The CHL News: Second Round is Well Under Way

By League Press Release

The second round of the Canadian Hockey League playoffs continue this week,
as the road to the 2002 Master Card Memorial Cup continues.

All second round series in all three CHL leagues – the Ontario Hockey
League, the Western Hockey League and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey
League – will be completed by April 17. The three CHL league champions will
join the host Guelph Storm at the 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup, May 18-26,
2002 in Guelph, Ontario.

In each edition of the CHL Daily News (Monday through Friday) right up until
the conclusion of the CHL playoffs, the playoff results of all three CHL
leagues will be included.

Wrap-ups from all of the games are included daily, along with that day’s
schedule of games. There are now 24 teams alive in the hunt for the 2002
MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Starting April 15, a special MasterCard Memorial Cup section will also be
available at the official website of the CHL, www.chl.ca.

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE

There are three games in the WHL playoffs on Wednesday night. Kelowna is at
Spokane, with Spokane leading the series 2-1, Red Deer (1) is at Moose Jaw
with Moose Jaw leading that series 2-1 and Swift Current is at Brandon, with
Brandon leading that series 2-1.

On Tuesday night in the WHL, Kootenay beat Seattle 5-2 to take a 3-0 series
lead, Brandon (7) beat Swift Current (4) 4-1 to lead 2-1 and Moose Jaw edged
Red Deer (1) 2-1 in overtime to lead that series 2-1.

At Seattle, Nigel Dawes, Adam Taylor and Jarret Stoll all had one goal and
one assist to lead Kootenay to the win. B.J. Boxma made 25 saves in goal for
the winners, who out-shot Seattle 40-27.

At Brandon, Ryan Craig had one goal and two assists to lead the Wheat Kings
to the win. Colin McRae added one goal and one assist to the winners’ attack
while Robert McVicar made 26 saves in goal for Brandon.

At Moose Jaw, Brian Sutherby scored the game-winning goal in overtime and
added one assist to spark the Warriors to the win. Kyle Kettles made 26
saves in goal for the winners, who now lead the defending MasterCard
Memorial Cup champions two games to one.

Here are the complete second round schedules for the WHL and the first round
results.

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS

Kootenay Ice (#1) vs. Seattle Thunderbirds (#4) (Series K)

(Kootenay leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 5 Kootenay 3, Seattle 1
Sat., April 6 Kootenay 7, Seattle 1
Tues., April 9 Kootenay 5, Seattle 2
Thurs., April 11 at Seattle, 7:05
Sat., April 13 at Kootenay, 7:00 *
Mon., April 15 at Seattle, 7:05 *
Wed., April 17 at Kootenay, 7:00 *

Spokane Chiefs (#2) vs. Kelowna Rockets (#3) (Series L)

(Spokane leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Spokane 3, Kelowna 2
Sun., April 7 Spokane 3, Kelowna 2 (OT)
Mon., April 8 Kelowna 2, Spokane 1
Wed., April 10 at Spokane, 7:00
Thurs., April 11 at Spokane, 7:00
Sat., April 13 at Kelowna, 7:00 *
Tues., April 16 at Spokane, 7:00 *


EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS

(1) Red Deer Rebels (#1) vs. Moose Jaw Warriors (#4) (Series I)

(Moose Jaw leads Best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Moose Jaw 4, Red Deer 0
Sat., April 6 Red Deer 5, Moose Jaw 3
Tues., April 9 Moose Jaw 3, Red Deer 2 (OT)
Wed., April 10 at Moose Jaw, 7:30
Fri., April 12 at Red Deer, 7:30
Sun., April 14 at Moose Jaw, 7:00*
Tues., April 16 at Red Deer, 7:00*

(4) Swift Current Broncos (#2) vs. (7) Brandon Wheat Kings (#3) (Series J)

(Brandon leads Best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Swift Current 3, Brandon 2
Sat., April 6 Brandon 3, Swift Current 2 (OT)
Tues., April 9 Brandon 4, Swift Current 1
Wed., April 10 at Brandon, 7:00
Fri., April 12 at Swift Current, 7:30
Sun., April 14 at Brandon, 6:00*
Tues., April 16 at Swift Current, 7:30*

*If Necessary

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

There is one game Wednesday night in the OHL. Barrie is at Belleville for
game three of that series, with the best-of-seven series tied 1-1.

On Tuesday night in the OHL playoffs, the Ottawa 67’s pounded the Toronto
St. Michael’s Majors (6) 8-1 to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2, while the
Windsor Spitfires needed double overtime to stop the Guelph Storm 4-3,
taking a 3-0 lead in that best-of-seven series.

At Ottawa, Zenon Konopka had three goals and one assist to lead the 67’s to
the big win. Miguel Delisle added two goals and one assist for the winners,
while J.F. Perras made 27 saves in the Ottawa goal.

At Guelph, Kyle Wellwood scored at 15:43 of the second overtime period to
give the Spitfires the win over the Storm, the hosts of the 2002 MasterCard
Memorial Cup. Wellwood had two goals and one assist on the night, while
Steve Hildenbrand scored twice for Windsor. Scott Rozendal had one goal and
one asssit for Guelph, while Cory Campbell made 51 saves in goal for
Windsor.

