Barre-Boulet, Alex

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-13-18

The last juniors game night installment of the season...

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

#1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ #2 Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 (Game 6)
Finals
Titan wins series 4-2

C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 4/11 FO
Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 13-14-27, +11, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

The Titan scored goals in the first and in the second to build a 2-0 lead at the 2nd intermission. Drake Batherson (OTT, 2017 4th round pick) scored late in the 3rd to pull the Armada within one, but the equalizer never came as Titan goalie Evan Fitzpatrick (STL, 2016 2nd round pick) stopped 29 Armada shots. For the 20-year-old Alex Barré-Boulet, that’s the end of his illustrious QMJHL career in which he compiled 140-197-337 in 263 regular season games, and 28-32-60 in 42 playoff games. He’ll be suiting up for the Syracuse Crunch in the fall as he begins his pro career.

Ontario Hockey League

#1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ #2 Hamilton Bulldogs 5 (Game 6)
OHL Finals
Bulldogs wins series 4-2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-2-3, -2, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
Playoff Totals: 24 GP, 19-18-37, +7, 8 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Playoff Totals: 24 GP, 13-21-34, -4, 14 PIM
Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

The Soo built a 3-2 lead by the 2nd intermission behind a goal and a power play assist by Katchouk. But the Bulldogs stormed back with three straight 3rd period markers to take a 5-3 lead late into the game. Katchouk and Raddysh would combine each for their 2nd assist of the game on Jordan Sambrook’s (DET, 2016 5th round pick) first goal of the playoffs to draw the Greyhounds to within one with 45 seconds to go. The equalizer would not come as Hamilton punches their ticket to vie for the Memorial Cup in Regina. Robert Thomas (STL, 2017 1st round pick) and MacKenzie Entwistle (ARI, 2017 3rd round pic) paced the Bulldogs each with a goal and an assist. For Katchouk and Raddysh, this bring an end to their OHL careers, with both players expected to suit up for the Syracuse Crunch in their first pro seasons. Kachouk finishes 101-101-202 in 199 regular season OHL games, and 32-25-57 in 46 playoff games. Raddysh finishes 120-172-292 in 241 OHL regular season games, and 32-47-79 in 77 playoff games.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-11-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

#2 Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5 @ #1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 (Game 5)
QMJHL Finals
Titan leads series 3-2

C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, 5/13 FO
Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 13-14-27, +11, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

The Titan pulled off a huge road win getting goals from five different skaters to push the Armada to the brink of elimination when the teams play again Sunday in Acadie. The Armada opened the scoring with a power play marker just three minutes into the game, but that would be their only lead. The Titan would reel off three straight goals to take command of the contest, and set themselves up to punch their ticket to the Memorial Cup in front of their home fans.

Ontario Hockey League

#2 Hamilton Bulldogs 6 @ #1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 (Game 5)
OHL Finals
Bulldogs lead series 3-2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Playoff Totals: 23 GP, 18-16-34, +9, 8 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals: 23 GP, 13-19-32, -5, 12 PIM
Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

The Bulldogs built a commanding 5-1 lead behind a pair of 2nd period goals by Robert Thomas (STL, 2017 1st round pick), and then weathered a furious 3rd period rally by the Soo. Bolt prospect Boris Katchouk scored his 18th of the playoffs, a power play marker set up by fellow Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh, amid a five-minute three-goal flurry that closed the gap to 5-4 with five-and-a-half minutes left to play. But with the Soo goalie pulled, Brandon Saigeon (eligible for 2018 draft) set up Nick Caamano (DAL, 2016 5th round pick) for the empty net dagger with 85 seconds left in regulation. Saigeon scored his 17th of the playoffs and added two assists to help pace Hamilton to gutsy road win that pushes the Greyhounds to possibility of elimination Sunday back in Hamilton. Depending on the outcome of this series, the OHL playoff MVP arguable comes down to Katchouk (1st points, goals, shorties), Thomas (3rd points, 2nd assists, 1st PP assists), or Saigeon (2nd goals, 1st PP goals, 1st GW goals).

