Game Night Results

  • 38 weeks 5 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    #9 Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ #1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 (Game 5)
    Semifinals
    Armada leads series 3-2

    C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 8 SOG, 4/11 FO, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 9-8-17, +12, 12 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

    Lightning prospect Alex Barré-Boulet nets the game-winner just past the midpoint of the 3rd period, breaking a 2-2 knotted Game 5 to give the Armada a 3-2 series lead. After a scoreless 1st period, Barré-Boulet set up Drake Batherson (OTT, 2017 4th round pick) for a power play marker that opened the scoring in the 2nd period and then Luke Henman (2018 draft eligible) scored at the game’s midpoint to give the Armada a 2-0 lead. The Armada would then take a pair of minor penalties, and the Islanders would take advantage, scoring a pair of power play goals just one minute apart to tie the score up at 2-2. Barré-Boulet would earn First Star honors for his goal and assist. The series shifts back to PEI Sunday with Charlottetown looking to prevail on home ice and force a Game 7, while Blainville-Boisbriand will attempt to close out the series and advance to the QMJHL finals to face the Acadie-Bathurst Titan who swept the Victoriaville Tigres 4-0.

    Ontario Hockey League

    #2 Kitchener Rangers 3 @ #1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 (Game 5)
    Western Conference Finals
    Greyhounds lead series 3-2

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 13-12-25, +10, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2/3 FO
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 10-14-24, +5, 10 PIM
    Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
    Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

    The Soo returned to home ice for Game 5 and Jack Kopacka (ANA, 2016 4th round pick) dialed up four points and a hat trick to lead the Greyhounds to a 3-2 series lead. Jacob LeGuerrier (undrafted) added a pair of goals, and the Soo had 11 players with at least a point, including Bolt prospects Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk each with an assist. The Soo scored three times in the 1st period to take a 3-1 lead to the 1st intermission, with Katchouk setting up Kopacka for his first goal of the game, followed by Raddysh setting up Keeghan Howdeshell (undrafted). The Greyhounds kept their foot on the gas, doubling up the Rangers 4-2 in the last two frames. The series heads back to Kitchener Sunday for Game 6 to see if the home team can hold serve and force a Game 7. Sault Ste. Marie will be looking to steal a win on the road to clinch the series, and earn a berth in the OHL finals against the Hamilton Bulldogs who dispensed with the Kingston Frontenacs in 5 games.

  • 38 weeks 2 days ago

    United States Hockey League

    Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 1 (Saturday)
    Fargo Force 3 @ Omaha Lancers 6 (Sunday)
    Omaha Lancers 5 @ Fargo Force 6 (Tuesday)
    Omaha Lancers 0 @ Fargo Force 2 (Wednesday)
    Western Conference Round 2
    Force wins series 3-1

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 14 PIM, 13 SOG, *Third Star*
    Playoffs: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 56 GP, 4-25-29, +19, 38 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    After Fargo won a best-of-three wildcard series 2-0 against Tri-City, the Force and Lancers tangled for their Round 2 battle. The teams split games at Ralston Arena last weekend in Omaha, with Bolt prospect Nick Perbix earning Third Star honors in Game 2 with a pair of assists and 14 PIMs in a six-goal win. The series switched to Scheels Arena in Fargo with the Force prevailing on home ice to eliminate Omaha 3-1 in the best-of-five series.

    This likely draws a close to Perbix’s impressive single rookie USHL campaign, as he is a 2018-19 commit to St. Cloud State University, and we look forward to the start of his NCAA career this fall.

  • 38 weeks 2 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    #1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ #9 Charlottetown Islanders 4 (OT) (Game 4)
    Semifinals
    Series tied at 2-2

    C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 12/19 FO
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 8-7-15, +11, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

    For the second time in as many games, the Islanders win in overtime and knot the series at two apiece, both teams holding serve on home ice. After Drake Batherson (OTT, 2017 4th round pick) opened the scoring early in the first for the Armada, last night’s OT hero Brett Budgell (2019 draft eligible) scored the equalizer for Charlottetown and the two teams went to first intermission tied 1-1. Bolt prospect Barre-Boulet setup Alexandre Alain (undrafted) for power play goal late in the 2nd period to give the Armada a 2-1 lead at the 2nd intermission. When Thomas Ethier (2018 draft eligible) gave the Armada a 3-1 lead early in the 3rd period, it would seem victory was a scant 18 minutes away. But the Islanders would rally with goals by Derek Gentile (2018 draft eligible) and Sullivan Sparkes (undrafted), and forced the extras session once again with Keith Getson (2018 draft eligible) scoring the OT game-winner for the Game 4 victory. The series shifts back to Boisbriand Friday night for Game 5.

