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CHL Playoff Notebook: April 24, 2019

 

All six third-round series of the Canadian Hockey League playoffs hit the ice Wednesday:

Ontario Hockey League

A perfect postseason remains intact for the Ottawa 67’s following an Eastern Conference Final sweep of the Oshawa Generals. The 67’s stand 12-0 in the playoffs, with their latest victory counting a 2-1 overtime decision in which leading scorer Ty Felhaber netted the series-deciding goal just 20 seconds into the extra session. With the win, the 67’s captured the Bobby Orr Trophy for the first time since 2005.

The Saginaw Spirit pushed the Guelph Storm to the brink of elimination following a 4-1 victory in Game 4 in which rookie left-wing Cole Perfetti impressed with a two-goal effort while backup netminder Tristan Lennox turned aside 36 shots to notch his second win of the series. The Spirit will look to close out the series on home ice Friday.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies punched their ticket to the President’s Cup for the second time in four seasons following a four-game ousting of the Rimouski Oceanic. The deciding victory came Wednesday, when the Huskies pieced together a 6-3 comeback win that saw centre Felix Bibeau lead the way with a two-goal effort.

The Drummondville Voltigeurs will fight to stave off elimination after dropping Game 4 to the Halifax Mooseheads by a 5-2 score in which five different skaters found the back of the net for the opposition, including draft-eligible right-wing Raphael Lavoie. The next game in the series comes Friday in Drummondville.

Western Hockey League

It’s all even through four games after the Prince Albert Raiders came away with a tidy 2-1 victory versus the Edmonton Oil Kings, a contest which saw centre Noah Gregor net the eventual game winner early into the final frame. The Raiders will now look to regain the series lead on home ice Friday.

Vancouver Giants centre Dawson Holt played the overtime hero as he capped a 4-3 final for his team in Game 4, a victory which helped push the rival Spokane Chiefs to the brink of elimination. A win on home ice Friday would see the Giants move on to compete for the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

 

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