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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

OHL Playoff Picture

Regional | by Jon Meyer  

Two more teams advanced to the second round of the OHL Playoffs.


Two more teams advanced to the second round of the Ontario Hockey League Playoffs.

On Monday, Anthony Camara scored in overtime to lift the Barrie Colts past Mississauga 3-2, to win the series in 6 games.

The Colts will now play the 67's in the conference semifinals, beginning Friday night in Ottawa.

Camara's OT winner came 19:32 into the extra frame, firing a 2-on-1 feed from Daniel Erlich past Majors goalie Brandon Maxwell.

Aaron Ekblad and Colin Behenna also scored for the Colts, while Jamie Wise and Mika Partanen responded for the Majors.
   
In the other Eastern Conference matchup Tyler Toffoli scored twice as the Ottawa 67's advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Belleville Bulls.

The other semifinal in the East has Niagara against Brampton.

The Western Conference playoff picture has officially been determined with the first place London Knights hosting the fifth place Saginaw Spirit, while the second place Plymouth Whalers will host the third place Kitchener Rangers. 

The Knights will host Saginaw Friday while the Rangers travel to Plymouth Friday to get things started with the Whalers.

Meanwhile the Ontario Hockey League announced that Plymouth Whalers’ forward Stefan Noesen is the OHL Player of the Week after recording 12 points in four games, scoring five goals while remaining plus-4 for the week.

Noesen led the offensive charge for the Whalers who won four straight games last week to comeback and beat the Guelph Storm in six games of their first round best-of-seven series. 

Noesen, a 19-year-old from Plano, Texas, is playing in his third OHL season with the Whalers.  Selected in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft , 21st overall by the Ottawa Senators, Noesen scored a career-high 38 goals and 82 points in 63 games this season and is currently tied for first in OHL playoff scoring with 14 points in six games.

Also considered for the award this week was Michael Catenacci who scored two goals and seven assists for nine points for the Kitchener Rangers in their final three opening round playoff games against the Owen Sound Attack.

 


 

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