With the series tied 2-2, one team will leave with a 3-2 advantage tonight as the Halifax Mooseheads and Rimouski Oceanic square off in Game 5 of their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal.
Tonight’s game can been seen live on Sportsnet beginning at 8pm. Sportsnet.ca has a full preview of the contest.
It’s been a bit of a strange series so far with the road team winning every game. Rimouski won the first two matches in Halifax but the Mooseheads evened the series with back-to-back wins in Rimouski this week. Tonight’s game is in Rimouski as well before the series shifts to Halifax to wrap up.
The series has been relatively close so far. The results from the first four games:
Game 1: Rimouski 4, Halifax 1
Game 2: Rimouski 5, Halifax 4
Game 3: Halifax 4, Rimouski 3
Game 4: Halifax 3, Rimouski 1
Just three points separated the two teams in the regular season standings, they both swept their first round series’ and then needed seven games to win their round two matchups.
Game 6 is on Sunday afternoon at the Metro Centre so that is the earliest this series could end. If needed, a Game 7 would be played on Monday night in Halifax. The winner moves on to the President’s Cup Final to play the winner of the Chicoutimi/Saint John series.