Tokarski, Fadden, Barberio Advance

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3/28

Three prospects move on - two to face fellow prospects in Round 2 ... Victoria forces a Game 7 ... Fargo winning on the "road."

BCHL Playoffs – Coastal Conference Finals

Victoria Grizzlies 5 @ Powell River Kings 2
Best of 7 series tied 3-3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 2-4-6, 20 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

Victoria forces Game 7 with a come-from-behind win in Game 6 in Powell River. The Grizzlies were down 2-1 entering the second period. Courtnall assisted on the game’s last goal – his second point of the series. Game 7 is Tuesday at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Arena. Victoria took 7 games to get rid of Cowichan Valley in their first series.

USHL
Tri-City Storm 0 @ Fargo Force 6 (Regular Season)
D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 5-16-21, +30, 114 PIM

This game was played in Grand Forks as Fargo continues to deal with massive flooding.

QMJHL Playoffs – Round 1

PEI Rocket 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
Moncton wins Best of 7 series 4-1
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-4-4, +8, 2 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 15-30-45, +9, 42 PIM

PEI put up a good fight in each game, but fell short again as Moncton moves on. Barberio had 4 assists in Game 1 and was held off the scoresheet in each of the following games.

Round 2

Moncton will now go head-to-head with the red hot Rimouski Oceanic and Luca Cunti. Michael Ward and Cape Breton will face Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts.

WHL Playoffs – Round 1

Everett Silvertips 1 @ Tri-City Americans 6
Tri-City wins Best of 7 series 4-1
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 2-7-9, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 37-39-76, +24, 49 PIM

The Americans win their opening round matchup with Everett by winning easily at home in Game 5 6-1. TC had built a 6-0 lead in the game before Everett scored. After a scoreless Game 1, Fadden was named a game star in three of the last four games.

Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 5
Spokane wins Best of 7 series 4-1
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 31 saves on 34 shots, *First Star*
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 1.81 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 54 GP, 34-18-0-2, 1.97 GAA, .937 sv%, 7 shutouts

Tokarski and the defending champs move on to round two with a 5-3 home win. Seattle’s head coach was ejected in the game after Spokane scored a power play goal to go up 4-2. Tokarski was named a game star in three of the five games.

Round 2

None of the Western Conference series went more than 5 games. No.1 Vancouver (James Wright) will face No.4 Spokane (Tokarski). No.2 Tri-City (Fadden) will meet No.3 Kelowna. Both series will open Friday.