NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4-9-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(5)Quebec Remparts 2 @ (8)Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5
Rouyn-Noranda leads Best-of-7 second round series, 2-1

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 4-7-11, +6, 10 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 29-34-63, +17, 14 PIM
With R-N: 27 GP, 26-27-53, +18, 12 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov was scoreless for the second straight game, but the Huskies got the important win to go up 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is Wednesday.

(3)Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ (10)Val-d’Or Foreurs 0
Blainville-Boisbriand leads best-of-7 second round series, 3-0

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-0-1, +1, 9 PIM, 5 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 7-5-12, +5, 13 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 12 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-33-39, +20, 65 PIM

Cedric Paquette (pictured) was an assist shy of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, scoring once and fighting Vincent Dunn. Paquette has seven goals in eight playoff games. On the other side, Artem Sergeev managed to stay even despite his Foreurs giving up three even strength goals. He was called for hooking, roughing, and unsportsmanlike conduct minors. The Armada can close out the series on Wednesday. Sergeev is already signed by the Lightning, so it’s possible he can join AHL Syracuse or ECHL Florida for the playoffs. (Note: There may be a rule against him joining Florida due to pre-determined rosters)

Ontario Hockey League

(E2)Barrie Colts 4 @ (E3)Oshawa Generals 2
Barrie wins best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals, 4-0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +5, 12 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Barrie improved to 8-0 in the playoffs while sweeping out the Oshawa Generals on Tuesday. Jake Dotchin had an assist to give him three for the playoffs. All reports say he’s playing a strong, physical defensive game to help the Colts. He finished the series with an assist, a plus-2 rating, and 2 PIM vs Oshawa. Barrie will now play the winner of Belleville and Sudbury in the Eastern Conference Finals. Belleville is up, 3-0, after struggling with Mississauga in the first round.