North American Juniors

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-31-16

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Kingston leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 15/25 FO, *Second Star*
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM

Down 3-0 in the game and in the series, Oshawa showed its heart and battled back to tie, then beat the Fronts in overtime, 4-3. Cirelli had a goal and an assist for the second straight game, and was named second star for the second straight game. Game 5 is in Kingston Friday.

North Bay Battalion 6 @ Peterborough Petes 0
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Best-of-7 series tied, 2-2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 12 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 6 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM

North Bay goalie Jake Smith (undrafted) stopped all 29 shots he faced to help the Battalion tie the series, 2-2, and regain home-ice advantage. He was named first star. Lightning prospects Dominik Masin and Matt Spencer combined for eight penalty minutes.

Erie Otters 6 @ Saginaw Spirit 4
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Erie leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 12/25 FO
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -5, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-19-39, -3, 14 PIM

Erie completed its four-game sweep if Saginaw with a 6-4 win Thursday. They beat the Spirit 6-3 on Tuesday, setting up the elimination opportunity. Mitchell Stephens closed his junior season with a goal and an assist. His season was plagued by an early, significant injury, but was highlighted by good production in the second half after a good showing with Canada at the WJCs. He’s probable to join AHL Syracuse for its stretch run.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-25-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6
QMJHL First Round
Saint John leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 4 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 5-2-7, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

The Titan staved off elimination with a 6-3 win Wednesday. Daniil Miromanov, who went undrafted last draft, had four goals for Acadie-Bathurst. Game 5 is Friday in Saint John.

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 (2OT)
QMJHL First Round
Shawinigan leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 9 SOG, 5 Hits
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 12 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

The Cataractes forced overtime with a goal midway through the third period, then won it in the second overtime session to take a 3-1 series lead. Yan (pictured) was among team leaders in shots and hits. Game 5 is Friday in Shawinigan.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5 (OT)
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Kitchener leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM

Windsor won a back-and-forth game with a power play goal in overtime to stay alive in the OHL playoffs. The Rangers led 2-0 before Jets prospect Brandon Lemieux (Claude’s son) scored three times in the second period. Windsor added another to go up 4-2 before Kitchener came storming back. Undrafted overager Bradley Latour won it in overtime with his second goal of the game. Game 5 is Friday back in Kitchener.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-29-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1
QMJHL First Round
Saint John leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 3-0-3, +3, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Mathieu Joseph scored three times and was first star as Saint John moved to within one win of eliminating the Titan from the playoffs. Joseph scored on the power play, shorthanded, and at even strength. Boko Imama added his first point of the playoffs. The Sea Dogs can close out the Titan on Wednesday.

Shawinigan Cataractes 8 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3
QMJHL First Round
Shawinigan leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-2-3, +3, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan has started the playoffs like he started the regular season – on the scoresheet. He had a goal and two helpers Tuesday as Shawinigan pulled ahead of Sherbrooke in the series, 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Oshawa Generals 4
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Kingston leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 15/34 FO, *Second Star*
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM

After getting blown out in the first and second games of the series, Oshawa fought hard in Game 3, holding two leads and tying the game at 15:55 of the third period, only to see the Fronts win it with 24 seconds left in regulation on a goal by former General Michael Dal Colle (Islanders). Kingston can close out the series Thursday.

North Bay Battalion 6 @ Peterborough Petes 7 (OT)
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Peterborough leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 8 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM

Former Markham Waxer Jonathan Ang (2016) scored at 4:46 of overtime to lift the Petes to a 7-6 win and 2-1 series lead over North Bay. The Battalion scored twice in the second half of the third period to force overtime. Dominik Masin had two assists for Peterborough.

Western Hockey League

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Oshawa Generals 4
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Kingston leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 15/34 FO, *Second Star*
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM

After getting blown out in the first and second games of the series, Oshawa fought hard in Game 3, holding two leads and tying the game at 15:55 of the third period, only to see the Fronts win it with 24 seconds left in regulation on a goal by former General Michael Dal Colle (Islanders). Kingston can close out the series Thursday.

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Kitchener leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

After giving up big leads in Games 1 and 2, fifth-seeded Windsor couldn’t muster more than a goal past Dawson Carty (undrafted) and now find themselves in a 3-0 hole to fourth-seeded Kitchener. Cristiano DiGiacinto had an assist for Windsor, his first point of the series. Game 4 is Wednesday.

