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Kostalek, Oceanic off to Memorial Cup

by Ryan Dittrick (@ryandittrick) / Winnipeg Jets


JETS PROSPECTS IN THE CHL PLAYOFFS

WHL

Scoring one of Portland’s two goals in Game 4 of the WHL Western Conference Final Wednesday night, Nic Petan extended his league-leading playoff scoring streak to 15 straight games, but it wasn’t enough as Josh Morrissey and the Kelowna Rockets earned a 3-2 victory, tying the best-of-seven series 2-2.

Morrissey finished the night -2 with four penalty minutes.

Leon Draisaitl, Chance Braid and Tyrell Goulbourne scored for the Rockets, while Jackson Whistle made 40 saves in the win.

Petan, who set a new club record with 86 career playoff games, is now tied for the league-lead in post-season scoring with 25 points (9G, 16A).

Fellow Jets prospect Chase De Leo opened the scoring at 1:12 of the first period, burying a beautiful cross-ice feed from Paul Bittner for his fifth of the post-season. De Leo has 16 points (5G, 11A) so far in the playoffs after finishing third in team scoring with 39 goals and 84 points in the regular season.

Game 5 is set for Friday night in Kelowna before the series shifts back to the Rose City for Game 6 on Sunday.

QMJHL

Jan Kostalek and the Rimouski Oceanic are off the Memorial Cup after knocking off the Val-d'Or Foreurs in a four-game series sweep.

Kostalek recorded an assist as the Oceanic won Game 4 of the President Cup semifinal series 6-0 Wednesday night.

Anthony Chapados scored twice, while Deven St-Hilaire, Anthony DeLuca, William Couture and Tyler Bouland added singles in the lopsided victory.

The Oceanic will now face the Memorial Cup host Quebec Remparts in the President Cup Final. No matter the outcome, both teams will play in the 2015 Memorial Cup, which kicks off May 21 in Quebec City.

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