IHL Playoff Update

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL TURNER CUP FINALS RECAP FROM SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2000


Grand Rapids Griffins 6
Chicago Wolves 4

Chicago Wolves lead Turner Cup Finals 3 games to 2 games.

Jani Hurme turned away all 23 shots he faced as the Grand Rapids Griffins
defeated the Chicago Wolves, 6-4, to stave off elimination in their
best-of-seven playoff series. Hurme, who replaced Mike Fountain at the start
of the second period with Grand Rapids losing 4-3, stopped 14 shots in the
second and all nine in the third for the win. Phillippe Plante’s marker with
6:55 left in the second period tied the score at 4-4 for the Griffins. Ed
Patterson snapped the tie 11:10 later with his second goal of the contest, a
power-play tally for Grand Rapids. Kevin Miller chipped in a pair of
first-period goals and assisted on a score in the third for the Griffins,
who will host Game Six on Monday. Niklas Anderson’s power-play goal 9:53
into the first capped a four-goal period for Chicago, which still has a 3-2
lead in the series. Wendell Young surrendered all six goals on 35 shots for
the loss.

IHL FASTFACTS

Chicago now leads the series 3-2 after the Griffins pulled out a 6-4 win in
tonight’s game. Tuesday night, Chicago’s Chris Marinucci and Grand Rapids’
Ed Patterson each scored a pair of goals. Wolves Steve Maltais added his
second game-winning goal of the series and is tied for the playoffs scoring
lead with Griffin Kevin Miller, both have nine goals. Chicago netminder
Andrei Trefilov is now 6-1 in the post-season. Griffin Michel Picard leads
all playoff scorers with 17 points (8G, 9A)…Chicago is 9-0 when leading
after two periods. Griffins goaltender Jani Hurme leads all post-season
netminders with nine wins…18 of Chicago’s 48 post-season goals have come
on the power play.

TODAY IN HOCKEY

On June 3, 1958 the Toronto Maple Leafs draft goalie Johnny Bower from the
New York Rangers.

DID YOU KNOW

24 clubs representing 12 European countries played in the 1997/98 European
Hockey League.

IHL TURNER CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Turner Cup Finals

Chicago Wolves (#1) vs Grand Rapids Griffins (#2)


Game 1: Friday, May 26 Grand Rapids 3 at Chicago 4 (Overtime)
Game 2: Sunday, May 28 Grand Rapids 0 at Chicago 4
Game 3: Tuesday, May 30 Chicago 3 at Grand Rapids 5
Game 4: Thursday, June 1 Chicago 5 at Grand Rapids 3
Game 5: Saturday, June 3 Grand Rapids 6 at Chicago 4 (Chicago leads series 3-2)
Game 6: Monday, June 5 Chicago at Grand Rapids (7:30)
Game 7:* Wednesday,June 7 Grand Rapids at Chicago (7:00)

* if necessary -- all times are local

UPCOMING TURNER CUP FINAL’S ACTION


Monday June 5: Chicago Wolves at Grand Rapids Griffins 7:30 Game 6
Chicago leads Turner Cup Finals 3 games to 2 games.