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Colts, Cataractes Victorious In 2nd Round Openers

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QMJHL Playoffs

#2 Shawinigan Cataractes 5
#9 Charlottetown Islanders 3 (Cataractes lead series 1-0)

The Cataractes would get out to a four-goal lead by early in the second period and never look back as they defeated the Islanders by a five to three score.  The Cataractes would also outshoot the Islanders 36 to 32.  Alexis Vanier who was coming off a great first round was held off the scoresheet and had a -1 for the Islanders while Cavan Fitzgerald was also held off the scoresheet but had a +3 rating for the Cataractes.

OHL Playoffs

Eastern Conference Semifinals

#2 Barrie Colts 5
#3 North Bay Battalion 2 (Colts lead series 1-0)

The Barrie Colts got off to a great start to their second round series as the controlled the game most of the way through in a convincing five to three win over the Battalion.  Sharks prospect Kevin Labanc added 3 assists for the colts including one on each of the first two Colts goals.  Dylan Sadowy missed his second game in a row with an injury.  Sadowy got hurt blocking an Alex Nylander shot in game two of the series but had been playing through it unfortunately early in game six he blocked another shot that hit him in the same spot and took him out of the lineup.  The Colts are calling it an upper-body injury. The prognosis is good though as Sadowy is expected to rejoin the lineup sometime late next week.

s/t to Chris Edwards for the Sadowy update.

WHL Playoffs

BC Division Finals

#1 Victoria Royals 2
#2 Kelowna Rockets 1 (Royals lead series 1-0)

The Kelowna Rockets would outshoot the Victoria Royals by a 41 to 31 margin but it would not be enough as they would fall to by a final score of two to one. The Royals and Rockets would exchange first-period goals an early second-period goal by the royals would stand up as the winner. Rourke Chartier was a -2 on the night.

Upcoming Action

The QMJHL will be the only league featuring Sharks prospects in action tonight as Timo Meier and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies will open their series hosting the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. The Shawinigan Cataractes will look to increase their series lead as they host the Charlottetown Islanders for game two of their series on the second night of back to back games.

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 6 2 5 7 8 0
Alexis Vanier Charlottetown Islanders QMJHL 7 5 2 7 -2 4
Jeremy Roy Sherbrooke Phoenix* QMJHL 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dylan Sadowy Barrie Colts OHL 6 2 1 3 1 11
Kevin Labanc Barrie Colts OHL 8 4 11 15 10 10
Adam Helewka Red Deer Rebels WHL 5 5 2 7 1 4
Rourke Chartier Kelowna Rockets WHL 8 2 3 5 -4 5
Alex Schoenborn Portland Winterhawks* WHL 4 1 0 1 -3 8

* = Team eliminated from playoffs.

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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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