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Round 3: Prospects In The Post-Season

Of the seven Devils prospects who started post-season runs, it's Ty Smith, Mitchell Hoelscher, and Jocktan Chainey who are still battling for Championship titles

by Caela McLoughlin / newjerseydevils.com

Of the seven Devils prospects who started post-season runs, it's Ty Smith, Mitchell Hoelscher, and Jocktan Chainey who are still battling for Championship titles. All three advanced to Round 3 of their respective playoff series and will drop the puck towards the end of this week.

Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs, WHL (2018, 1st round, #17)

In the first round of the Chiefs' 2019 WHL Playoff run, Smith earned one goal and two assists. During the second round of the post-season, Spokane faced off against the Everett Silvertips where they started the series with a 3-0 lead but fell in Game 4 to the Silvertips to put the series at 3-1 in favor of the Chiefs.

Spokane hosted Game 5 on April 13th where the Chiefs came out victorious to secure their spot in the 2019 Western Conference Championship against the Vancouver Giants. Smith earned five assists in Round 2, earning one goal and seven assists for a total of eight points so far in the post-season.

Tweet from @TheWHL: Ty 👏 Smith 👏 Appreciation 👏 Tweet 👏#EVTvsSPO | #WHLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/l04RBO5gyU

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series kicks off Friday, April 19th in Vancouver for a 7:30 PM PT puck drop.

Mitchell Hoelscher, Ottawa 67's, OHL (2018, 6th round, #172)

In the first round of Ottawa's 2019 OHL Playoff run, Hoelscher recorded four points, earning one goal and three assists in the 67's 4-0 sweep over the Hamilton Bulldogs. In the second round, the 67's faced off against the Sudbury Wolves. Ottawa was unbeatable, sweeping the Wolves 4-0, including a dramatic triple overtime victory in Game 4 to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship against the Oshawa Generals. In Round 2, Hoelscher earned four points with one goal and three assists. So far, Hoelscher has earned one point in each post-season matchup, recording eight points, two goals and six assists, over the course of the 67's current playoff run.

Tweet from @Ottawa67sHockey: GOAAALLL 🚨@M1tchHoelscher gets one in the slot, takes his time and wires one home!OTT 1 | SBY 0 pic.twitter.com/lEyIj1he5N

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series will take place on Thursday, April 18 against the Generals for a 7 PM ET puck drop in Ottawa.

Jocktan Chainey, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL (2017, 7th round, #191)

In the first round of the Mooseheads' 2019 QMJHL Playoff run, Chainey earned one goal and one assist to help his team advance to Round 2. In the second round, Halifax took on the Moncton Wildcats, which they swept in the best-of-seven series 4-0 to advance to the QMJHL President Cup Semi-Final Series against the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Chainey recorded one goal during the second round of the Mooseheads' post-season run, totaling three points so far in the 2019 playoffs.

Tweet from @HFXMooseheads: MOVING ON 🧹🧹🧹🧹Round 3 here we come#GoMooseGo pic.twitter.com/puHfCnlcjW

Game 1 of Round 3 will take place on Friday, April 19 against the Voltigeurs for a 7:30 PM ET puck drop in Drummondville.

To follow along with each teams' post-season, fans can follow the Spokane Chiefs on Twitter at @spokanechiefs, 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.

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