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CHL Playoff Notebook: April 29, 2019

 

The final round is set across all three leagues following Monday action in the Canadian Hockey League playoffs:

Ontario Hockey League

For the second consecutive round, the Guelph Storm recovered from an early deficit to take the series in seven games, this time eliminating the Saginaw Spirit. The deciding victory came Monday in a 3-2 win that saw OHL playoff leading scorer Nick Suzuki net the game winner with less than two minutes left in regulation. The Storm now face the Ottawa 67’s in the 2019 Rogers OHL Championship Series, beginning Thursday, with the winner advancing to the CHL championship.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

A pair of conference winners in the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Halifax Mooseheads will face off for the President’s Cup, with the series beginning Thursday in Rouyn-Noranda. The Huskies advanced to the QMJHL Final after ousting the Rimouski Oceanic in four games, while the Mooseheads eliminated the Drummondville Voltigeurs in six contests. In the end, both teams will move on to the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia, with the Mooseheads serving as the host team.

Western Hockey League

The Vancouver Giants and Prince Albert Raiders will play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, beginning Friday, after advancing to the WHL Final after ousting the Spokane Chiefs and Edmonton Oil Kings, respectively, in third-round action. Both franchises have one league title to their credit, with the Giants’ coming in 2006 and the Raiders’ in 1985. The series winner will move on to Halifax to compete for the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia.

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