Kelowna Rockets 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 0
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 23 saves on 24 shots, *Second Star*
Season totals: 54 GP, 34-18-0-2, 1.97 GAA, .937 sv%, 7 shutouts
Mark Guggenberger (undrafted) stopped 22 shots for his first WHL shutout as Kelowna wraps up the Westâ€™s 3 seed with a 1-0 win in Spokane over the Chiefs. Spokane managed just 4 shots in the third period. Brandon McMillan (Anaheim) scored mid-way through the first period for the Rockets, and Tyler Myers, Tyson Barrie and the rest of the Kelowna defense made it stand up. McMillian is a forward who now plays defense. Kelowna played without three injured regulars, including center Mikael Backlund (Calgary). Spokane was missing four defensemen and a forward who was suspended.
Spokane will host 5-seed Seattle in the first round, though they have one regular season game remaining Tuesday night against Tri-City. Itâ€™s doubtful many regulars will see action in that game, including Tokarski, who should finish as the league leader in GAA, save percentage (by 16 points), shutouts (tie), and shootouts (86%).
Fadden Team Co-MVP
Mitch Fadden and Predators pick Chet Pickard were named team co-MVPs by the Tri-City Americans during their team awards Sunday night. Fadden also took home the U.S. Cellular Three Stars award. Unofficially, Fadden had 9 first stars, 5 seconds, and 3 thirds.
Hockey East Tournament - Round 1 - Game 3
Massachusetts Minutemen 2 @ #4 Northeastern Huskies 3 OT
Northeastern wins best of three series 2-1
D John Wessbecker UMASS: 0-0-0, 1 SOG, Even, 2 PIM
John Tuckerman's second goal of the game came midway through the first OT period and sent the Huskies on to Round 2 and UMASS home. Its doubtfull that the Minutemen are Tourney bound so this may have been John Wessbeckers last collegiate game.
Luca! Luca! Luca! He's done it again! ... Barberio gets a goal against Ward's Screaming Eagles in regular season finale ... Another multi-point night for Fadden ... Jung stellar, but Edmonton's nearly choked this opportunity away.
Admirals run out of gas late on the road.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss.
NOR Konopka, (14) (Bochenski, Lundin), 18:43 (PP)
PHI Bartulis, (1) (Matsumoto), 0:40
NOR Zingoni, (5) (Hooton), 2:09
PHI Ross, (23) (Sirianni, Kane), 2:46
PHI Ross, (24) (Kane, Curry), 2:40 (PP)
Pete Zingoni was named the game's third star.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Capitals force Game 7 ... DeCoste and Wright score in season finales ... Spokane vs. Tri-City postponed due to food poisoning ... Jung and Edmonton lose, but get help from Saskatoon.