CHL Playoff Notebook: April 9, 2019


Six more teams will fight for their playoff lives following Tuesday action in the Canadian Hockey League playoffs:

Ontario Hockey League

The Ottawa 67’s pushed the Sudbury Wolves to the brink of elimination following an 8-5 victory in Game 3 in which San Jose Sharks prospect Sasha Chmelevski led the way with a three-point night.

The Saginaw Spirit remain perfect in the postseason, claiming their seventh-straight victory in a 7-5 takedown of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in which the team stormed back from an early three-goal deficit, with Florida Panthers first rounder Owen Tippett pushing the pace with one goal and two assists.

A two-goal night by Florida Panthers draft-pick Serron Noel helped the Oshawa Generals piece together a 4-1 win and pull within one of the Niagara IceDogs through three games.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

The Halifax Mooseheads need just one more win to sweep the Moncton Wildcats following Tuesday’s 4-2 win in which 2019 NHL Draft hopeful Raphael Lavoie impressed in collecting his twelfth and thirteenth goals of the postseason.

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies left-wing Louis-Filip Cote wrapped up the night with one goal and three assists in his team’s 8-0 drubbing of the Victoriaville Tigres that helped push their series lead to 3-0.

A two-goal night by 2020 NHL Draft headliner Alexis Lafreniere paced the Rimouski Oceanic to a 3-0 win over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles as his team reclaimed the series lead through three games.

Western Hockey League

Left-wing Owen Hardy picked up the overtime winner and his second of the game as the Vancouver Giants iced the Victoria Royals 5-4 to move within one win of a sweep.

A 26-save shutout by Nolan Maier helped the Saskatoon Blades hold off the Prince Albert Raiders for a 1-0 victory in Game 3 for the team’s first win of the series.

It took less than three minutes into the extra session before blue-liner Wyatt McLeod buried the game winner in a 2-1 final to help the Edmonton Oil Kings take a 3-0 series lead over the Calgary Hitmen.

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