CHL Playoffs Game Night: 3-31-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5 (3OT)
QMJHL Playoffs, Round 1
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 25/37 FO
Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

The Huskies erased a 5-3 Halifax lead with just over two minutes to go, including the game-tying goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. They got the game winner 26 seconds into the third overtime. Nico Hischier (2017) and Somppi combined to take 80 faceoffs. Somppi was on the ice for the last three Huskie goals, including the overtime winner. Game 6 is Monday.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1
QMJHL Playoffs, Round 1
Val-d’Or leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff Totals: 5 GP: 3-2-5, -1, 6 PIM
Season Totals: 64 GP, 46-29-75, +23, 52 PIM

Third-seeded Shawinigan lost a pivotal Game 5 at home and now the 14th seed can clinch the series at home Sunday. The Cataractes outshot the Foreurs, 35-22, but could only beat overage goaltender Etienne Montpetit once. In the other net, Val-d’Or scored on three of their first six shots.

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Sault Ste. Marie wins best-of-7 series, 4-1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 5-3-8, +4, 2 PIM
Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk scored for the fifth time in five games as the Soo put away the Firebirds in five games.

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ London Knights
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Windsor leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 3-0-3, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 22-32-54, +19, 26 PIM

London survived to play another day, winning Game 5 at home, 2-1. Stephens scored the game-winner in the second period. Game 6 is Sunday.

Western Hockey League

@ Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1
Eastern Conference First Round
Swift Current leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, -2, 4 PIM, *Second Star*
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 10 PIM
Season Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

The Broncos got a big road win in Moose Jaw, scoring the game’s first two goals then holding on. Howden got the goal for the Warriors – his second is as many games. Swift Current can close out the series Saturday.

Kamloops Blazers 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 1
Western Conference First Round
Kelowna leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 32 saves on 33 shots, *First Star*
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0-0, 2.01 GAA, .951 sv %, 0 SO
Season Totals: 45 GP, 26-14-2-2, 2.44 GAA, .927 sv%, 5 SO

The Blazers scored four unanswered goals after falling behind 1-0 early, including two goals in the third period to break the game open. Ingram was first star with a 32-save effort. Game 6 is Sunday back in Kamloops.