CHL playoffs: Oceanic sweep away Sagueneens
Drakkar dispatch Cataractes
Oceanic 5, Sagueneens 0
CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Philippe Desrosiers and Olivier Tremblay helped the Rimouski Oceanic shut the door on the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Desrosiers made 19 saves and Tremblay stopped seven shots as the two goaltenders combined to blank the Sagueneens 5-0 on Wednesday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Rimouski swept the best-of-seven series 4-0 thanks to the shutout win.
Samuel Morin had a power-play goal and added two assists for the Oceanic, while Alexis Loiseau also scored with the man advantage. Michael Joly, Andrew Picco and Francois Beauchemin had goals as well.
Desrosiers played the first two periods of the game, while Tremblay came in for the third. Julio Billia turned aside 27 shots for Chicoutimi.
Wednesday's games in Charlottetown, Cape Breton and Bathurst were postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather.
Drakkar 6, Cataractes 2
SHAWINIGAN, Que. — Jeremy Gregoire scored twice — once on the power play and once shorthanded — to help Baie-Comeau in its four-game sweep of the Cataractes.
Charles Hudon had a power-play goal and added two assists for the Drakkar, while Felix Girard, Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau and Maxime St-Cyr also scored.
Philippe Cadorette made 25 saves.
Alexandre Delisle-Houde and Jeremy Auger replied for Shawinigan, while Marvin Cupper stopped 44 shots in net.
Voltigeurs 3, Tigres 2
VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Cameron Askew scored the winner with eight seconds left to play in the third period as Drummondville edged the Tigres.
The Voltigeurs now hold a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series.
Jerome Verrier and Alexandre Grand-Maison also scored for Drummondville, as Louis-Philip Guindon kicked out 29 shots for the win.
Lukas Pozgay and Yan Pavel Laplante responded for Victoriaville. Francois Tremblay made 24 saves in net for the Tigres.
Huskies 4, Remparts 1
ROUYN-NORANDA, Que. — Ryan Penny had a pair of goals — one into an empty net — as the Huskies reeled off three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 playoff series lead over Quebec.
Francis Beauvillier and Jack Nevins had a goal and two assists each for Rouyn-Noranda, while Alexandre Belanger made 22 saves.
Mikhail Grigorenko was the lone scorer for the Remparts.
Francois Brassard stopped 26 of 29 shots.
Otters 7, Spirit 3
SAGINAW, Mich. — Dane Fox had a hat trick and added an assist as the Erie Otters rolled past the Saginaw Spirit 7-3 on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the Ontario Hockey League playoff series.
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown scored and had three assists for Erie, while Connor McDavid scored and added two assists. Andre Burakovsky and Brendan Gaunce had goals as well.
Dylan Sadowy, Cody Payne and Blake Clarke supplied the offence for Saginaw.
Devin Williams made 29 saves for the win, while Jake Paterson stopped 29 shots.
Greyhounds 2, Attack 0
OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Matt Murray turned aside all 24 shots he faced as Sault Ste. Marie shut out the Attack to take a 3-1 series lead.
Jorgen Karterud and Patrick Watling both scored for the Greyhounds.
Jack Flinn made 31 saves for Owen Sound.
Storm 7, Whalers 2
PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Jason Dickinson had a pair of goals and added an assist as Guelph crushed the Whalers.
Zack Mitchell scored and set up three other goals for the Storm, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Pius Suter, Justin Auger, Tyler Bertuzzi and Nick Ebert found the back of the net as well. Justin Nichols made 40 saves for the win.
Connor Chatham and Bryce Yetman scored for Plymouth.
Alex Nedeljkovic started in the Whalers' net, stopping 40 of 46 shots in 47:50 of work. Zack Bowman turned aside five of six shots in relief.
Oil Kings 6, Raiders 2
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Cody Corbett and Mitchell Moroz had two goals and three assists each as the Edmonton Oil Kings completed their four-game playoff series sweep of the Prince Albert Raiders with a 6-2 victory on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action.
Curtis Lazar and Tyler Robertson also scored for Edmonton, while Tristan Jarry made 25 saves for the win.
Craig Leverton and Reid Gardiner replied for Prince Albert.
Cole Cheveldave stopped 35 shots in the loss.
Wheat Kings 5, Pats 4
BRANDON, Man. — Jayce Hawryluk had a hat trick — including the winner — and added an assist as the Wheat Kings edged Regina to take a 3-0 series lead.
Jesse Gabrielle and Chad Robinson also scored for Brandon, while Chad Robinson stopped 29 shots for the win.
Dryden Hunt struck twice for the Pats, while Carter Hansen and Jesse Zgraggen also scored.
Daniel Wapple made 20 saves.
Broncos 3, Tigers 2
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Jake DeBrusk scored 5:06 into overtime as the Broncos slipped past Medicine Hat to tie their playoff series 2-2.
Graham Black scored twice for Swift Current and Eetu Laurikainen made 39 saves.
Captain Curtis Valk had both goals for the Tigers and Marek Langhamer stopped 42 shots.
Winterhawks 6, Giants 1
VANCOUVER — Oliver Bjorkstrand had a power-play goal and added two assists to lead Portland past the Giants.
Chase De Leo, Adam De Champlain, Keegan Iverson, Alex Schoenborn and Brendan Leipsic rounded out the attack for the Winterhawks, who swept the playoff series in four games. Brendan Burke stopped 32 shots.
Carter Popoff was the lone scorer for Vancouver. Goaltender Payton Lee stopped 10 of 13 shots in 17:05 of work for the Giants. Jared Rathjen made 29 saves on 32 shots in relief.
Royals 6, Chiefs 1
SPOKANE, Wash. — Austin Carroll scored two goals and assisted on another as Victoria took a 3-0 series lead over Spokane.
Logan Nelson and Travis Brown had a goal and an assist apiece, and Jordan Fransoo and Ben Walker also scored for the Royals, who were 3-for-6 on the power play. Bradon Magee chipped in with three assists.
Liam Stewart scored the lone goal for the Chiefs, and Eric Williams and Garret Hughson combined for 18 saves. Williams started in net, giving up five goals on 22 shots, and Hughson made one save on two shots in relief.
Victoria's Patrik Polivka made 20 saves for the victory.
Rockets 5, Americans 3
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Marek Tvrdon's power-play goal in the second period was the eventual winner as Kelowna held off Tri-City.
Tyson Baillie scored and added two assists for the Rockets, who lead the playoff series 3-1. Cole Linaker, Justin Kirkland and Madison Bowey chipped in as well. Jordon Cooke made 25 saves for the win.
Justin Hamonic, Philip Tot and Brian Williams supplied the offence for the Americans.
Eric Comrie turned aside 27 shots in goal in the losing effort.