All six third-round series took to the ice Saturday:
Ontario Hockey League
Edmonton Oilers prospect Ryan McLeod played the overtime hero for the Saginaw Spirit in Game 2 versus the Guelph Storm, lifting his club to a 4-3 final that pushed their series lead to two. The Storm will look to pull within one Monday on home ice.
A four-goal outburst in the final frame powered the Ottawa 67’s to a 7-3 win over the Oshawa Generals in which San Jose Sharks prospect Sasha Chmelevski led the way with four points, counting two goals and two assists. The victory pushed the 67’s series edge to 2-0, with Game 3 set for Sunday in Oshawa.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The Halifax Mooseheads evened their third-round matchup versus the Drummondville Voltigeurs thanks to a 5-4 final in Game 2 which saw draft-eligible right-wing Raphael Lavoie push the pace with a hat-trick plus one assist before fellow forward Arnaud Durandeau netted the game winner early into the second overtime session. Game 3 comes Tuesday when the Mooseheads return to home ice.
In search of his second-straight Memorial Cup, defenceman Noah Dobson tallied two points in the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies‘ 4-3 win over the Rimouski Oceanic that pushed their series advantage to two games. The series resumes Tuesday in Rimouski for Game 3.
Western Hockey League
Edmonton Oil Kings left-wing Jake Neighbours scored his second overtime winner of the playoffs to lift his squad to a 4-3 win over the first-place Prince Albert Raiders to tie the series through two games. Game 3 comes Tuesday in Edmonton.
A four-goal effort in the third period capped the comeback for the Vancouver Giants over the Spokane Chiefs as the team took a 2-0 series lead following a 4-2 victory in which captain Jared Dmytriw tallied twice, including the game winner. The Giants will look to push the Chiefs to the brink of elimination Tuesday.