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CHL Playoff Notebook: May 11, 2019

 

For the second time in four seasons, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are the QMJHL playoff champions.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

The first-place Rouyn-Noranda Huskies were crowned the QMJHL playoff champions Saturday, skating away with the President’s Cup after defeating the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia host Halifax Mooseheads by a 4-0 score in Game 6 in which netminder Samuel Harvey turned aside 28 shots to notch his fourth shutout of the postseason. Both teams will now advance to the CHL championship, beginning Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

After winning their first 14 playoff contests, the Ottawa 67’s have now dropped three in a row versus the Guelph Storm and will look to stave off elimination with a road victory in Game 6 on Sunday. Should the Storm win, it will mark the club’s first trip to the CHL championship since 2014.

Western Hockey League

Game 6 between the Prince Albert Raiders and Vancouver Giants goes Sunday. The Giants came away with a 4-3 triumph in the last meetup and will need to find the win column again with a road victory Sunday in order to force a winner-takes-all deciding contest. Meanwhile, the Raiders hope to punch their ticket to the CHL championship round for the first time since 1985.

The march to the Memorial Cup presented by Kia:

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