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CHL Playoff Report

by Peter Kaplan / New York Islanders

Dal Colle, Oshawa Advance past Ho-Sang, Niagara, 4-1

After dropping Game Three 7-3, Michael Dal Colle stepped up in a big way for the Oshawa Generals in games Four and Five, eliminating Joshua Ho-Sang and the Niagara Ice Dogs. Dal Colle had his best outing of the OHL playoffs so far in Game Four, netting five points (two goals, three assists) in a 7-4 victory. The Richmond Hill, Ontario native added two helpers in the series clincher, a 4-2 win, to send the top-seeded Generals to the OHL’s Eastern Conference Championship where they will meet the North Bay Battalion. Game one is scheduled for Friday April 24th at 7:35 p.m.

Through 10 playoff games, Dal Colle has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists), trailing only Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid’s (11 goals, 12 assists, 23 points) in scoring. 

Oshawa (1)  vs. North Bay (3)
Game 1: Fri. April 24 North Bay at Oshawa, 7:35
Game 2: Sun. April 26 North Bay at Oshawa, 6:05
Game 3: Tues. April 28 Oshawa at North Bay, 7:00
Game 4: Wed. April 29 Oshawa at North Bay, 7:00
Game 5: Fri. May 1 North Bay at Oshawa, 7:35*
Game 6: Sun. May 3 Oshawa at North Bay, 2:00*
Game 7:Mon. May 4 North Bay at Oshawa, 7:05*
*if necessary

Ho-Sang finished his 2015 playoff campaign with 16 points (one goal, 15 assists) in 11 games. Splitting his season with the Windsor Spitfires and Niagara, the 6’0” forward posted 81 points (17 goals, 64 assists) in 60 games. The New York Islanders selected the Toronto, Ontario native in the first round (28th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. 

Burroughs, Medicine Hat Bounced From Second Round of WHL Playoffs
Kyle Burroughs and the Medicine Hat Tigers quest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup came to an abrupt end Friday, falling 4-3 to the Calgary Hitmen in double overtime of Game Five. The series was much closer than the 4-1 game total suggests. The final three games of the series, all Calgary victories, were decided by one goal with two of those contests going to overtime. 

Borroughs split the season between the Regina Pats and Medicine Hat-Tigers. In 66 games, the Vancouver, BC native tallied 39 points (seven goals, 32 assists). The New York Islanders selected the 5’11” defenseman in the seventh round (196th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers:  28-40-7-1, 5th in Northeast Division, 15th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers season ended this past weekend. On Friday night, Dustin Jeffrey and Matt Carkner scored, but the Sound Tigers fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 in Hartford. The Sound Tigers bounced back with a 4-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch on Saturday night in Syracuse. Jeffrey, Kael Mouillerat, Colin Markison, and Scott Mayfield all found the back of the net for Bridgeport, while goaltender Stephon Williams stopped 31-of-33 shots.. In the season finale on Sunday, Kevin Poulin made 22 saves on 24 shots but forward Alan Quine was the only Sound Tiger to find the score sheet as the Hartford Wolf Pack edged out the Bridgeport 2-1. Carkner, Mayfield, Mouillierat and Ryan Pulock were recalled by the Islanders Monday.  
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