Below is the entire OHL second round schedule along with complete first
round results.


SECOND ROUND
EASTERN CONFERENCE

Series “E” (6) TORONTO VS. OTTAWA

(Best-of-seven series tied 2-2)

Wed., April 3 Ottawa 3, Toronto 2
Fri., April 5 Toronto 5, Ottawa 4
Sun., April Toronto 6, Ottawa 2
Tues., April 9 Ottawa 8, Toronto 1
Thurs., April 11 at Toronto, 7:00
Fri., April 12 at Ottawa, 7:30
Sun., April 14 at Toronto, 2:00*

Series “F” BELLEVILLE VS. BARRIE

(Best-of-seven series tied 1-1)

Sat., April 6 Belleville 3, Barrie 1
Mon., April 8 Barrie 3, Belleville 2 (OT)
Wed., April 10 at Belleville, 7:05
Fri., April 12 at Barrie, 7:30
Sat., April 13 at Belleville, 7:15
Mon., April 15 at Barrie, 7:30*
Tues., April 16 at Belleville, 7:05*


WESTERN CONFERENCE

Series “E” (8) ERIE VS. LONDON

(Erie leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Thurs., April 4 London 4, Erie 3
Fri., April 5 Erie 6, London 4
Sun., April 7 Erie 3, London 2
Thurs., April 11 at London, 7:30
Sat., April 13 at Erie, 7:30
Sun., April 14 at London, 6:00*
Tues., April 16 at Erie, 7:30*

Series “F” GUELPH VS. WINDSOR

(Windsor leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 5 Windsor 7, Guelph 3
Sun., April 7 Windsor 5, Guelph 4
Tues., April 9 Windsor 4, Guelph 3 (2 OT)
Thurs., April 11 at Windsor, 7:30
Fri., April 12 at Guelph, 7:30*
Sun., April 14 at Windsor, 6:00*
Tues., April 16 at Guelph, 7:30*

* If necessary


QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

There are four games in the QMJHL on Wednesday night. Shawinigan (5) is at
Drummondville, with Shawinigan leading that series 2-1; Halifax is at Cape
Breton, with Cape Breton leading that series 2-1; Acadie-Bathurst (2) is in
Quebec, with the Titan leading that series 3-0 and Hull is at Victoriaville,
with Victoriaville leading that series 2-1.

On Tuesday night in the QMJHL playoffs, Cape Breton downed Halifax 3-2,
Drummondville beat Shawinigan 4-3 and Victoriaville stopped Hull 5-2.

At Cape Breton, Dominic Noel had two goals and one assist for the Screaming
Eagles while David Cloutier had one goal and one assist before 4,800 fans,
to give Cape Breton the series lead. Jason King had two assists for Halifax.

At Drummondville, Olivier Proulx had one goal and two assists for the
winners while Alexandre Menard-Burrows had one goal and one assist for the
losers. Drummondville narrows the series to 2-1 Shawinigan with the win.

At Victoriaville, Danny Groulx scored three goals to spark the Tigres to
victory. Mikhail Deev added one goal and two assists to the winners’
offense, while Jean Morin Jr. had one goal and one assist for Hull.

For full QMJHL statistics, check the official QMJHL web site. Here is the
QMJHL schedule.

Cape Breton vs. (10) Halifax

(Cape Breton leads best-of-seven second round series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Halifax 4, Cape Breton 3 (OT)
Sat., April 6 Cape Breton 3, Halifax 2 (OT)
Tues., April 9 Cape Breton 3, Halifax 2
Wed., April 10 at Cape Breton, 7:30
Sat., April 13 at Halifax, 7:00
Mon., April 15 at Cape Breton, 7:30*
Tues., April 16 at Halifax, 7:00*

Québec vs. (2) Acadie-Bathurst

(Acadie-Bathurst leads best-of-seven series 3-0)

Fri., April 5 Acadie-Bathurst 4, Quebec 0
Sat., April 6 Acadie-Bathurst 2, Quebec 0
Mon., April 8 Acadie-Bathurst 5, Quebec 0
Wed., April 10 at Québec, 7:35
Fri., April 12 at Acadie-Bathurst, 7:30*
Sun., April 14 at Québec, 2:05*
Tues., April 16 at Acadie-Bathurst, 7:30*

Victoriaville vs. Hull

(Victoriaville leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Hull 7, Victoriaville 6 (OT)
Sat., April 6 Victoriaville 5, Hull 4 (OT)
Tues., April 9 Victoriaville 5, Hull 2
Wed., April 10 at Victoriaville, 7:00
Fri., April 12 at Hull, 7:35
Sun., April 14 at Victoriaville, 8:00*
Tues., April 16 at Hull, 7:35*

Drummondville vs. (5) Shawinigan

(Shawinigan leads best-of-seven series 2-1)

Fri., April 5 Shawinigan 3, Drummondville 2
Sat., April 6 Shawinigan 6, Drummondville 3
Tues., April 9 Drummondville 4, Shawinigan 3
Wed., April 10 at Drummondville, 7:00
Fri., April 12 at Shawinigan, 8:00
Sun., April 14 at Drummondville, 6:00*
Tues., April 16 at Shawinigan, 7:00*

*If Necessary