Sunday, May 11, 2014

Notebook: Happy Anniversary

Two years ago last night, Stanislav Galiev and Tomas Jurco each had five points as they led the Sea Dogs to their second consecutive President Cup title.

Galiev had three goals and two assists while Jurco recorded two goals and three assists in Saint John’s 8-0 victory in Game 4 over the Rimouski Oceanic, completing the series sweep. Zack Phillips, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Danick Gauthier each had a goal and an assist. Mathieu Corbeil made 24 saves for the shutout.

Never forget.

The Baie-Comea Drakkar are a win away from the President Cup.

The Drakkar took a 3-2 series lead in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s championship series with a 6-5 victory over the Val-d’Or Foreurs on Friday night. Game 6 is tonight at 5pm at the Air Creebec Centre in Val-d’Or.

The winner of the series will also represent the QMJHL at the 2014 Memorial Cup in London. The Guelph Storm confirmed their participation in the CHL’s championship tournament with a thrilling Game 5 win on Friday over the North Bay Battalion.

At the IIHF World Championships in Belarus, France stunned Canada with a 3-2 shootout victory on Friday. Jonathan Huberdeau didn’t record a point or shot in 9:58 of ice time. He wasn’t used in the shootout.

Canada got back on track on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Slovakia. Huberdeau had one shot in 12:21 of ice time.

Canada’s next game is on Monday against the Czech Republic.

Charlie Coyle had an assist in the Minnesota Wild’s 4-2 Game 4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, evening the second round series at 2-2. Coyle also had one hit in 17:32 of ice time.

Game 5 is tonight at 10pm in Chicago.

McKeen’s Hockey magazine has some cool numbers on their website leading up to the NHL Draft next month. Turns out Olivier LeBlanc’s 33 points was the seventh most amongst draft eligible defensemen in the CHL this past season.

Willy Palov had a solid article in Friday’s Chronicle Herald on the buzz that is already building for the QMJHL Entry Draft. From the article:

At the same time, Young is well known to be a wheeler-dealer. I would very much expect him to be listening to offers to trade down, especially since he and his staff are still open-minded about who their favourite prospect is.

The draft is on Saturday, May 31 in Sherbrooke.


Oh, Hockey News. This is an unfortunate error that appeared in the latest edition of the magazine.

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