North Bay Battalion 6 @ Peterborough Petes 7 (OT)
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Peterborough leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 8 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM

Former Markham Waxer Jonathan Ang (2016) scored at 4:46 of overtime to lift the Petes to a 7-6 win and 2-1 series lead over North Bay. The Battalion scored twice in the second half of the third period to force overtime. Dominik Masin had two assists for Peterborough.

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Erie Otters 7
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Erie leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 8/24 FO
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-19-39, -3, 14 PIM

Erie had a 5-0 lead Friday before the midway point of the second period, and on Sunday it was 4-0. Saginaw is trying, but simply isn’t in Erie’s class. 2016 draft prospect Alex DeBrincat had a goal and two assists for the Otters. Game 3 is Tuesday in Michigan.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Moose Jaw leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-3-3, +3, 2 PIM
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-6-8, +1, 6 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

The Warriors went up 3-1 on Prince Albert with a 7-0 shellacking of the Raiders Tuesday. Panthers prospect Dryden Hunt had a three goals and an assist for Moose Jaw.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-28-16

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Kitchener leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

After giving up big leads in Games 1 and 2, fifth-seeded Windsor couldn’t muster more than a goal past Dawson Carty (undrafted) and now find themselves in a 3-0 hole to fourth-seeded Kitchener. Cristiano DiGiacinto had an assist for Windsor, his first point of the series. Game 4 is Wednesday.

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 7 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Moose Jaw leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -3, 4 PIM
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-3-5, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

Prince Albert got back in the series in a big way, winning 7-3 on the road in Game 3 to cut the Warriors’ series lead to 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-27-16

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 5 @ North Bay Battalion 3
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Best-of-7 series tied, 1-1

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 6 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 8 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM

Peterborough took home-ice advantage away from North Bay with a 5-3 win Sunday. Dominik Masin recorded his first career playoff point in the win. Fellow Lightning prospect Matt Spencer had an assist. North Bay scored the opening goal before the Petes rolled off four consecutive markers. Game 3 is Tuesday in Peterborough.

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Erie Otters 7
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Erie leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 8/24 FO
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-19-39, -3, 14 PIM

Erie had a 5-0 lead Friday before the midway point of the second period, and on Sunday it was 4-0. Saginaw is trying, but simply isn’t in Erie’s class. 2016 draft prospect Alex DeBrincat had a goal and two assists for the Otters. Game 3 is Tuesday in Michigan.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-26-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4
QMJHL First Round
Saint John leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Saint John held serve at home, winning Game 2, 4-2. Joseph had two more points for the Sea Dogs, both coming late in the third period. Game 3 is Tuesday in the Titan’s barn.

Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3
QMJHL First Round
Best-of-7 series tied, 1-1

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Shawinigan averted disaster by evening the series in Game 2 with a 3-2 win after falling behind 2-0 early. Yan started on the second line and scored the Catarctes’ first goal. Game 3 is Tuesday in Sherbrooke.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 7
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Kingston leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/29 FO
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM

The Gens couldn’t come close to Kingston for the second straight game, losing 7-3 in Game 2. Oshawa has been outscored 13-3 in the series thus far. Carolina third rounder Warren Foegele had four goals for the Fronts. Game 3 is Tuesday in Oshawa.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 6
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Kitchener leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor blew an early 3-0 lead in Game 1 and relinquished a 3-1 lead in Game 2 and now find themselves down 2-0 in the series. Game 3 is Monday in Windsor.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 2
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Moose Jaw leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

Moose Jaw took a commanding 2-0 series lead on the road with a 4-2 win Saturday in Prince Albert. Point scored in the middle of the third period to move Moose Jaw from a 3-2 to 4-2 lead. Game 3 is Monday in Moose Jaw.

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-25-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4
QMJHL First Round
Saint John leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph returned after missing a handful of games and scored a goal, and Boko Imama returned after a 1-game suspension, helping the Sea Dogs to a Game 1 win over the Titan. Game 2 is Saturday.

