Sunday, March 29, 2009

3/29 Recap: Ennis helps Tigers claw to game seven

In the WHL, Tyler Ennis (+1) had a pair of assists as Medicine Hat staved off elimination in a 3-0 home-ice shutout of Swift Current. With the Ennis line seeing loads of time despite his six minutes in penalties, the quick-footed Edmontonian remains atop the WHL playoffs in goals (8) and points (11). The clubs will travel back to Swift for Tuesday night's deciding Game Seven. T.J. Brennan (-1) had five shots on goal and three of his team's five blocks as Montreal advanced to the second round of the QMJHL playoffs with a 4-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda. The New Jersey native had 10 points (4+6) in the six-game set, good for second in playoff scoring for Q defensemen behind '09 eligible Dmitry Kulikov (12). Winning the series by a 4-2 count, the Juniors move on to face #1 seed Drummondville. In the NCAA, Vermont anxiously watched as top-ranked Boston University got a goal with :15 to play to edge UNH, 2-1. The Terriers win advances them to Washington, DC for the Frozen Four national semifinals where they will square off with first-year defenseman Drew MacKenzie and the Catamounts on Thursday, April 9th.