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CHL Playoff Report

by Peter Kaplan / New York Islanders

Dal Colle, Oshawa Off to Flying Start Against Ho-Sang, Niagara


Michael Dal Colle and the top-seeded Oshawa Generals won the first two games against the Niagara Ice Dogs and fellow Islanders prospect Joshua Ho-Sang. Dal Colle chipped in a three-point night (two goals, one assist), earning him first star honors in Friday’s 5-3 win. The Richmond Hill, Ontario native mirrored that performance with another three-point game (one goal, two assists) in game two, as Oshawa won 6-1.

Ho-Sang and the Niagara Ice Dogs have been in this position before. After getting behind the Ottawa 67’s two games to none in the first round, Niagara stormed back and won the next four straight to advance. Ho-Sang has two assists through the first two games of the second round.

Oshawa (1)  vs. Niagara (5)
Game 1: Fri., April 10  Niagara 3 at Oshawa 5
Game 2: Sun., April 12  Niagara 1 at Oshawa 6
Game 3: Tues., April 14 Oshawa at Niagara, 7:00
Game 4: Thurs., April 16 Oshawa at Niagara, 7:00
Game 5: Fri., April 17  Niagara at Oshawa, 7:35*
Game 6: Sun., April 19 Oshawa at Niagara, 2:00*
Game 7: Tues., April 21  Niagara at Oshawa, 7:05*
*if necessary

Burroughs, Medicine Hat Split First Two Games With Calgary
Kyle Burroughs and the Medicine Hat Tigers split the first two games of their best-of-seven series against the Calgary Hitmen. The series is deadlocked 1-1, each visiting team coming out on top. On Friday night in Medicine Hat, the 19-year old defenseman assisted on the lone Tiger goal in a 3-1 Hitmen victory. On Sunday in Calgary, the Tigers bested the Hitmen in overtime by a 3-2 final. Game three is set to go in Calgary on Tuesday night. The New York Islanders selected the Vancouver, BC native in the seventh round (196th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Oshawa (1)  vs. Niagara (5)
Game 1: Fri., April 10  Calgary 3 at Medicine Hat 1
Game 2: Sun., April 12  Medicine Hat 3 at Calgary 2 OT
Game 3: Tues., April 14 Medicine Hat at Calgary, 9:00
Game 4: Thurs., April 16 Calgary at Medicine Hat, 9:00
Game 5: Fri., April 17  Medicine Hat at Calgary, 9:35*
Game 6: Sun., April 19 Calgary at Medicine Hat, 4:00*
Game 7: Tues., April 21  Medicine Hat at Calgary, 9:05*
*if necessary

Somerby’s Game-Winning Goal Sends Boston University To NCAA Championship Game, Terriers lost national title.

Sophomore defenseman Doyle Somerby tallied what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the National semi-final for Boston University against the University of North Dakota. The goal gave BU a 4-1 lead, but North Dakota’s comeback effort made the game interesting, as the Terriers held on for a 5-3 win.

Somerby’s goal sent BU to the national championship game against Providence College, but two late goals cost the Terriers a sixth national title, as Providence won 4-3. Somerby had a team-high four blocks in the loss.The Islanders drafted the Marblehead, Massachusetts native in the fifth round (125th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. 

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers:  27-38-7-1, 5th in Northeast Division, 14th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers went 0-2-1 this weekend. Alan Quine, Chris Langkow, and Colton Gilles scored for the Sound Tigers in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Syracuse Crunch Friday night. On Saturday, Griffin Reinhart, Quine, and Kael Mouillierat all plotted third period goals in a 5-3 loss to the Manchester Monarchs. Sunday, in a second tilt against Manchester, Kevin Poulin stopped 25-of-29 in a 4-0 loss. The Sound Tigers wrap up their season with three more games this upcoming weekend.   

Bridgeport Sign Brooks to ATO

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced on April 11th that forward Calder Brooks has been signed to an amateur try-out contract. The 6-foot Emerald Park, Saskatchewan native split this season with the Prince Albert Raiders and Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, finishing with 58 points (23 goals, 35 assists) in 52 games.

Stockton Thunder: 21-49-1-1, 7th in Pacific Division, 14th in Western Conference

The Stockton Thunder’s season and ECHL membership came to an end on Saturday. Alex Mallet, Austin Levi, Kyle Brodie, and Garrett Hunt all scored in a 4-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors. Next year, Stockton will be the home of the Calgary Flames’ top affiliate, the Stockton Heat.
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