Quebec Major Junior Hockey League s
(14)Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ (3)Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6
Blainville-Boisbriand leads best-of-7 first round, 1-0
C Cedric Paquette , BLB: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM
After sitting out the last few games of the regular season, Paquette was back in the Armada lineup for Game 1 of their opening round series against the Titan. Paquette had a helper on the game’s first goal, but that was all the scoring he’d do on the night. Game 2 is Friday.
Ontario Hockey League
(W5)Sudbury Wolves 1 @ (W4)Brampton Battalion 4
Brampton leads best-of-7 Western Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0
D Dylan Blujus , BRAM: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM
Blujus, our reigning Bolt Prospect of the Week, had two goals all year, yet scored in his playoff opener against the visiting Wolves. His second career playoff goal came on the power play. He had a goal and four assists last year in eight playoff games. Game 2 is Sunday in Brampton.
(E7)Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ (W2)Barrie Colts 3
Barrie leads best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0
D Jake Dotchin , BAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 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 outshot a young Kingston team 44-34 en route to a 3-1 win in Game 1 of their conference quarterfinal series. Jets first rounder Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist for the Colts. Jake Dotchin has three career playoff points, coming in five games last year with Owen Sound. Game 2 is Saturday.