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Frolik Nets Goal In Rimouski Loss

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Michael Frolik
It’s going to take a lot to overcome a 3-0 series deficit. But if anyone can do it, it could be Michael Frolik and his Rimouski Oceanic.

Despite the lopsided series lead for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, the Oceanic have been in every single game until the very end. After two overtime losses, Rimouski loss a 4-3 affair Tuesday night.

Down 3-0 after just one period of play, Rimouski scored the next three as Frolik’s second of the playoffs tied the score 7:36 into the third period. But once again Rouyn-Noranda’s Hugo Carpentier put a stop to the comeback attempt, scoring with 5:58 left in the game for his seventh of the playoffs and second game-winner of the series.

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The Belleville Bulls became the first team in the OHL to advance to the Conference Championship as their 3-2 victory over Barrie gave them the sweep over the Colts Tuesday night.

Down 2-0 through a period and a half, the Bulls stormed back with three power play goals, capped off by P.K. Subban’s sixth of the playoffs just 26 seconds into the third period. The Bulls actually struck pay dirt in just 2:25 of play as their first goal came at 18:01 of the second period.

Belleville now awaits the winner of the Oshawa-Niagara series. Oshawa has a 3-1 series lead and can wrap it up on Sunday.

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Mike Duco and his Kitchener Rangers moved one step closer to advancing with a 6-2 victory over Sarnia Tuesday night.

Duco had another productive night, recording an assist on Kitchener’s fifth goal 14:14 into the second period as well as finishing a +2 and with 14 penalty minutes (Delay of Game at 10:32 of the third and a roughing and 10-minute misconduct at 15:02)

Kitchener can move onto the Western Conference Championship with a victory tonight in Sarnia.

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It hasn’t been easy for the Guelph Storm and Panthers prospects Michael Caruso and Corey Syvret in their series against the Sault Ste. Marie Soo Greyhounds.

After taking the first game in their series against the number-two seed, the Storm have lost three straight and are on the brink of elimination.

A day after losing 2-1, the Storm dropped a 3-2 decision Tuesday night. The Storm tied the score at two nine minutes into the third period but Andrew Campbell netted the game winner with 3:38 left in the game.

Caruso was credited with the second assist on the Storm’s second goal while Syvret finished a -2 on the night.

On Monday, both Caruso and Syvret finished with a -1 rating as Caruso also picked up a cross checking penalty at 16:41 of the first period.

The next game is Thursday April 10th.

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The Spokane Chiefs tied the series with Michal Repik and the Vancouver Giants at a game a piece on Sunday with a 4-1 victory.

Repik found himself on the scoresheet once again, picking up the primary assist on the Giants lone goal, a power play tally by Jonathon Blum at 4:20 of the third that tied the score at one. Repik also finished with a -2 rating.

The Giants and Chiefs face off tonight in Vancouver in Game 3.

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