    Ontario Hockey League

    #1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ #2 Kitchener Rangers 7 (Game 4)
    Western Conference Finals
    Series tied 2-2

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 13-11-24, +10, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3/6 FO
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 10-13-23, +3, 10 PIM
    Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
    Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

    The Soo scored four goals in the last 20:07 of the game, but it was too little too late after spotting the home team Rangers six goals in the first 38:14 of the match. Kitchener was paced by two goals from Givani Smith (DET, 2016 2nd round pick) and four assists from Joseph Garreffa (undrafted). With the Rangers up 6-0, Bolt prospect Boris Katchouk set up fellow Bolt prospect Taylor Raddysh for a power play goal with 7 seconds left in the 2nd period. Tim Gettinger (NYR, 2016 5th round pick) and Keeghan Howdeshell (undrafted) helped lead the 3rd period rally for the Soo, with Howdeshell scored twice and Gettinger scoring a goal and an assist. After both teams held serve on home ice, the series pivots back to Sault Ste. Marie Friday night for Game 5.

  • 38 weeks 2 days ago

    Bye, Rochester.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    SYR-6
    RCH-3

    Syracuse Wins the Series 3-0

    Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory in his playoff debut.

    First Period
    3:25 RCH Redmond (2), (Porter, Blackwell (2) (PP)
    19:16 SYR Peca (2), (Masin, Joseph)

    Second Period
    7:48 RCH Bailey (2), (Malone)
    8:17 SYR Foote (1), (Verhaeghe, Joseph)
    8:36 SYR Archambault (2), (Stephens, Peca)
    10:49 SYR Stephens (1), (Dumont, Verhaeghe)

    Third Period
    6:05 SYR Joseph (2), (Volkov, Dumont)(PP)
    13:50 RCH O'Regan (1), (Porter, Griffith)
    19:08 SYR Volkov (3), (Peca, Condra)(EN)

    Mitchell Stephens, Matthew Peca, and Gabriel Dumont were the game's three stars.

    Well that was an interesting series considering the bluster from the Americans coming into the series based on their late regular season play against the Crunch. One of these teams clearly had an extra gear or two and the other was Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 3 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    #1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2 @ #9 Charlottetown Islanders 3 (OT) (Game 3)
    Semifinals
    Armada leads series 2-1

    C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 6/16 FO
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 8-6-14, +13, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

    Sixteen-year-old Brett Budgell (2019 draft eligible) scored 1:14 into overtime to give Charlottetown the Game 3 victory in front of 3400+ fans at EastLink Centre, taking their first game of the series. The Armada played catch-up the whole game, falling behind by a goal twice before Drake Batherson (OTT, 2017 4th round pick) scored with a scant 55 seconds left in regulation to force the extra session. Islanders netminder Matthew Welsh (2018 draft eligible) stopped 37 of 39 Armada shots, as he continues to stymie the potent Armada offense. The series continues in Charlottetown Wednesday night with Game 4.

  • 38 weeks 4 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    #1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 0 @ #2 Kitchener Rangers 3 (Game 3)
    Western Conference Finals
    Soo lead series 2-1

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 13-10-23, +12, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/4 FO
    Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 9-12-21, +4, 10 PIM
    Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
    Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

    With the series shifting to Kitchener and the Rangers down two games nil, Kitchener goalie Mario Culina (undrafted) pitched a 24-shot shutout in front of 6500+ home fans at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Sixteen-year-old blueliner Michael Vukojevic (2019 draft eligible) assisted on all three Ranger goals. These two teams combat once again Wednesday night in Kitchener for Game 4.

  • 38 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    #9 Charlottetown Islanders 0 @ #1 Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 (Game 2)
    Semifinals
    Armada leads series 2-0

    C Alex Barré-Boulet , BLB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2/4 FO
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 8-6-14, +12, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 53-66-116, +28, 67 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 65 GP, 29-52-81, +10, 42 PIM

    Barre-Boulet set up Alexandre Alain (undrafted) for a power play goal 5:02 in the 2nd period, and it stood as the game-winner behind a 28-shot shutout by Emile Samson (2018 draft eligible). The Armada win both home games to start this series, which has the storyline of a being a goaltender’s duel this far. Islanders netminder Matthew Welsh (2018 draft eligible) has stopped 49 of 53 Armada shots. The series shifts to PEI for Game 3 on Tuesday.

    Ontario Hockey League

    #2 Kitchener Rangers 2 @ #1 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 (Game 2)
    Western Conference Finals
    Soo lead series 2-0

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 13-10-23, +14, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 42-43-85, +53, 30 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    W Taylor Raddysh, SSM: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2/5 FO, *Third Star*
    Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 10 PIM
    Season Totals (SSM): 28 GP, 18-21-39, +14, 14 PIM
    Season Totals (ER): 30 GP, 15-29-44, +10, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 33-50-83, +24, 30 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

    Katchouk (pictured) and Raddysh both notched three-point games to lead the Soo to a Game 2 win over the Rangers. Katchouk earned First Star honors for a pair of goals and an assist, while Raddysh earned the Third Star for a goal and two assists. After Adam Mascherin (FLA, 2016 2nd round pick) opened the scoring for Kitchener just 1:44 in the game, the Greyhounds reeled off three straight to put the game away. Katchouk and Raddysh combined to set up linemate Morgan Frost (PHI, 2017 1st round pick) for the equalizer just past the midpoint of the game. With the score knotted 1-1 in the 3rd period, Raddysh set up Katchouk for the first of this two goals to give the Soo its first lead. Katchouk scored his second goal with the Rangers goalie pulled and Kitchener on the power play with just 72 seconds remaining – a short-handed marker that would eventually be the game-winner. Logan Stanley (WPG, 2016 1st round pick) would raise the tension in Essar Centre when he scored for the Rangers with 27 seconds remaining to draw Kitchener to within one at 3-2, but Raddysh would seal the game with an empty netter with 8 seconds left. The series travels to Kitchener for Game 3 Monday night.

