Just two Devils prospects remain in the hunt for a championship title and they're currently in the middle of the final round of their post-season run. Mitchell Hoelscher and Jocktan Chainey look to help their teams become 2019 champions.
Mitchell Hoelscher, Ottawa 67's, OHL (2018, 6th round, #172)
The Ottawa 67's swept the first three rounds of the 2019 OHL Playoffs to make it to the final round, which kicked off on Thursday, May 2 against the Guelph Storm. In Game 1, Hoelscher earned an assist in Ottawa's 7-2 victory over the Storm. Game 2 took place in Ottawa on Saturday, May 4, where they advanced to a 2-0 series lead. In Game 3 on Monday, May 6, the two teams faced off in Guelph where the Storm snapped the 67's 14 game win-streak, downing Ottawa 7-2. The game marked the 67's first loss in the post-season. Hoelscher has 13 points so far in the post-season with six goals and seven assists. The two teams matchup for Game 4 on Wednesday, May 8 for a 7 PM puck drop.
Jocktan Chainey, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL (2017, 7th round, #191)
The Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Drummondville Voltiguers in six games during Round 3 of the 2019 QMHL Playoffs to make it to the final round, which kicked off on Thursday, May 2 against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The Mooseheads fell 5-2 in Game 1 in Rouyn-Noranda but were able to tie the series 1-1 when they defeated the Huskies 5-4 in a second overtime during Game 2 on Friday, May 3. They two teams faced off in Halifax for Game 3 on Monday, May 6 where the Huskies pulled ahead in the series, 2-1. Chainey has six points so far in the Mooseheads' post-season run, earning two goals and four assists so far. The two teams matchup for Game 4 in Halifax on Tuesday, May 7 for an 8 PM puck drop.
To follow along with the championship rounds, fans can follow the Ottawa 67's on Twitter at @Ottawa67sHockey and the Halifax Mooseheads on Twitter at @HFXMooseheads. To stay up-to-date on all Devils-related news, follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @NJDevils.