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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BRONCOS, SILVERTIPS TO MEET IN WHL FINALS

BRONCOS 5 HURRICANES 1

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Beck Malenstyn scored twice as Swift Current toppled the Hurricanes to win the Eastern Conference final in six games.

Aleksi Heponiemi, Matteo Gennaro and Giorgio Estephan also scored for the Broncos, who took the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Calen Addison opened the scoring for the Hurricanes before Swift Current responded with five unanswered goals.

Stuart Skinner made 33 saves for the Broncos _ including 19 in the first period as Swift Current was outshot 20-2. Logan Flodell turned aside 22-of-26 shots for Lethbridge.

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SILVERTIPS 6 AMERICANS 5 (OT)

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips went from getting ready to prepare for a Game 7 against the Tri-City Americans to advancing to the Western Hockey League final in a little over 15 minutes.

Kevin Davis capped the comeback 5:58 into overtime as the Silvertips rallied to beat the Americans 6-5 on Monday in Game 6 of their Western Conference final, taking the series 4-2.

Patrick Bajkov and Davis each scored twice for Everett, which trailed 5-2 before Connor Dewar started the comeback at 9:52 of the third period. Garrett Pilon scored the tying goal at 14:29 of the third while Matt Fonteyne tacked on three assists.

Kyle Olson had a pair of goals and Morgan Geekie, Michael Rasmussen and Jordan Topping also scored for Tri-City. Juuso Valimaki chipped in with four helpers.

Carter Hart made 18 saves for the win while Patrick Dea turned away 36-of-42 shots in a losing cause.

The Silvertips went 2 for 4 on the power play while the Americans scored on both of their chances with the man advantage.

Everett will face Swift Current for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. The Broncos host Game 1 of the WHL final on Friday.

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(The Canadian Press)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Washington capitals will NOT get by the winner of Boston -Tampa ,and you just want a Canadian QB mandated in the league because only you and Calgary have an average one on your roster already ,If you didn't have Bridge there would be no discussion on it.

Anonymous said...

Hey bozo! This here is DUB WHL ROUNDUP news.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Regina Para fan cheering for Swift to make the MC.

See, told you I would Andrew Weins.

Travis

william weppler said...

Congrats to the Broncos and the Silvertips for winning their respective series!
It should be a very interesting WHL Final as Hart has shown that he can be scored on, and the Broncos just might have the firepower to do it often.
Go Broncos!

Andrew Wiens said...

Travis, you could have posted the day after the first round was over that you were a Pats fan cheering for the Broncos to make the MC - not sure why you felt you needed to wait until now. I would assume that most Pats fans and staff are cheering for the Broncos in this one for three reasons. First, it's always nice to have a chance at redemption against a team that beat you; second, the Pats have to feel they can beat the Broncos especially at home and with the advantage of being healthy and rested; and third, the Pats are going to sell a heck of a lot more tickets to the MC if the Broncos make it as opposed to Everett winning.

I was extremely disappointed that the Americans couldn't hold their three goal lead last night (the tying goal was absolutely brutal). It would have been nice for the winner of that series to have the extra wear and tear of a game 7 considering how much of an obvious help it was for Lethbridge.

Anonymous said...

Andrew,

I told u during the regular season I would be cheering for Swift or MJ to make the MC if the Pats didn't make it. Remember.

Travis