  • 38 weeks 6 days ago

    Volkov and Crunch outlast Rochester in Game Two to hold serve at home.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    RCH-5
    SYR-6

    Syracuse Leads the Series 2-0

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the victory. Bathe in sweet, sweet goal support.

    First Period
    3:48 SYR Peca (1), (Bodie, Condra)(PP)
    15:43 RCH Blackwell (1), (Percy, Griffith)(PP)
    18:31 SYR Joseph (1), (Peca, Masin)

    Second Period
    1:29 SYR Archambault (1), (Stephens, Peca)
    2:15 SYR McNeill (1), (Condra, Lynch)
    5:10 RCH Bailey (1), (Porter)(SH)
    6:02 RCH Percy (1), (Malone, Blackwell)

    Third Period
    4:52 SYR Volkov (1), (McBain, Peca)
    5:22 RCH Porter (1), (O'Regan)
    5:59 SYR Volkov (2), (Bodie, Foote)
    6:58 RCH Baptiste (1), (MacWilliam, Smith)

    Matthew Peca, Alexander Volkov, and Erik Condra were the game's three stars.

    The Crunch probably made this one a lot more exciting than it needed to be after staking themselves to a 4-1 lead early in the Second Period and surrendering a shorty to allow the Americans off the canvas. With that said, I'd have to think it's a pretty good endorsement of this past June's draft that Volkov and Cal Foote both figured in the eventual game winner.

    Syracuse did what they needed to do by holding serve at home. But, just like with the big club, I have to caution that it's not a series until someone wins a road game. The Crunch can't get too high right now and need to play a solid road style to try to shorten this series and move along quickly. Nothing fancy. Just survive and advance as quickly as possible in this opening round best-of-five encounter.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It was a wild 60 minutes, but the Syracuse pushed Rochester to the brink.

    The Crunch had three multiple-goal leads trimmed to just one but managed to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Americans in Game 2 of the North Division Semifinals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. Syracuse holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, which shifts to Rochester for Game 3 Wednesday.

    For Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx, the game was a good test and showed his team reacted the right way to the momentum swings.

    “I think it’s a great win. The more you go into the playoffs, the more intense games become,” Groulx said. “Today, a lot of momentum swings on both sides … but I thought we held our composure. I’m very happy for our team. We battled hard and it’s a good win.”

  • 38 weeks 6 days ago

    Workmanlike Lightning dominate their way to the second round.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    NJ-1
    TB-3

    Tampa Bay Wins the Series 4-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory. He could've been out there in a lawn chair for half of this game, but remained razor sharp when the time came to dial up a situational save. He looks ready for the heavy lifting to come.

    First Period
    8:07 TB Sergachev (1), (Cirelli)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    12:27 TB Kucherov (5), (Stralman, Stamkos)
    17:00 NJ Maroon (1), (Palmieri, Butcher)
    19:58 TB Callahan (1), (McDonagh)(EN)

    Vasilevskiy and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and third stars. Cory Schneider got the second star in defeat for standing on his head just to give the Devils a chance. There was an appreciable difference in quality once the Devils made the switch from Kinkaid in this series. Tampa Bay probably scores five or six goals in this game if not for Schneider's heroics.

    That's how you eliminate a team. The Lightning put the hammer down and dominated about 50 of 60 minutes in this game to build a 38-27 shot advantage and eventually the 3-1 victory. They left no doubt who the better team was or who wanted it more. The Lightning just kept grinding on the Devils in waves. Good habits all over the rink. Good habits all over this series. The challenges are going to get a lot bigger in subsequent rounds, but this series against the Devils was a good way to get ready for those challenges.

    Someone tell NBCSN that Taylor Hall isn't Jesus and that maybe they might want to spend a second or two talking about dude who had 2 points a game in the series (Kucherov).

    Contrary to Brian Boyle's admonitions, not only is Mikhail Sergachev still alive at the end of this series, but he obviously had a key goal in the clincher. Devils fans should feel stupid for trying to portray Boyle as Hannibal Lecter in skates. Honest player. Not a killer. And, Sergachev's no punk.

    Anthony Cirelli had a helper and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 4 hits. He was also 60% on 10 draws and the coaching staff threw him out with about a minute to go protecting a one goal lead in a series clincher. Respect.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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