Gabriel Fontaine (2016 sixth) has been the prime time player for his Rouyn-Noranda Huskies as the young center has been making his goals count. In game one of the QMJHL second round against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Fontaine’s fourth goal of the playoffs was the game winning goal as the Huskies earned a 6-2 win and a 1-0 series lead.
Fontaine scored the Huskie’s third goal thanks to his hard work and has so far been the best overall player during these playoffs. In this game, in addition to his goal, Fontaine was a +1 on three shots and was 15-12 on faceoffs.
Fontaine leads the Ranger prospects in scoring with his 4-4-8 in seven games. Of the four goals, three have been game winning goal. If Fontain continues like this then expect him to sign a contract for next season as well.Tim Gettinger (2016 fifth) scored his fourth goal of the playoffs as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated the Owen Sound Attack 4-1. The win gives the Greyhounds a 2-0 series lead in the OHL’s Western Conference second round.
Gettinger also had the primary assist on the Greyhounds first goal, a power play goal at 5:22 of the first period giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead and they never trailed after that. His goal was the result of hard work, with the Attack net empty for an extra skater,
Gettinger stripped the puck from the Owen Sound defender and out waited the other Owen Sound defender to fire it into the open net for the final goal of the game. In seven games Getttinger is 4-3-7 with a +4, a power play goal, a short handed goal and one game winning goal.
Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) and his Regina Pats bounced back from dropping game one in overtime to the Swift Current Broncos with a 6-2 win over the Broncos. Zborovskiy was scoreless and a +2 as the series now shifts to Swift Current for games three and four.
Zborovskiy in six playoffs games has two assists and is a +6.
Seattle opened their WHL second round series against Everett without Ryan Gropp (2015 second) as his status remains a playoff question mark. Seattle needs Gropp back in their lineup if they are to advance past Everett.
Seattle was in Everett for game one and they got back Islander prospect Matt Barzal who missed the first round with an illness (mumps). Seattle took game one 3-2 thanks to a goal in the last minute of regulation.
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