The seven-game schedule is of the 2-3-2 variety. The Sea Dogs have home ice for this round and all other rounds, meaning they host the first two and, if necessary, the last games. Baie-Comeau will host the middle three.
Here’s the full schedule (all times Atlantic):
GAME ONE – Friday, April 6: 7:30 p.m. @ Harbour Station
GAME TWO – Saturday, April 7: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
GAME THREE – Tuesday, April 10: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
GAME FOUR – Wednesday, April 11: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
*GAME FIVE – Friday, April 13: 8:30 p.m. @ Centre Henry-Leonard
*GAME SIX – Monday, April 16: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
*GAME SEVEN – Tuesday, April 17: 7 p.m. @ Harbour Station
Tickets to the first two games at Harbour Station are now on sale.
Saint John steamrolled the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in a four-game sweep. Baie-Comeau, who finished 13th overall in the league, was the surprise of the first round as they swept the No. 4 seeded Victoriaville Tigres.
The Drakkar shut down the Tigres who were the top scoring team in the regular season. The Sea Dogs finished second in goals which sets this up as an interesting second round series.
Only one first round series is not completed yet. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan are down 3-1 in their series against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens entering Game 5 tonight.