Sherbrooke Phoenix 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2
QMJHL First Round
Sherbrooke leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Sherbrooke stole home ice advantage away from the second-seeded Cataractes with a 3-2 win in Game 1. Shawinigan outshot the Phoenix, 32-31. Game 2 is Saturday.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 0 @ Kingston Frontenacs 6
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Kingston leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM

The young Generals were outmatched by the top-seeded Fronts, losing 6-0. Canes prospect Roland McKeown had two goals for Kingston. Game 2 is Saturday.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ North Bay Battalion 2
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
North Bay leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM

The teams traded first period goals with the Petes opening the series scoring. North Bay was outshot in the third period, 8-6, but scored the only goal. Masin was playing his first OHL playoff game after missing last year’s postseason. Spencer played the 17th postseason game of his career. Game 2 of the series is Sunday.

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Erie Otters 5
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Erie leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-19-39, -3, 14 PIM

Erie had a 5-0 lead before the midway point of the game and coasted to a convincing Game 1 win. Stephens was held without a shot. Erie outshot the Spirit 36-16 despite only registering three shots in the third period. They outshot Saginaw 19-3 in the opening period. Game 2 is Sunday.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Prince Albert Raiders 2
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Moose Jaw leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

Moose Jaw won in its first playoff appearance since 2012, and Brayden Point was first star with a goal and two assists Friday against Prince Albert in Game 1. Noah Gregor (2016) had two goals for the Warriors. Game 2 is Saturday. (Moose Jaw Warriors photo)

Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 3-24-16

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Kitchener Rangers 6 (OT)
Western Conference Quarterfinals
Kitchener leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor blew an early 3-0 lead and had to fight to force overtime, but there’s no benefit to overtime points in the playoffs. Kitchener’s Brandon Robinson (undrafted) scored his second goal of the game at 2:39 of overtime to give the Rangers Game 1.

Juniors Game Night: 3-20-16

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: Did not play
Season totals: 61 GP, 21-36-57, -16, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

The Gens kept a lot of their regulars out of the lineup in preparation for the playoffs. Oshawa will play top-seeded Kingston in the first round.

Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sarnia Sting 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 63 GP, 16-26-42, +15, 105 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Windsor heads into the postseason with a win after beating Sarnia. The Spits will play the Rangers in the first round.

Juniors Game Night: 3-19-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play
Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play
Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph remains out with an injury and Imama may have been suspended for words said to an official Friday night that earned him a misconduct. Saint John’s next game will be in their first round series against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 7 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6 (SO)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan had two assists and Brendan Gignac (2016) had a hat trick for Shawinigan, but the Cataractes lost in a shootout to the Armada. Shawinigan is the No. 2 seed for the playoffs in the Q and will face Sherbrooke in Round 1. Yan finished the year with 12 points (4 goals) in his last 22 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 5 @ Niagara IceDogs 4 (OT)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 57 GP, 8-32-40, +24, 50 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 60 GP, 5-19-24, +1, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough gave up two goals in the second half of the third period, but prevailed in overtime. Peterborough will find out its first round opponent after the regular season ends tomorrow. The Petes have completed their schedule.

Sarnia Sting 6 @ Saginaw Spirit 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/17 FO
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-19-39, -3, 14 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw had a 4-1 lead after two periods, then gave up five in the final frame. Flyers pick Travis Konecny had two goals and three assists. The Spirit will play top-seeded Erie in the first round. It doesn’t look to be a long series.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point surpassed last year’s point total in 12 fewer games with two assists Saturday night. His career high is 91 points, set in his draft year in 72 games. He did set a new best in plus/minus, however. As for the Warriors, with the win they stay out of the wild card spot and will face Prince Albert as the third seed in the East Division.

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 10

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 74 GP, 8-20-28, -35, 50 PIM
With Vancouver: 60 GP, 8-17-25, -25, 40 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas’ season ended with a dud as the Giants were crushed in Kelowna, 10-1. Thomas could join AHL Syracuse on a tryout contract and at least practice with the club to get further evaluation. Syracuse is pretty full at defense at the moment, and especially on the right side. Thomas is up for a contract this spring.

United States Hockey League

Fargo Force 2 @ Omaha Lancers 3

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 30 GP, 12-14-4, 2.81 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Omaha broke an 0-8-2 streak with a win over Luke Witkowski’s former team. They are sixth of eight teams in the Western Conference. The regular season ends April 10.

Waterloo Black Hawks 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 0-25-25, -7, 53 PIM
With Dubuque: 9 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

The Saints are three points behind Cedar Rapids for first in the Eastern Conference.

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