Bloomington skates past Denver 5-2. The Blaze received two goals from Kyle Bochek. Luke Fulghum and Mikael Bedard had the goals for Denver. The Cutthroats have dropped five straight. In net, Kent Patterson made 24 saves in the loss. The same two teams will face each other again on Sunday in Indiana.
Mississauga trims Ottawa 4-3. The 67's scored all three of their goals in the final period. Joseph Blandisi was minus three on the evening and was called for roughing penalties in the first and third periods. Ottawa has one just one of their last 10 games.
Plymouth extends their winning steak to seven games, edges Windsor in overtime 4-3. Stefan Noesen and Sebastian Uvira each had a goal and two assists for the Whalers. However, it was Mitch Heard who was the overtime hero; scoring at the 1:42 mark of the overtime session with his 17th marker on the season. Garrett Meurs had a power play assist in the second period. Heard was named the first star of the game.
Prince Albert nips Saskatoon in a shoot-out 4-3. Duncan Siemens was penalized for tripping in the second period. His team mate, Josh Nicholls, had two goals in the game. However, he came up empty handed in the shoot-out; which was won by the Raiders 2-1. Saskatoon ends the regular season with the second best record in the Eastern Conference, and will face Medicine Hat in the opening round of the WHL playoffs. Siemens ended the regular season with three goals, 29 assists, and a plus 31 rating in 70 games.
Kamloops blanks Prince George, in the regular season finale for both clubs, 7-0. Colin Smith assisted on a power play goal in the second period. Troy Bourke was minus two for the Cougars. Cole Ully scored twice for the Blazers in the game. Prince George ended the season with five straight losses and will miss out on the post-season. Bourke finished second in team scoring with 15 goals and 35 assists in 63 games.
Smith collected 41 goals and 65 assists in 72 games for the Blazers. He led his club in scoring and was fourth in league scoring. Kamloops will play Victoria in the first round on the WHL playoffs.
Michigan tops Western Michigain 5-1; sweeps series. The Wolverines struck four times in the second period. Luke Moffatt was credited with three assists in the high scoring second frame for Michigan. Alex Guptill had two goals in the game for the Wolverines. The Broncos finished 0-5 on the power play.
ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals
Yale shuts down St. Lawrence 3-0; sweeps series. The Saints once again struggled to find shots on goal, finished with 17 in the game. Gus Young had one shot in the game and a plus one rating for the Bulldogs. Tommy Fallen was named the first star of the game for Yale. He had a goal and an assist in the contest.
WCHA First Round
Minnesota earns the sweep, scrapes by Bemidji State 4-3. Erik Haula had three assists for the Gophers. Nate Condon found the scoresheet late in the second period with his 12th goal of the season. The Gophers ended up coming back from a 3-1 deficit. Ben Marshall would score an unassisted goal with 53 seconds in regulation to end the series with the Beavers.