A couple notes for a Saturday morning in late April.
*Dallas Stars defense prospect Jamie Oleksiak (1st round/2011) and forward prospect Brett Ritchie (2nd round/2011) are headed to the Ontario Hockey League championship series. Their Niagara IceDogs team defeated Ottawa 3-2 last night to take to the Eastern Conference championship series in five games. Niagara will face the London Knights in the OHL finals, which get underway Thursday.
Oleksiak has two assists and a plus-5 rating in 15 playoff games. Ritchie has two goals, six assists and a plus-one rating in 15 games.
*Stars forward Tomas Vincour had no points and two shots on goal as Czech Republic lost 3-2 in overtime to Finland at the Kajotbet Hockey Games today. Vincour has no points in two games.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen, who shut out Russia on Thursday at the tournament, did not get the start today.
The tournament, which is being played in Czech Republic, is a tune-up for the World Championship. It wraps up tomorrow with Finland playing Sweden and Czech Republic taking on Russia.