Both Nick Paul (North Bay Battalion) and Jason Dickinson (Guelph Storm) advanced to the OHL Finals.
North Bay have had everything come together for them in the post season and they swept their Western Conference rivals in four games. They finished the job off this week with two wins against the Oshawa Generals on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday North Bay won 5-3 and Paul had a single assist in the game. He also finished with a plus two rating in that game. On Wednesday it was a closer affair with the final score being 3-2. Paul assisted on two of North Bay's three goals. He was named second star of the game after his two point performance. He has 14 points through 17 playoff games, nine goals and five assists.
It took five games for the Guelph Storm to dispatch the Erie Otters in the Eastern Conference finals. They played three games this week.
The first game on Monday finished 7-1 with Dickinson having a single assist in the game. He was pointless in their sole lose of the series, a 5-2 loss on Tuesday. He finished with a minus two rating. The final game of the series on Friday saw the Storm blank the Otters 5-0 with Dickinson finishing with a single assist on a short handed goal.
The OHL Finals start on the 1st of May and with two Dallas Stars prospects facing off against each other it means there are guaranteed to be two Stars prospects in the Memorial Cup Tournament. Gemel Smith and the London Knights are hosting the tournament and automatically have a place despite losing in the second round to the Guelph Storm.
Reports out of the Swedish media earlier this month, which I missed, said that Emil Molin was one of several players re-signed by Rogle. He has signed a two year contract with the Allsvenskan club and therefore will not be moving to North America next season.
I'm not certain but I believe his contract will no longer slide and will count against the 50 contract limit.
|Mike Winther||Calgary Hitmen (WHL)||2||1||3||4||0||5|
|Dmitry Sinitsyn||Regina Pats (WHL)||4||2||0||2||2||-7|
|Branden Troock||Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)||9||4||3||7||8||-1|
|Jason Dickinson||Guelph Storm (OHL)||15||5||14||19||4||17|
|Gemel Smith||London Knights (OHL)||9||3||9||12||9||4|
|Nick Paul||North Bay Battalion (OHL)||17||9||5||14||10||12|
|Cody Payne||Saginaw Spirit (OHL)||5||3||1||4||11||4|
|Radek Faksa||Sudbury Wolves (OHL)||5||1||2||3||10||0|
|Troy Vance||Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)||4||1||2||3||2||-7|
|Ludwig Bystrom||Farjestad (SHL)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|John Klingberg||Frolunda (SHL)||7||0||4||4||2||0|
|Niklas Hansson||Rogle (Allsvenskan)*||10||1||6||7||2||4|
|Emil Molin||Rogle (Allsvenskan)*||10||3||4||7||0||3|
|Esa Lindell||Jokerit (SM-Liiga)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
*Statistics now represent the qualification to SHL round robin section
|Philippe Desrosiers||Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)||11||7-3-0||640||25||276||2.34||.917||2|
|Ryan Button (D)||Idaho Steelheads||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Cameron Gaunce (D)||Texas Stars||1||0||1||1||0||0|
|Jyrki Jokipakka (D)||Texas Stars||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|Hubert Labrie (D)||Texas Stars||2||0||0||0||4||1|
|Curtis McKenzie (RW)||Texas Stars||2||0||1||1||2||0|
|Jamie Oleksiak (D)||Texas Stars||2||0||2||2||2||0|
|Taylor Peters (C)||Texas Stars||2||0||0||0||2||-1|
|Brett Ritchie (RW)||Texas Stars||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Matej Stransky (RW)||Texas Stars||2||0||0||0||0||-1|
|Scott Glennie (C)||Texas Stars||1||0||1||1||7||2|
|John Klingberg (D)||Texas Stars||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Radek Faksa (C)||Texas Stars||2||0||0||0||0||-1|
|Alex Guptill (LW)||Texas Stars||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Justin Dowling (C)||Texas Stars||2||0||3||3||0||2|
|Jack Campbell||Texas Stars||1||1-0-0||74||2||38||1.61||0.950||0|
|Cristopher Nilstorp||Texas Stars||1||1-0-0||65||2||26||1.83||0.929||0|
X denotes they are no longer active on that roster this week