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by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Dallas defense prospects Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) and Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) are squaring off in the Ontario Hockey League’s Championship Series.

Martenet’s London Knights have jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Haydon’s Niagara IceDogs in the best-of-seven series, winning the first game, 4-1, and then taking the second game, 6-1.

London has won 11 straight games, allowing just 22 goals during the streak. The Knights have allowed one goal in each of their past five games.

Martenet had no points and a plus-one rating in the first two games of the championship series. He has no points and a plus-five rating in 16 playoff games for London.

Haydon had no points and a minus-three rating in the first two games of the championship series. He has registered four points (two goals, two assists) and a plus-three rating in 15 playoff games for Niagara.

The winner of the OHL Championship Series will advance to the Memorial Cup, which will be played later this month in Red Deer, Alberta.

OHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Aaron Haydon D Niagara (Playoffs) 15 2 2 4 +3 12
Chris Martenet D London (Playoffs) 16 0 0 0 +5 4

*RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) registered 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in 47 games with Lada Togliatti in the KHL. Recorded 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in 7 games in Russian juniors.

*LW Roope Hintz (second round/2015) registered 20 points (8 goals, 12 assists) in 33 games with HIFK in Finland’s top league. Missed the first part of the season due to injury. Recorded 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 18 playoff games as HIFK advanced to the league championship series, losing in six games.

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) finished the season with 22 points (7 goals, 15 assists) in 44 games for HV 71 in the Swedish Hockey League. He had no points in six playoff games. Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars and joined the Texas Stars after signing an amateur tryout contract with the AHL club.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) Registered 9 points (1 goal, 8 assists) with Oskarshamn in Sweden’s second highest league. Played 6 games with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League, registering no points. Had no points in 5 playoff games in the second highest league and 3 assists in 3 playoff games for Frolunda in junior playoffs.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) played 42 games for Ilves in Finland’s top league, registering 2 assists. Recorded 2 assists in 11 games with LeKi in Finland’s second highest league. Played 7 playoff games in Finnish juniors, scoring one goal as Ilves won the championship in Finland’s top junior league.

*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) registered 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) in 59 games with Assat in Finland’s top league.

*G Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) had a 3.09 goals-against average and .900 save percentage with JYP-Akatemia in Finland’s second highest league. Posted a 3.99 goals-against average and .886 save percentage with JYP in Finnish juniors. Signed an ATO with the Texas Stars and served as the third goaltender.

*G Henri Kiviaho (fifth round/2012) posted a 2.76 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in Finland’s top league. Had a 3.28 goals-against average and .889 save percentage with LeKi in Finland’s second highest league.

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) played 17 games in Finnish juniors, registering 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) and 105 penalty minutes for HIFK. Played seven games in Finland’s second highest league, registering no points and seven playoff games in the second league, picking up two assists for Kiekko-Vantaa.

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) registered 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 40 games with RPI in college hockey, leading the team in defenseman scoring.

*D Joseph Cecconi (fifth round/2015) registered 7 assists in 38 games in his freshman season at the University of Michigan.

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) registered 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 49 games for Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League. Picked up 1 assist in 5 playoff games.

*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) recorded 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in 55 games with Flint of the Ontario Hockey League.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) played for both Niagara and Flint in the Ontario Hockey League, posting a 13-25-4 record, 3.86 goals-against average and .881 save percentage.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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