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-9-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

#1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ #2 Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 (Game 4)
Finals
Series tied at 2-2

C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 2/7 FO
Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 13-14-27, +14, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

Drake Batherson (OTT, 2017 4th round pick) scored twice in the 3rd and the Armada evened the series with the Titan impressively in a road must-win game. After a scoreless 1st period, the Armada scored thrice in the 2nd period, including Barre-Boulet setting up Alexander Katerinakis (2018 draft eligible) for what would be the eventual game-winner. The series returns to Boisbriand for Game 5 on Friday night.

Ontario Hockey League

#1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ #2 Hamilton Bulldogs 2 (OT) (Game 4)
OHL Finals
Series tied at 2-2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 17-16-33, +12, 8 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 13-18-31, -1, 10 PIM
Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

The Wonder Twins scored 34 seconds into the game, Bolt prospects Taylor Raddysh setting up Boris Katchouk for his league leading 17th goal of the playoffs. Katchouk’s 33 points and Raddysh’s 31 points also lead the league in playoff points. Nick Caamano (DAL, 2016 5th round pick) scored a short-handed marker for the Bulldogs, and period ended tied 1-1. Jack Kopacka (ANA, 2016 4th round pick) scored in the 2nd to give the Soo a 2-1 lead at the second break. Hamilton rallied in the 3rd with Rily Stillman (FLA, 2016 4th round pick) knotting the score at 2-2 and forcing OT. Noah Carroll (CAR, 2016 6th round pick) scored at 9:13 in the extra session to give the Soo the Game 4 victory, tying the series at 2-2 as the team’s head back to Sault Ste. Marie for Game 5 on Friday.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-8-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

#1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ #2 Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5 (Game 3)
Finals
Titan leads series 2-1

C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 1-0-1,-1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/15 FO
Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 13-13-26, +12, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

Just like the Armada in Game 1, the Titan claimed the first game on their home ice with a strong start and a better finish. Acadie-Bathurst jumped out in front with two power play goals in the first to stake a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. But the Armada would strike back in the 2nd period with a power play goal by Joel Teasdale (2018 draft eligible) and then the 2-2 equalizer by Bolt prospect Alex Barré-Boulet with this 13th of the playoffs. But the Titan poured on three goals down the stretch, including a short-handed dagger-in-the-heart marker that established a 4-2 lead. Former Foreurs captain Olivier Galipeau (undrafted) paced the Titan with a goal and two assists. The Armada will look to keep pace with the Titan Wednesday night and steal a road win to even the series.

Ontario Hockey League

#1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 @ #2 Hamilton Bulldogs 6 (Game 3) (Monday)
OHL Finals
Bulldogs lead series 2-1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 16-16-32, +13, 8 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 13-17-30, E, 10 PIM
Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

The Bulldogs built a 1st period lead and then kept pace with the high-powered Soo offense for the rest of the game to stake a Game 3 home ice win on Monday night and take their second series lead. Bolt prospect Boris Katchouk would tally his first of three assists, setting up Joe Carroll (2019 draft eligible) for his first score of the playoffs at less than two minutes into the game and giving the Soo an early 1-0 lead. But it would be the last lead for the Greyhounds, as the Bulldogs ripped off three 1st period markers in a row, before surrendering the first of Tim Gettinger’s (NYR, 2016 5th round pick). But just 18 seconds into the 2nd frame, Brandon Saigeon (2018 draft eligible) continued his series heroics, giving Hamilton a two-goal lead. Gettinger would score a power play marker, his second of the game, to cut the lead to one, but Saigeon scored his second of the game, once again extending the lead. In the 3rd period, Jack Kopacka (ANA, 2016 4th round pick) would notch a power play goal to once again draw the Soo within one.

With three minutes left, Riley Stillman (FLA, 2016 4th round pick), the son of one the Lightning’s 2004 SCF Game 6 six heroes Cory Stillman, set up Marian Studenic (NJD, 2017 5th round pick) for Stillman’s third assist of the game, and the dagger to the heart of the Soo. Katchouk and fellow Bolt prospect Taylor Raddysh combined to setup Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick) on the power play to draw back within a goal with about 90 seconds in regulation but could never get the equalizer to force OT.

Sault Ste. Marie looks to even the series Wednesday night in Hamilton.

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