BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round
No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 6 @ No.4 Burnaby Express 5 (OT)
Best of 5 series tied 1-1
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Courtnall scored on the power play early in the third period to give Victoria a 4-3 lead. Game 3 is Monday.
Chicago Steel 2 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 1
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Vancouver Giants 0 @ Prince George Cougars 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
Real Cyr had a 47 save shutout for PG.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Portland Winter Hawks 3 @ Everett Silvertips 4 (OT)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, hooking)
Marc Denis allowed 4 goals on 43 shots for the loss. The Ads were outshot 44-18 in the contest by Lowell, which coming into the night was the last place team in the Eastern Conference. Not good.
NOR Smolenak, (8) (Jones), 8:22
LOW Khomutov, (9) (Ruggeri, Mondou), 18:31 (PP)
LOW Vrana, (11) (Khomutov, Tallackson), 1:50
LOW Ruggeri, (3) (Zimmerman, Gionta), 3:56
NOR Stewart, (14) (Henrich, Rosehill), 17:03
LOW Pelley, (2) (Murphy, Malmivaara), 3:25
LOW Murphy, (6) (Gionta), 19:18 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Frolunda's 3-2 win over HV 71.
Johan Harju had Lulea's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Skelleftea.
With just three games remaining in the Elitserien regular season, Frolunda currently sits in sixth on the league table while Lulea is in eleventh.
Harju's goal today, his 20th of the season, puts him in a tie for 8th in the league in goal scoring.
Andreas Holmqvist is currently tied for 7th amongst all Elitserien defensemen in scoring with 22 points.
Victoria Grizzlies 1 @ Burnaby Express 6
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Chicago Steel 3 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 4
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ P.E.I. Rocket 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Vancouver Giants 5 @ Prince George Cougars 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Prince Albert Raiders 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -4, 7 PIM (interference, fighting major vs. Andrew Clark)
Seattle goaltender Jacob DeSerras was the game's third star. Helenius has two starts since February 13th (1-1), whereas DeSerras has six (4-1 and 1 no decision). According tot he Lightning, Helenius is battling a sprained knee.