Prospect playoff round-up: Sambrook’s Greyhounds advance to OHL conference final; interviews with Griffins coach Todd Nelson, captain Matt Ford

Of prospect-related playoff note:

In game action, in the OHL, Jordan Sambrook had an assist and finished at +1 in the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ 9-7 victory over the Erie Otters. You can watch highlights of the game here;

Sault Ste. Marie advances to the OHL’s Western Conference Final, where they will play Givani Smith’s Kitchener Rangers starting on Friday the 20th;

In the OHL’s Eastern Conference, Kaden Fulcher’s Hamilton Bulldogs will battle the Kingston Frontenacs, starting tonight, Wednesday, April 18th.

In the USHL, the Filip Larsson-less Tri-City Storm lost 5-1 to the Fargo Force, losing the first game of a best-of-3 first-round series;

In the AHL, in the multimedia department, the Grand Rapids Griffins are preparing to open a 5-game first-round playoff series against the Manitoba Moose on Saturday and Sunday in Winnipeg.

On Tuesday, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Todd Nelson appeared on ESPN 96.1 FM’s Big Drew and Jim Show, discussing his team’s tasks at hand…

Listen to “Todd Nelson – Grand Rapids Griffins Head Coach (4/17/18)” on Spreaker.

And Grand Rapids Griffins captain Matt Ford spoke with’s Arthur J. Regner in the latest “Red and White Authority” podcast:

Update: In the video department, Fox 17 spoke with the Griffins’ Ben Street, coach Nelson and Evgeny Svechnikov on Tuesday:


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