NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-10-13

Ontario Hockey League

(E2)Barrie Colts 4 @ (W1)London Knights 6
Barrie leads best-of-7 OHL Finals, 3-2

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 25 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

London staved off elimination with a 6-4 win at home in Game 5 vs Barrie. Lightning prospect Jake Dotchin was back in the Colt lineup after missing five games due to suspension. He did not register a point on Friday. London had a 4-1 lead entering the third period, and though the Colts twice cut the lead to two goals, they could never complete the comeback. Barrie will have another chance to clinch the league championship Saturday night at home.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ (1)Halifax Mooseheads 5
Halifax wins best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 4-1

C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 1-1-2, +2, 4 SOG, 2 PIM, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 17 GP, 11-22-33, +17, 12 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM

W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-0-1, +2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 17 GP, 12-23-35, +22, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Halifax won their first President Cup as QMJHL champs with a 5-1 win on Friday night. Jonathan Drouin, the league’s regular season MVP, won playoff MVP with 35 points in 17 games. Halifax will travel to Saskatoon to participate in the 2013 Memorial Cup next week.

Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. While that could change, we will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.