Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Richard, Foreurs beat Oil Kings in 2OT

The Vancouver Giants have received more than 100 resumes as they search to replace Don Hay, who left after 10 years as head coach and now is with the Kamloops Blazers. . . . Jay Janower of Global TV reports that the Giants’ management team has a five-man shortlist that includes three AHL coaches and two coaches who are involved at the Memorial Cup. . . . Janower’s two-minute report is right here.
NHLD Anton Cederholm of the Portland Winterhawks has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. They selected him in the fifth round of the NHL’s 2013 draft. Cederholm, from Helsingborg, Sweden, had 16 points, four of them goals, in 71 regular-season games this season. He had five points, including two goals, in 21 playoff games. Cederholm is preparing for his 19-year-old season with Portland.
ECHLThe ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers have been granted a voluntary suspension by the league’s board of governors, so won’t operate in 2014-15. . . . All Las Vegas players on ECHL contracts became unrestricted free agents with the announcement. . . . The Wranglers weren’t able to find a place to play next season. . . . John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun has more right here.
USHLThe Indiana Ice won the USHL championship -- the Clark Cup -- on Tuesday night and then skated off into the sunset. . . . The Ice beat the host Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2 to win the best-of-five final, 3-2. . . . The Ice franchise now goes dormant as it wasn’t able to find a place to play in 2014-15. The USHL plans to hold a dispersal draft of players on the Ice roster.
OHLPaul McFarland is the new head coach of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs. He had been on the Oshawa Generals’ coaching staff for two seasons as an assistant coach. . . . McFarland, 28, won a Memorial Cup as a player with the Kitchener Rangers in 2003. . . . With the Frontenacs, he replaces Todd Gill, whose contract wasn’t renewed after the team blew a 3-0 lead in a first-round playoff series and lost to the Peterborough Petes in seven games. . . . Doug Graham of the Kingston Whig-Standard has more right here.

(at London, Ont., all times Eastern)
(all games televised by Sportsnet)
Friday: Val-d’Or 1, London 0 (8,863)
Saturday: Guelph 5, Edmonton 2 (8,842)
Sunday: Edmonton 5, London 2 (8,863)
Monday: Guelph 6, Val-d’Or 3 (8,796)
Tuesday: Val-d’Or 4, Edmonton 3 (2OT) (8,745)
Wednesday: London vs. Guelph, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Tiebreaker, if necessary, 7 p.m.
Friday: Semifinal, 7 p.m.
Saturday: No game scheduled.
Sunday: Final, 4 p.m.

F Anthony Richard of the Val-d’Or Foreurs scored at 1:15 of the second OT period to give his guys a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings. . . . The last game of the round-robin is scheduled for tonight, with the host London Knights meeting the OHL-champion Guelph Storm. . . . The Storm already has clinched a berth in Sunday’s final. . . . A Guelph victory tonight means Edmonton and Val-d’Or will have a rematch in Friday’s semifinal game. . . . A London victory tonight will send the Knights into a Thursday tiebreaker against Edmonton. . . . "Right now, we know our fate. The kids are tired. Both teams battled hard," Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal said on the team’s website. "Both goaltenders played pretty well, I thought, but at the end of the day I thought we deserved the better fate." . . . The Oil Kings outshot the Foreurs, 50-33, and held a 3-2 lead with fewer than four minutes left in the third period. . . . Val-d’Or F Samuel Henley forced OT when he got the puck to the net and slid a backhander along the ice and just inside a post with 4:11 left in the third period. . . . With 15 minutes left in the third period, the Oil Kings held a 34-14 edge in shots, but Foreurs G Antoine Bibeau stood tall. . . . Included in Bibeau’s effort was a stop on a first-period penalty shot by F Edgars Kulda. Edmonton held a 2-0 lead at the time, on goals from F Reid Petryk and F Curtis Lazar, the latter via the PP. . . . "We got out to an early lead and didn't think we were playing all that particularly well, but I think that penalty shot miss by Eddie Kulda might have been the change in the game," Laxdal said. . . . F Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant got the Foreurs on the board at 17:04 of the first period, tipping in a point shot by D Ryan Graves. . . . Edmonton dominated play early in the second period but surrendered a shorthanded goal to Val-d’Or F Pierre-Maxime Poudrier at 9:38. . . . Edmonton F Henrik Samuelsson restored his club’s lead at 5:46 of the third period, but the Oil Kings weren’t able to hold it. . . . Bibeau stopped 47 shots. . . . Edmonton G Tristan Jarry turned aside 29 shots. . . . Edmonton was 1-for-3 on the PP and now is 2-for-16 in three games. . . . The Foreurs were 0-for-2. . . . Val-d’Or played without D Guillaume Gelinas, who suffered a knee injury in Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Storm. Gelinas was named the QMJHL’s top defenceman. . . . Guelph D Chadd Bauman received a kneeing major on the play on which Gelinas was injured. Bauman had yet to be suspended as the sun set on Tuesday’s action.

From F Tayler Thompson (@TommyToey) of the RBC Cup-champion Yorkton Terriers: “So now that I'm an RBC cup champ what's the chances we can just forget about those bank payments I owe you guys? @RBC_Canada”

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