#4 Halifax Mooseheads vs #13 Baie-Comeau Drakkar
HALIFAX – It’s playoff time! A year can change a whole lot in junior hockey. After finishing fifteenth in the league last season, the Mooseheads almost won the division title this year but a loss in the last game gave the Acadie-Bathurst Titan the division. With home ice advantage for this round, Halifax will host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar when the playoff series begins on Friday. These two teams are old foes in the playoffs having played each other in three different playoff series, including a very entertaining 5 game series back in 2013 where Halifax won the club’s first President’s Cup. Should be an exciting series.
BATTLE OF BROTHERS – One story line going into this series is that this will be the first and only battle in the post-season between the Fortier brothers, Max and Gabriel. The younger brother, Gabe is in his second year with the Drakkar and had a pretty good season with the club recording 59 points, good enough for 4th on the team.
HEAD-TO-HEAD ~ all-time: 62 games 30-21-5-3-3; this season: 2 games 1-1-0-0; playoffs: 12 games 12-6-0-0
LAST GAME – Halifax is coming off a 5-4 loss to Acadie-Bathurst Titan to end the regular season while Baie-Comeau finished the year with a defeat as well, losing to the Victoriaville Tigres 3-1.
Playoff tickets for both games in Moose Country this weekend have already gone on sale at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office. You can buy them there, at the Mooseheads Shop in Scotia Square, select Superstores, http://www.ticketatlantic.com and by calling (902) 451-1221
Friday March 23 @ 7:00pm at Scotiabank Centre ~ Halifax, NS
Saturday March 24 @ 7:00pm at Scotiabank Centre ~ Halifax, NS
Tuesday March 27 @ 8:30pm at Centre Henry-Leonard ~ Baie-Comeau, QC
Wednesday March 28 @ 8:30pm at Centre Henry-Leonard ~ Baie-Comeau, QC
Friday March 30 @ 8:30pm at Centre Henry-Leonard ~ Baie-Comeau, QC
Monday April 2 @ 7:00pm at Scotiabank Centre ~ Halifax, NS
Tuesday April 3 @ 7:00pm at Scotiabank Centre ~ Halifax, NS