NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4-28-13
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
(2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 @ (3)Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 0
Drakkar wins Best-of-7 Semifinals, 4-2
C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 31 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM
The Drakkar eliminated the Armada four games to two with a 4-0 shutout win on Sunday. Cedric Paquette finished his junior career scoreless in seven straight games after starting the playoffs on fire. He could be signed and assigned to AHL Syracuse to practice with the Crunch for the duration of the AHL playoffs, though unlike Nikita Kucherov, Paquette isn’t already signed. He is expected to be signed at some time in the offseason and the agitator should spend some time with AHL Syracuse next year.
The Drakkar will play powerhouse Halifax in the QMJHL Finals. If Tampa Bay remains in the third draft slot after Monday's lottery, we will follow Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin for the rest of Halifax's playoff and Memorial Cup run. Seth Jones is expected to go first or second, pushing one of the Mooseheads to the Lightning.
The last North American junior prospect remaining for the Lightning is Jake Dotchin of Barrie, who plays Game 7 against Belleville on Monday night.