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CHL Playoff Notebook: May 2, 2019

 

The puck dropped for the fourth round of Canadian Hockey League playoff action Thursday:

Ontario Hockey League

The Ottawa 67’s took Game 1 of the Rogers OHL Championship Series over the Guelph Storm thanks to a 7-2 win in which the team cashed in four times on the power play. Leading the way for the 67’s was centre and San Jose Sharks prospect Sasha Chmelevski, who wrapped up the night with four points, including a goal and an assist on the man advantage. The 67’s will now look to push their series edge to 2-0 on home ice Saturday.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

A 5-2 victory in the President’s Cup opener helped the first-place Rouyn-Noranda Huskies grab an early 1-0 series lead over the 2019 Memorial Cup presented by Kia host Halifax Mooseheads. A trio of Huskies skaters concluded the night with three-point efforts, including defenceman and New York Islanders first-round pick Noah Dobson, who won the CHL championship last season with Acadie-Bathurst. The Mooseheads will now look to even the series with a road victory Friday.

Western Hockey League

The Vancouver Giants and Prince Albert Raiders will compete for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, with the series opening Friday in Prince Albert. The league-leading Raiders advanced to the WHL Final for the first time since 1985, while the Giants are in search of their first championship since 2006.

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