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PROSPECT PLAYOFF UPDATE

Wednesday, 05.9.2012 / 11:59 AM ET
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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BEYOND THE BOARDS

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
EDMONTON vs. PORTLAND (TIED 2-2)
Rhett Rachinski scored 9:07 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oil Kings a 4-3 win in Game 4 last night in Portland, evening their WHL Championship series at 2-2. Mark Pysyk picked up an assist on Stephane Legault’s second period goal, giving him two points (0+2) in the series. Pysyk has nine points (2+7) in 17 playoff games, along with a plus-five rating and 12 PIMs.

* Game 4 highlights and post-game interviews (courtesy of EdmontonOilers.com)
* Game 4 Scoring Summary

UP NEXT: Game 5 - Thursday @ Edmonton, 9 p.m. ET (Listen Live)


ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
NIAGARA vs. LONDON (LONDON LEADS 2-1)
The London Knights have won two straight, and they are looking to take a stranglehold on the OHL Championship series tonight when Game 4 is played in St. Catharines. Niagara won the first game in double OT on a goal by Dougie Hamilton, but the Knights bounced back with consecutive wins to take a 2-1 series lead. Steven Shipley’s assist on Brett Ritchie’s power play goal in Game Three was his first point in six games, giving him eight points (5+3) in 18 games.

UP NEXT: Game 4 - Tonight @ Gatorade Garden City Complex in St. Catharines, 7 p.m. (Listen Live)


QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
RIMOUSKI vs. SAINT JOHN (SAINT JOHN LEADS 2-0)
The Rimouski Oceanic and Saint John Sea Dogs have played a pair of 3-2 games to start their QMJHL Presidents Cup series, but the top-ranked Sea Dogs have had the upper hand in both contests to take a 2-0 lead heading into tonight’s Game 3 in Rimouski. Jerome Gauthier-Leduc has recorded an assist in each game, and he now leads all QMJHL defensemen with 17 points (8+9) in 19 games this spring for the Oceanic.

UP NEXT: Game 3 - Tonight @ Rimouski, 7:30 p.m. (Listen Live)
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