Of prospect-related playoff note:
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…
And Grand Rapids Griffins captain Matt Ford spoke with DetroitRedWings.com’s Arthur J. Regner in the latest “Red and White Authority” podcast:
Matthew Ford the captain of the @griffinshockey previews the AHL playoffs and offers his assessment of Detroit’s top prospects on Episode 56 of The Red and White Authority –> https://t.co/OWmKSB32ms pic.twitter.com/HobaG0y9BG
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 17, 2018
Update: In the video department, Fox 17 spoke with the Griffins’ Ben Street, coach Nelson and Evgeny Svechnikov on Tuesday: