WHL Playoff – Bracket Update – two series remain to be decided

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March 31, 2019

Here’s a quick overview of Round 1 of the WHL playoffs, current standings.

The top two teams from the Eastern Conference have both advanced in four straight, and will meet in Round 2.

Two series remain to be decided, in the West, Victoria is leading Kamloops 3-2. In the Central, Lethbridge and Calgary are tied at 3-3.

 

ROUND 1 – Central – East

PA VS RD
Prince Albert Raiders take it 4-0 vs Red Deer Rebels. PA will now meet Saskatoon.
SAS VS MJ
Saskatoon Blades win 4-0 vs Moose Jaw Warriors.
Prince Albert will host Saskatoon Friday, April 5 in the Round 2 opener.
EDM VS MH

Vince Loschiavo powered the Edmonton Oil Kings into the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs with a goal 2:43 into the first overtime period Sunday, eliminating the Medicine Hat Tigers. Captain Trey Fix-Wolansky (Columbus Blue Jackets) had a goal and an assist while Wyatt McLeod and Conner McDonald also scored for the Oil Kings. Todd Scott stopped 26 of 29 shots for the win.

Tigers captain James Hamblin scored twice in the contest while Corson Hopwo also found the back of the net. 2019 NHL Draft prospect Mads Sogaard stopped 32 shots in the narrow loss.

Round two opponent TBD.

LET VS CGY
Lethbridge Hurricanes win 7-6 in OT Sunday vs Calgary Hitmen, series tied at 3-3.

Taylor Ross scored 3:57 into overtime Sunday, capping off a wild 7-6 overtime win for the Lethbridge Hurricanes against the Calgary Hitmen to extend their first-round series to a seventh game. Calen Addison (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Jake Leschyshyn (Vegas Golden Knights) each had a goal and three assists, with Addison scoring the tying goal to force overtime. Captain Jordy Bellerive (Pittsburgh Penguins), Nick Henry (Colorado Avalanche), 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dylan Cozens and Zachary Cox also scored for the Hurricanes.

Cael Zimmerman led the offensive charge for the Hitmen with a goal and three points. Kaden Elder, captain Mark Kastelic, and James Malm each added a goal and an assist. Devan Klassen and Ryder Korczak also scored.

ROUND 1 – BC – US

VAN VS SEA
Vancouver Giants win games five and six to defeat Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2. The Giants won 3-2 in Vancouver Friday, and 5-1 in Seattle Saturday.
The Giants advance to round 2, opponent TBD.
VIC VS KAM
Victoria Royals win game five at home Saturday and are now up 3-2 vs Kamloops Blazers. Score was 6-3. Game six goes Monday in Kamloops
EVT VS TC
Everett Silvertips win five game series Saturday with a 9-1 win vs Tri-City Americans. Everett will meet Spokane in Round 2, starting April 6 in Everett.
SPO VS POR
Spokane Chiefs win game five Saturday, to win the series 4-1 vs Portland Winterhawks, on a 4-1 decision for their third straight win.
Spokane will now meet Everett in the second round.