A short update about the QMJHL players.
The final group of Tampa Bay Lightning prospects were eliminated from their playoff series on Wednesday night. Radim Salda and Jimmy Huntington - along side the rest of the Rimouski Oceanic - were swept in the QMJHL’s Eastern Conference Final by the #1 junior team in all three of the CHL leagues, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
There wasn’t much of a fight going on as the Huskies outscored the Oceanic 20-9 in the four games. Radim Salda scored once and Jimmy Huntington added one goal and two assists to the campaign, but no one can stop Rouny-Noranda on their quest to win their first Memorial Cup. Players still remain on the team from their overtime loss in the 2016 final vs the London Knights.
Click the links for the game recaps, and I’ll see you all next season.
Game 1 - Loss - 5-1 - Salda: No Points / Huntington: 1G, 0A
Game 2 - Loss - 4-3 - Salda: No Points / Huntington: 0G, 1A, -1
Game 3 - Loss - 5-2 - Salda: 1G, 0A, -1 / Huntington: No Points
Game 4 - Loss - 6-3 - Salda: No Points / Huntington: 0G, 1A, -1
Previously eliminated prospects
Alexey Lipanov - Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Lipanov is now playing with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL.
Ryan Lohin - U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks (NCAA)
Ty Taylor - U. New Hampshire Wildcats (NCAA)
Ryan Zuhlsdorf & Sammy Walker - U. Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)
Nicklaus Perbix (D) - St. Cloud State Huskies NCAA)
Alex Green (D) - Cornell Big Red (NCAA)
Gabriel Fortier (F) - Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
Cole Guttman (F) - U. Denver PIoneers (NCAA)
Cole Koepke (F) - U. Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (NCAA)