Joshua Ho-Sang and the Niagara Icedogs lead Michael Dal Colle and the Kingston Frontenacs 3-0 in the second round of the OHL playoffs.
The games have been closer than the series shows, as two of the first three games were decided in overtime. In Game 1, Dal Colle and Ho-Sang each had an assist in a 3-1 win for Niagara. Dal Colle scored a hat trick in Game 2, scoring two of his three goals in the third period to help force overtime, but Ho-Sang’s Icedogs prevailed for the 6-5 win. Ho-Sang had a pair of assists in the win. Ho-Sang scored his first goal of the series in Game 3, helping Niagara to a 3-2 OT win.
Ho-Sang and the Icedogs can close out the series at home with a win on Wednesday night in Niagara.
Both Dal Colle and Ho-Sang lead their teams in scoring, as Dal Colle has 18 points (6G, 12A) in eight games, while Ho-Sang has 15 (3G, 12A).
BARZAL, THUNDERBIRDS TIED WITH SILVERTIPS
Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds are currently tied 1-1 with the Everett Silvertips in the second round of the WHL playoffs. Barzal has two goals in the series, both coming in a 3-1 win in Game 2.The Islanders’ 2015 first-round pick currently leads his team in points during the playoffs with nine (2G, 7A). Game three of the series will take place on Wednesday night in Everett.
BEAUVILLIER, CATARACTES DOWN 2-1 TO CHARLOTTETOWN
Anthony Beauvillier’s three-point game (2G, 1A) was not enough to give the Shawinigan Cataractes a win in Game 3 of their second round series against the Charlottetown Islanders on Monday night. Beauvillier had a hand in all three Shawinigan goals on Monday, but the Islanders broke the deadlock late in the third period. Shawinigan now trails 2-1 in the series with Game 4 set to go on Tuesday.
KHL PLAYOFFS - SOROKIN, CSKA LEAD GAGARIN CUP FINAL
Ilya Sorkin and CSKA Moscow lead Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2-1 in the Gargarin Cup Final. Sorokin stopped 25-of-27 shots in a 3-2 overtime win in Game 3 on Monday night, and stopped 21-of-22 shots in a 5-1 win in Game 1. The Islanders’ 2014 third-rounder was also sharp in Game 2, stopping 22-of-24 shots in a 2-1 loss.
CSKA is two wins away from winning the Gagarin Cup. Game 4 takes place on Wednesday night in Metallurg. Sorokin is 14-2-0 in the postseason with a 1.23 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage.
TOEWS, QUINNIPIAC FALL IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Devon Toews and the Quinnipiac Bobcats played for the National Title on Saturday, but fell 5-1 to the University of North Dakota. Quinnipiac entered the NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament as the No. 1 ranked team in the country, beating the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Boston College en route to the final.
Toews finished the season with 30 points (7G, 23A).
SOUND TIGERS CLOSE TO CLINCHING PLAYOFFS
Bridgeport: 39-27-4-3, (83 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers need two points to qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs. The Sound Tigers (85 points) are four points ahead of the Hartford Wolf Pack for the eighth and final playoff spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference with three games remaining. Bridgeport can also qualify for the playoffs with a Hartford losses.
The Sound Tigers went 1-2-0 last week, beating the Lehigh Valley 6-4 on Saturday night, while dropping Sunday’s rematch 4-1 and losing 5-1 to Hershey on Friday night.
Bridgeport has three games remaining in the regular season. They visit Portland on Friday night, visit Albany on Saturday and host Providence in the regular season finale on Sunday.
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MAVERICKS PREPARE FOR KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS
Missouri: 52-15-3-2, (109 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL
The Missouri Mavericks closed out their regular season on Saturday night with a 3-1 win over the Idaho Steelheads. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mavericks and propelled Missouri into the playoffs on a winning note.
With the regular season over, the Mavericks will now look to prepare for the first round of playoffs. The top-seeded Mavericks take on the eighth-seeded Quad City Mallards in the first round with the series starting on Saturday night.
The Mavericks completed a season series sweep against the Mallards this season winning all five meetings. Mavericks’ forward, Tyler Barnes, currently leads the team with 61 points (24G, 37A).
The Mavericks were the only team in the ECHL to capture over 100 points finishing with a total of 109 points on the season.
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PROSPECT PLAYOFF STATS (APR. 12)
|CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE |
|PLAYER ||POS. ||HT. ||WT. ||BORN (BIRTHPLACE) ||2015-16 TEAM ||GP ||G ||A ||P ||W2W PTS |
|Barzal, Mathew ||F ||5'11 ||200 ||5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) ||Seattle (WHL) ||6 ||2 ||7 ||9 ||+2 |
|Beauvillier, Anthony ||F ||5'11 ||170 ||6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) ||Shawinigan, (QMJHL) ||8 ||4 ||4 ||8 ||+3 |
|Dal Colle, Michael |
|F ||6'3 ||184 ||6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON) |
|Kingston (OHL) |
|8 ||6 ||12 ||18 ||+4 |
|Ho-Sang, Joshua |
|F ||6'0 ||166 ||1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) ||Niagara (OHL) ||8 ||3 ||12 ||15 ||+4 |
|GOALTENDER ||HT. ||WT. ||BORN (BIRTHPLACE) ||2015-16 TEAM ||GP ||W ||L ||OT ||SO ||GAA ||SV% |
|Sorokin, Ilya |
|6'2 ||167 ||8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS) |
|CSKA Moscow (KHL) ||16 ||14 ||2 ||0 ||3 ||1.23 ||.948 |