Of playoff-related prospect note:
In the OHL, Kaden Fulcher stopped 24 of 27 shots as his Hamilton Bulldogs won 4-2 over the Niagara IceDogs.
Fulcher was named the game’s third star, and Hamilton now leads Niagara 3 games to 1 in the teams’ second-round series;
Jordan Sambrook finished even with 2 shots in the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ 5-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack.
Sault Ste. Marie tied the second-round series at 2 games apiece;
And in the WHL, Michael Rasmusssen only had an assist on the game-winning goal, finishing +2 with 6 shots as his Tri-City Americans won 5-3 over the Victoria Royals.
Tri-City swept the second-round series, advancing to the WHL’s Western Conference Final…
And Rasmussen now has 10 goals, 14 assists and 24 points over the course of 8 playoff games played, with a +15;
Lane Zablocki had a rough night for Victoria, finishing at -2 with 3 shots and a 3-for-6 faceoff record. It’s possible that the Wings might assign Zablocki to the Grand Rapids Griffins to give him some AHL playoff experience.
Zablocki, a checking forward, ended the year with 12 goals, 19 assists and 31 points registered over the course of 65 games played with the Red Deer Rebels, Lethbridge Hurricanes and Victoria, accumulating 105 penalty minutes.