Giants Survive in OT

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/19

Wright and Cunti get assists, but only one prospect can enjoy a victory.

QMJHL Playoffs – League Semifinals

Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4
Drummondville leads Best of 7 series 2-0
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 11 GP, 3-5-8, +4, 10 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

Rimouski had leads of 2-0 and 3-1 in this game, but gave up three third period goals to the Volts and are now down 2-0 in the series. Game 3 is Tuesday in Rimouski. Cunti set up Kevin Veilleux (Penguins) on the power play for the game’s first goal. Rimouski was outshot 15-5 in the third period.

WHL Playoffs – Conference Finals

Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (OT)
Best of 7 series tied 1-1
C James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 3-6-9, +3, 6 PIM
Season totals: 71 GP, 21-26-47, +26, 54 PIM

Casey Pierro-Zapotel (Penguins) scored with just over 30 seconds remaining in the first overtime to save the Giants from going to Kelowna down 2-0 in the series. Wright had a first period assist on a goal by Evander Kane. The Rockets had scored twice in the last five minutes of the third period to send it to overtime. Game 3 is Tuesday in Kelowna.