N.A. Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3/21

More playoff results ... Cunti gets another point ... blowouts for Moncton and Vancouver ... Tokarski and Fadden lose close ones.

BCHL Playoffs – Coastal Conference Finals – Game 1

Powell River Kings 4 @ Victoria Grizzlies 3 (OT)
Powell River leads Best of 7 series 2-0
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (hooking)
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 2-3-5, 12 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

The Kings got a goal from Darcy Oakes at 13:34 of overtime to take their second straight game in Victoria and a commanding 2-0 lead going back to Powell River. Oakes led all BCHL scorers during the regular season with 99 points, and is leading all playoff scorers with 18 points. The 6’ 175 lbs winger from Ontario is committed to Quinnipiac.

USHL
Fargo Force 1 @ Lincoln Stars 5 (Regular Season)
D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 5-14-19, +26, 110 PIM

A rare minus night for Luke, and an awful one at that. Lincoln is the West Division leader, 10 points above Fargo. The USHL regular season ends April 5. Fargo has now clinched a playoff spot.

QMJHL Playoffs – Round 1

PEI Rocket 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 5
Moncton leads Best of 7 series 2-0
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 2 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 15-30-45, +9, 42 PIM

Moncton has outscored PEI 12-1 so far in the series.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5
Rimouski leads Best of 7 series 2-0
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 6 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 20-25-45, +10, 32 PIM

Cunti extended his points streak to 4 games.

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5
Cape Breton leads Best of 7 series 2-0
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-1-1, +2, 6 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 6 PIM
Season totals: 65 GP, 7-27-34, +9, 105 PIM

WHL Playoffs – Round 1

Everett Silvertips 3 @ Tri-City Americans 2
Best of 7 series tied 1-1
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 37-39-76, +24, 49 PIM

The Americans appear to be lucky to get out of the first set of games with a split, as it took overtime to win Game 1.

Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Spokane Chiefs 1
Best of 7 series tied 1-1
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 26 saves on 28 shots
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 1.51 GAA, .950 sv%
Season totals: 54 GP, 34-18-0-2, 1.97 GAA, .937 sv%, 7 shutouts

The Chiefs continue to struggle to score. Seattle was up 2-0 before the Chiefs made it close with less than 4 minutes to go. Calvin Pickard was First Star for Seattle, stopping 33 shots. Tokarski was 32-0 this year when his team scored at least 3 goals.

Prince George Cougars 1 @ Vancouver Giants 9
Vancouver leads Best of 7 series 2-0
C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 71 GP, 21-26-47, +26, 54 PIM

Vancouver has 17 goals in 2 games against Prince George so far. With the Giants up 8-0 entering the third, this one got ugly late with several fights.