Strome dominated the first three games of Niagara’s series against Oshawa, picking up eight points (3g/5a). The Islanders fifth overall pick in 2011 currently leads the OHL playoff-scoring race. Strome scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday’s 8-2 win and put 51 shots on goal. On Saturday, Strome posted two assists including a helper on Freddie Hamilton’s game-winning goal in a 6-1 victory. Strome scored two goals in 1:05 on Sunday and Niagara threw 50 shots on net again, but Niagara fell 6-4 to Oshawa.
Niagara holds a 2-1 lead over the Oshawa Generals. Next game: Wed. @ OSH 7:05
Pedan’s seventh-seeded Guelph Storm currently hold a 2-0 series lead over the second-seeded Plymouth Whalers. The Islanders prospect and Guelph blueliner is second in playoff scoring amongst defenseman in the OHL. Pedan scored the game-winner in a 4-2 victory on Friday night and contributed two assists in Sunday’s 5-3 win. Pedan holds the Whalers’s number as he now has two goals and six assists in six games against Plymouth.
Guelph holds a 2-0 lead over the Plymouth Whalers. Next game: Tues. @ PLY 7:05Kirill Kabanov
Kabanov and the Shawinigan Cataractes beat up the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies over the weekend, winning both games by a combined 13-4. Kabanov contributed a goal in Friday’s 7-1 rout of the Huskies and a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 6-3 win. Shawinigan showed no mercy against Rouyn-Noranda, outshooting them 28-5 in the third period of Friday’s contest. Rouyn-Noranda reached double-digit shots in a period for the first time in the third period of Saturday’s game.
Shawinigan holds a 2-0 lead over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Next game: Tues. @ ROU 7:30