Fadden, Mitch

WHL Championship Game Night 5/2: Chiefs Take Game 1

WHL FINALS

Game 1: (E-3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ (W-3) Spokane Chiefs 4
Spokane leads Best of 7 series 1-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Playoffs: 16 GP, 5-15-20, +2, 17 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

Spokane posted a Game 1 win in the WHL championship series by jumping out to 1-0 and 3-0 end-of-period leads and cruising to a 4-1 victory. The Chiefs were coming off a tough seven game series with Tri-City and Lethbridge hadn’t played in nine days after sweeping Calgary. The teams meet again tonight (Saturday) in Spokane for Game 2.

Fadden Earns Praise From THN

Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden earned some praise this week checking in at number ten on The Hockey News' hot list for his performance thus far in the playoffs for Lethbridge of the WHL. The talented centerman is likely to be signed this summer and start his professional career next season in the Lightning organization.

Fadden, Lethbridge to Face Spokane for Championship

After disposing of the Calgary Hitmen rather easily in the minimum of four games, the wait is over for Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden and the Lethbridge Hurricanes for their next opponent.

The Western Conference's No.3 seeded Spokane Chiefs won Game 7 in Tri-City Tuesday night 4-1 to close out one of the closest series ever played. Five of the 7 games went to overtime, with 3 going to 2 overtimes. In Game 7, Dustin Tokarski (2008 eligible) stopped 31 shots and the Chiefs scored 3 times in the third period (one empty netter) for the win. Former Traverse City Lightning Colton Yellow Horn had the Americans' goal, and the WHL MVP candidate finished the playoffs with 10 goals and 21 points in 16 games.

On their way to the Western Conference championship, Spokane defeated Dane Crowley and No.6 Everett 4-0, No.2 Vancouver 4-2, and No.1 Tri-City 4-3.

Lethbridge topped No.6 Brandon 4-2, No.5 Kootenay 4-1, and No.1 Calgary 4-0.

The WHL championship series between the two No.3 seeds will begin Friday, May 2 in Spokane, with Games 3-5 played in Lethbridge before returning to Spokane for 6 and 7 if necessary.

The clubs played just once during the regular season, with the Hurricanes winning 2-1 in Lethbridge. Fadden was scoreless in the game.

Fadden is the only Lightning prospect left playing this season.

CHL Playoffs Game Night 4/22: Lethbridge One Win Away

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Game 3: (1) Calgary Hitmen 0 @ (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 6
Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 3-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Series: 3 GP, 1-6-7, +4, 0 PIM
Playoffs: 14 GP, 5-15-20, +3, 13 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

While Calgary’s NHL club was in the process of being knocked out of the playoffs last night, its WHL team was being pushed the brink elimination. Lethbridge broke open a scoreless game with 3 second period goals and followed that up with 3 more in the third in front of their home crowd to take a 3-0 lead in the Best of 7 Eastern Conference Finals series. Fadden scored the game’s 4th goal early in the third period and assisted on the ‘Cane’s 6th goal, a power play marker. Lethbridge can close out the series tonight (Wednesday) at home.

CHL Playoffs Game Night 4/18: 'Canes in Control

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Game 2: (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ (1) Calgary Hitmen 3 (OT)
Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 2-0

C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Series: 2 GP, 0-5-5, +3, 0 PIM
Playoffs: 13 GP, 4-14-18, +2, 13 PIM (plus 10 min misconduct)

Austin Fyten (1991) scored his first WHL goal at 2:37 of overtime to give Lethbridge a 4-3 Game 2 win and a commanding 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Finals series with Calgary. Fadden had 2 more assists for Lethbridge, giving him 5 in the series so far. Just 31 seconds after Calgary had taken a 3-1 lead on the power play in the second period, Fadden set up Zach Boychuk (2008 eligible) to make it 3-2. The ‘Canes scored the game-tier with under 4 minutes remaining in the third period. The series now moves to Lethbridge for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

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