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Playoffs – Round 2 Preview and Schedule

(1)    Portage Terriers vs. (5) Winnipeg Blues

The Portage Terriers and Winnipeg Blues are set to meet in the MJHL Playoffs for the first time since 2012. That year the Terriers beat Winnipeg in six contests en route to an MJHL title over the Winnipeg Saints in the next round. This year the season series was owned by Portage who went 6-0-0 against Winnipeg. The last time the Blues and Terriers met during the campaign was in early January, the game had Portage winning 8-1. The Terriers have not lost in regulation in 2016 and are currently on a 24 game winning streak.  

SCHEDULE

GM 1 – Friday Mar. 25 – Winnipeg @ Portage – 7:30pm
GM 2 – Monday Mar. 28 – Portage @ Winnipeg – 7:00pm
GM 3 – Wednesday Mar. 30 – Winnipeg @ Portage – 7:30pm
GM 4 – Friday Apr. 1 – Portage @ Winnipeg – 7:00pm
*GM 5 – Sunday Apr. 3 – Winnipeg @ Portage – 7:30pm
*GM 6 – Monday Apr. 4 – Portage @ Winnipeg – 7:00pm
*GM 7 – Wednesday Apr. 6 – Winnipeg @ Portage – 7:30pm

Key Playoff Stats

Goals For Average

Terriers: 6.25
Blues: 2.57

Goals Against Average

Terriers: 2.50
Blues: 2.57

Power Play (Out of teams remaining)

Terriers: 24.57% (3rd)
Blues: 28.00% (2nd)

Penalty Kill (Out of teams remaining)

Terriers: 88.80% (1st)
Blues: 87.18% (2nd)

Portage’s Top 3 Playoff Scorers

1. Brad Bowles (2G, 7A = 9 PTS)
2. Michael Knaub (1G, 7A = 8 PTS)
3. Jeremy Leipsic (3G, 4A = 7 PTS)

Winnipeg’s Top 3 Playoff Scorers

1. Reid Stefanson (2G, 6A = 8 PTS)
T2. Tyler Edwards (3G, 3A = 6 PTS)
T2. Taeron Lewis (3G, 3A = 6 PTS)

 

(2)    Steinbach Pistons vs. (3) Winkler Flyers

The season series between the Steinbach Pistons and Winkler Flyers is likely one you won’t be able to get much information out of because the bulk of the contests between the two clubs were at the start of the season. The last time Winkler and Steinbach met was at the start of December. Regardless, the two teams had some good battles and ended up splitting their season series going 3-2-1 against each other. All the stats and storylines point to this best-of-seven series going the distance. Winkler has yet to give up a goal against on the Penalty Kill and have scored shorthanded three times.  

SCHEDULE

GM 1 – Thursday Mar. 24 – Winkler @ Steinbach – 7:30pm
GM 2 – Saturday Mar. 26 – Steinbach @ Winkler – 8:00pm
GM 3 – Tuesday Mar. 29 – Winkler @ Steinbach – 7:30pm
GM 4 – Friday Apr. 1 – Steinbach @ Winkler – 7:30pm
*GM 5 – Sunday Apr. 3 – Winkler @ Steinbach – 7:30pm
*GM 6 – Tuesday Apr. 5 – Steinbach @ Winkler – 7:30pm
*GM 7 – Wednesday Apr. 6 – Winkler @ Steinbach – 7:30pm

Key Playoff Stats

Goals For Average

Pistons: 5.25
Flyers: 3.20

Goals Against Average

Pistons: 2.25
Flyers: 1.60

Power Play (Out of teams remaining)

Pistons: 37.04% (1st)
Flyers: 14.29% (4th)

Penalty Kill (Out of teams remaining)

Pistons: 73.91% (4th)
Flyers: 100% (1st)

Steinbach’s Top 3 Playoff Scorers

1. Cole Smith (3G, 5A = 8 PTS)
2. Daniel Taillefer (2G, 5A = 7 PTS)
T3. Mackenzie Graham (4G, 2A = 6 PTS)

Winkler’s Top 3 Playoff Scorers

1. Tristan Keck (4G, 2A = 6 PTS)
T2. Scott Gall (2G, 2A = 4 PTS)
T2. Connor Hamonic (1G, 3A = 4 PTS)