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Cataractes Advance to 2nd Round in QMJHL

March 31st. 2015

OHL Playoffs

#2 Barrie Colts 6
#7 Mississauga Steelheads 5 (1OT) (Series tied 2-2)

The Barrie Colts would need extra time to even up their series after coming back from a 5-3 deficit in the third period to take game four and tie their best of seven series with the Mississauga Steelheads. The Steelheads would open the scoring in the first before the Colts would tie the score minutes later.  Kevin Labanc would assist on the first of four Justin Scott goals to give the Colts 2-1 lead going into the second period.  The Steelheads would open the second period with two more goals before Kevin Labanc would assist on the Rasmus Andersson goal to even the score at 3-3 going into the third period.  The Steelheads would again open the scoring in the opening minutes of the third before Justin Scott would respond with another pair of goals, Labanc assisting on the game-tying goal to force overtime.  Dylan Sadowy would get an assist on Scott’s game-winning fourth goal in overtime.

April 1st. 2015

QMJHL Playoffs

#2 Shawinigan Cataractes 4
#15 Sherbrooke Phoenix 1 (Cataractes win series 4-1)

Cavan Fitzgerald would add an assist on the second and the fourth goal of the game as the Cataractes never lost the lead in the game dispatching the Sherbrooke Phoenix by four games to one margin with a four to one win in game five of the series.

#8 Rimouski Oceanic 5
#9 Charlottetown Islanders 4 (1OT) (Islanders lead series 3-2)

The defending champion Oceanic was able to stave off elimination with an overtime win as they defeated the Islanders 5-4. Sharks prospect Alexis Vanier scored his fifth goal on the power play in the 2nd period to make the score 3-1 but Rimouski game wouldn’t go away scoring two consecutive goals after that.  The teams would exchange another goal each forcing the extra frame.

WHL Playoffs

Eastern Conference – Central Division

#2 Red Deer Rebels 2
#3 Calgary Hitmen 0 (Rebels lead series 3-1)

Adam Helewka would have an assist on the first goal of the game and it would turn out the be the game winner as the Red Deer Rebels would shutout the Calgary Hitmen 2-0 to take a three to one commanding series lead.

Western Conference – BC Division

#2 Kelowna Rockets 4
#3 Kamloops Blazers 0 (Rockets lead series 3-2)

Rourke Chartier would get an assist on the 1st and game winning goal before scoring on the power play on the Rockets 3rd goal in the 2nd period as the Rockets would win game five of their series despite being outshot 42 to 28 by the Blazers.  Chartier would also be named the game’s third star.

Upcoming Games

The Barrie Colts will look to take three games to two series lead as they play a matinee at home against the Mississauga Steelheads. The seventh-seeded Steelheads have given the Colts all they can handle on the back of the strong play of likely top ten 2016 pick Alexander Nylander.  The Colts will need to find an answer for Nylander if they are to make it out of this series.

The Red Deer Rebels will look to end their series and advance to the next round as they play game five of their series with the Calgary Hitmen.

The Kelowna Rockets will look to end their series with the Kamloops Blazers in six games in what might be one of the tightest matchups in the WHL playoffs so far this year.

Sharks Prospect Playoff Point Totals

Player Name Team League Games Played Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Timo Meier Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 4 7 6 13 3 2
Cavan Fitzgerald Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 5 2 5 7 5 0
Alexis Vanier Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 5 5 2 7 -1 4
Jeremy Roy Sherbrooke Phoenix* QMJHL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Sadowy Barrie Colts OHL 4 2 1 3 1 9
Kevin Labanc Barrie Colts OHL 4 2 6 8 6 4
Adam Helewka Red Deer Rebels WHL 4 3 2 5 1 6
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets WHL 4 2 3 5 0 5
Alex Schoenborn Portland Winterhawks* WHL 4 1 0 1 -3 8

* = Team eliminated from playoffs.

About Ian Reid

Ian is the Director of Content for Pucknology. He is a lifelong Sharks fan based in Canada. In three short years Ian has come a long way starting from his own blogspot and going on to write for RSENReport.com, Last Word on Hockey before settling in at Pucknology. You can also find Ian's work as a contributor at FearTheFin.com. On the podcast side of things he was a co-host of the now defunct Teal Tinted Glasses podcast as well as a regular on Pucknology After Dark and host of the Pucknology Writers Room.

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