Utah hockey roundup: Trevor Lewis and Kings 4 wins away from Stanley Cup final

Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) drives against the Florida Panthers during an NHL regular-season game.

Former Utah high school player Trevor Lewis has helped the Los Angeles Kings to their second Western Conference Final appearance ever. He has a goal and an assist in the Kings’ nine playoff games — eight of which have been wins.

L.A. opens the seven-game series against the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday at 6 p.m. MT on NBC Sports Network.

MUSTANGS’ MOUDRY SIGNS PRO CONTRACT

Former Ogden Mustangs standout forward Lukas Moudry has agreed to terms on a one-year professional contract with Copenhagen Hockey in the Danish AL-Bank Ligaen.

A 6-foot, 180-pound Czech Republic native, Moudry racked up 15 goals, 16 assists and 81 penalty minutes in 36 games for the Mustangs in the 2011-12 season. He also recorded one goal and four penalty minutes in the Mustangs’ two first-round playoff games.

2 PARK CITY PLAYERS COMMIT TO COLLEGES

Meanwhile, Park City Moose center Brain Barnes has committed to play college hockey at the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO is top ACHA Div. 1 program, ranked in the top 20 year after year.

Fellow Moose center Connor Matsen has committed to Worcester State University for the 2012-2013 season. Connor is the first Moose player to commit to a NCAA Division III program.

WSHL EXPANDS

In other Western State Hockey League news, President/Commissioner Ron White recently announced following organizations have been approved for membership:

Tulsa Jr. Oilers, Ontario Avalanche, Seattle Totems, and the Southern Oregon Spartans

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