Friday action in the Canadian Hockey League playoffs produced two thrilling results:
Ontario Hockey League
The Guelph Storm stunned the Ottawa 67’s in coming up with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 that pushed the first-place club to the brink of elimination. Leading the way for the Storm was Arizona Coyotes prospect Nate Schnarr, who notched the eventual game winner midway through the second frame. The Storm will now look to close out the series Sunday on home ice.
Western Hockey League
The Vancouver Giants stayed alive thanks to a 4-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders in Game 5 that saw draft-eligible blue-liner Bowen Byram push the pace with one goal and one assist. The Giants hope to extend the series with a road victory Sunday.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The battle for the President’s Cup sees the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies carry a 3-2 series edge over the Halifax Mooseheads through five games as the club took the most recent contest in a 6-3 victory. The Huskies can capture the QMJHL championship Saturday in Halifax.
The march to the Memorial Cup presented by Kia: