Erik Felde, Josh Lunden, Trevor Hunt, Kevin Clark, Ken Selby, Ryan Berry and Kane Lafranchise are all contributing nicely early in the playoffs for their respective teams. Here's the latest ...
Since Josh and Trevor both play for Chilliwack I'll start with them. Chilliwack defeated Powell River tonight (Wednesday) to win their first round 7 game series 4-1. Their second round series starts this weekend vs. Burnaby. Trevor is currently 11th in playoff scoring league-wide among all players with 2g-6a and is second among defensemen. Josh is 15th in the playoffs with 1g-6a. Josh finished the regular season with 81 points (34g-47a) in 56 games for 5th overall in the league. Trevor finished as the 3rd leading scorer among defensemen and 36th overall with 57 points (15g-42a) in 56 games.
Erik Felde finished 6th in scoring right behind Josh with 81 points (32g-49a) in 61 games. Vernon has also advanced to the second round with a 4 games to 1 series win over Prince George on Wednesday evening. Erik's playoff numbers so far are 8 points (6g-2a) in 5 games.
Kevin Clark and the Winnipeg South Blues advanced to the second round of the MJHL playoffs with a 4-1 series win over the Winkler Flyers. For the regular season Kevin finished 8th in scoring with 76 points (40g-36a) in 50 games(4th in goals). Even though I urged him along in his battle for the penalty minutes title he sadly finished only 6th in the league with 250 minutes. I'm sure he tried hard and that's what matters.
Ken Selby and the Dauphin Kings advanced to the second round with a 3-0 victory in game six earlier this evening over the Portage Terriers. Ken has 3 goals in 6 playoff games. For the regular season he finished with 66 points (36g-30a) in 62 games.
Ryan Berry, Kane Lafranchise and the Spruce Grove Saints have advanced to the third round after SWEEPING both the Fort Saskatchewan Traders in a first round best of five and the Drayton Valley Thunder in a second round best of seven series. For the season Ryan finished as the leading defensive scorer on the team with 30 points (9g-21a) in 59 games. Kane was second among defensemen on the team with 20 points (7g-13a) in 60 games. For the playoffs Ryan has 7 points (4g-3a) in 7 games and Kane has 5 points (1g-4a) in 7 games.
Pretty good stuff.