Over in America’s East Coast Hockey League, Anthony Beauregard has continued his recent trailblazing performances with Wichita Thunder and now leads the entire league in points and assists.
After failing to score any points in a 2-1 home defeat against Tulsa Oilers on March 10, Beauregard provided one assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oiler, 48 hours later.
The Canadian added another single point game against the Oklahoma outfit in a 2-1 loss, as their triple home header against the Oilers came to end on March 13. However, the Thunder’s next scheduled match was in Tulsa where they were beaten 3-2 on March 14.
After a few rest days, Wichita snapped their five game-losing run with a 3-2 victory over Indy Fuel on March 17, in which Anthony provided two assists and he repeated that performance last Friday in a 3-2 road win against Wheeling Nailers.
Although, the following day in West Virginia, the Nailers hit back hard and hammered Wichita 7-1, keeping Beauregard pointless but he would not be supressed for long.
On Sunday, the two teams faced off again in Wichita and the Thunder ran out 6-4 winners, with the former Stars scoring twice and assisting three times, resulting in him being named the ECHL Player of the Week.
Anthony will be looking to continue his strong form when Kansas City Mavericks visit the Intrust Bank Arena tonight.
Meanwhile, former Stars captain, Matt Marquardt scored his first goal for Jacksonville Icemen in a 6-3 defeat to Greenville Swamp Rabbits but that would also be his last appearance for the Florida club, as he was released on March 19.
Over in Europe, Drydn Dow and HK Spisska Nova Ves have continued their playoff run by advancing to the Semi-Finals of the Slovakian2 post-season.
Defeated Quarter-Finals opponents, HK AUTORACZ Levice were beaten 4-0 twice, 5-0 and 5-2 by Spisska in a straight four-game series sweep.
Dow and his teammates must now repeat that feat against HK VITAR Martin, who also swept their series against HC 19 Humenne.
The first game of the Semi-Finals took place last night and Spisska were 6-2 victors, with Drydn on defence. The two sides meet again tonight in Game 2 and it is another away tie for Spisska Nova Ves.
Whereas in Romania, Justin Maylan has yet to appear in the playoffs for SC Csikszerda in their playoff journey but the team has now reached the Semi-Finals and leads FTC-Telecom 3-2 in their best of seven series.
After losing Game 1, SC Csikszerda bounced back to lead 3-1 in the series and can secure their place in the Final tonight with a home win in Game 6.
Also joining the hunt for a playoff championship is Latvian winger, Egils Kalns with his hometown club, Liepaja.
In their final regular season games, Liepaja were beaten 1-0 at home by HK Zemgale on March 11, but still secured a third-place finish in the league with back-to-back victories against HS Riga.
Kalns would find the net in first game as Liepaja claimed a 5-1 home victory on March 17 and they followed it up with a 2-1 win, two days later.
Therefore, Liepaja were matched up with HK Olimp for the Semi-Finals but were beaten 2-0 at home in the first match and they were without Egils. However, he may return in the second match tonight as Liepaja visit HK Olimp.
Finally, over in Sweden, defenseman Shawn Boutin has been finding his feet with Boras in the third tier and so far, results have been mixed.
Boutin scored his first point in Sweden via an assist in a 3-1loss to Halmstad on March 12 but he could not get back on the scoresheet in the next two games, as Boras were beaten 3-1 by Tranas on March 14 and 6-2 by Tyringe on March 16.
However, the Canadian blueliner helped set-up one goal in his side’s 5-3 victory against KRIF on March 18, but a winning run could not be started as Boras were downed 2-1 by Tranas last night.