Monday, 18 April 2011

Monday Morning Ramblings

- The chase for the Ed Chynoweth Cup is down to the final five. Portland doubled Kelowna 4-2 Sunday night to win that WHL Western Conference Semifinal 4-2 while Spokane edged Tri-City 3-2 in overtime Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in that Western Confererence Semifinal. Game #6 of that series is tomorrow night in Spokane. Medicine Hat and Kootenay will face off in the Eastern Conference Final beginning Friday.

- Brayden Schenn made his American Hockey League playoff debut with the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday. He had an assist and was plus-3 as the Monarchs downed the Binghamton Senators 5-4 in overtime to take a 2-1 series lead.

- Scott Glennie is pointless in two playoff games for the Texas Stars in their series with Milwaukee. It's tied 1-1. Shayne Wiebe has yet to dress for Connecticut in their playoff series with Portland. The Pirates lead the Whale 2-1.

- Wheat Kings' prospect Dylan Kuczek and the Winnipeg Thrashers begin the Telus Cup National Midget Hockey Championship in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Monday. The Thrashers face the Vancouver Northwest Giants in their opening game.

- Jacob DeSerres made 22 saves as Saint John beat Victoriaville 3-2 Friday night to win QMJHL 2nd round series 4-1. DeSerres is 7-1 with a 1.87 GAA and .923 SPCT in the playoffs so far. The Sea Dogs will face Lewiston in the Semifinals beginning Friday. Lewiston finished eighth overall in the regular season and upset #2-seeded Montreal Juniors in the Quarter-Finals.

- Brendan Harms and the Portage Terriers are hitting the road Monday. The MJHL Champions make the long trek to Northern Saskatchewan for Games 3, 4, and 5 of the Anavet Cup Series tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. Portage has a 2-0 lead over the La Ronge Ice Wolves after winning the opening two games on home ice Friday and Saturday.

- A couple of former Brandon Wheat Kings were busy helping out their teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday. Erik Christensen scored his first career NHL playoff goals in helping the New York Rangers beat Washington 3-2 while Jordin Tootoo scored for Nashville in their 4-3 win over Anaheim.

No comments: