in the second period of Rimouski’s 7-3 loss to Quebec. Desrosiers is 14-7-1 on the season with a 2.74 goals against average and .889 save percentage.
Europe & U.S. College
*D Esa Lindell (third round/2012) had no points in three games for Finland’s national team at the Channel One Cup in Sochi, Russia. Finland finished third in the tournament, which featured teams from Russia, Sweden and Czech Republic.
*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) both were scoreless in one game for Rogle in Sweden’s second highest league. Hansson has 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 33 games. Molin has five assists in 32 games.
Among the prospects not playing last week: D Ludwig Bystrom, D John Nyberg, D Miro Karjalainen, C Devin Shore and D Michael Prapavessis. D Dmitry Sinitsyn remains out due to injury in Russia’s KHL.
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