Stephen MacAulay of the Halifax Mooseheads, Gabriel Bourret of the Gatineau Olympiques, and Ryan Tesink of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada all remain in action. The QMJHL’s quarter-final playoff matches began last night.
As expected, Tesink did not play for Armada. He has not played since January 13 due to a knee injury.
“I’m rehabbing and trying to get back to 100 per cent,” Tesink told the Telegraph-Journal (paywall). “We’re taking it day by day. The important thing is a full recovery.”
The Armada easily got by the Val-d’Or Foreurs in Game 1 of their series last night, winning 10-1.
Bourret and MacAulay are facing each other in this round after the Olympiques pulled off a big upset over the Rimouski Oceanic in the first-round.
MacAulay opened the scoring in Game 1 last night, connecting at 2:23 of the first while shorthanded for his fourth of the post-season. Bourret got a game misconduct at 14:21 of the first for slashing and the Moose scored twice on the power play to lead 4-0 after one. They added three more to win 7-0.
In other action, Rouyn-Noranada surprised Quebec with a 6-1 win at the Colisee and Baie-Comeau edged Victoriaville 5-3.
Some other stuff:
- Sea Dogs play-by-play man Tim Roszell called last night’s Mooseheads game on News 95.7 with John Moore away. Roszell is also calling tonight’s Game 2 from the Metro Centre.
- 50/50 total pot was over $40,000 at the Metro Centre last night. Attendance was 9,895, about 600 short of a sell-out.
- If you missed our second-round playoff predictions, they are here.
- OHL Draft is today. The OHL is weird.