NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-8-13
Ontario Hockey League
(W1)London Knights 4 @ (E2)Barrie Colts 6
Barrie leads best-of-7 OHL Finals, 3-1
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: Did not play
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 25 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM
Barrie swept London in the Colts’ barn and finds itself one win away from being OHL champions. Jets prospect Mark Scheifele had four goals and an assist for Barrie to give him 10 points in his last two games. Lightning prospect Jake Dotchin did not play as he served the last game of a five game suspension for a check-from-behind. He can return for Game 5, which is Friday night in London.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
(1)Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ (2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4
Halifax leads best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 3-1
C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 7 SOG, 0 PIM, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 16 GP, 10-21-31, +15, 10 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM
W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-3-4, +2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 11-23-34, +20, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
Halifax scored six goals on seven shots in the second period to run away with Game 4 and take a 3-1 series lead. After two scoreless games Jonathan Drouin had a goal and four points. Nate MacKinnon had one and one. The series could end in Halifax on Friday night.
Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. While that could change, we will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.