NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3-22-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(9)Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 @ (8)Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 first round series, 1-0

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 33 GP, 29-34-63, +17, 14 PIM
With R-N: 27 GP, 26-27-53, +18, 12 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had his first career QMJHL playoff point as the Huskies scored three times in the third period for a come-from-behind Game 1 win. Game 2 is Saturday.

(14)Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 @ (3)Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5
Blainville-Boisbriand leads best-of-7 first round series, 2-0

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM

Paquette’s power play goal – his eighth career playoff marker – gave the Armada a 2-0 lead in the first period, helping the Armada to a Game 2 win and 2-0 series lead. Paquette was 16 of 27 of faceoffs. Game 3 is Tuesday.

(10)Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ (7)PEI Rocket 3 (OT)
PEI leads best-of-7 first round series, 1-0

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-33-39, +20, 65 PIM

Val-d’Or tied the game with just over three minutes left in regulation, but PEI scored in the first minute of overtime to give the Rocket at 1-0 series lead. Sergeev (pictured) scored on the power play – his first career QMJHL playoff goal in seven games. Game 2 is Saturday.

Ontario Hockey League

(W5)Guelph Storm 2 @ (W4)Kitchener Rangers 5
Kitchener leads best-of-7 Western Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 52 GP, 11-51-62, +18, 94 PIM

Kitchener scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-2 Game 1 win over Tanner Richard and Guelph. Carolina prospect Ryan Murphy had two goals for the Rangers. Richard’s assist was his sixth career playoff point. He had a goal and four assists in six games last year.