Draft stuff: Reinhart rolling; Barbashev shows effort

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, March 28, 2014 | 3/28/2014

Sam Reinhart continued to build his impressive postseason resume Thursday, scoring a goal and four assists to lead Kootenay to a 6-5 victory over Calgary in Game 5 of the WHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal. Reinhart leads the league with 14 points (5+9) as Kootenay has gotten out to a 3-2 series advantage. Perhaps the biggest stat of all is Reinhart's line of 25-44-69 in 32 games since returning from the 2014 World Junior Championship.



Michael Dal Colle finished off the rush for his fifth goal of the playoffs as Oshawa eliminated Mississauga with a 4-3 overtime victory. Dal Colle ripped it up in the first round with 10 points in the four-game sweep. Hunter Smith, who snuck into the 2013 draft by four days but went unselected, scored in overtime to seal the deal. The 6-foot-6 winger posted 10 points (2+8) in the series following a 40-point (16+24) regular season.



In the QMJHL, Ivan Barbashev scored two goals including one of of a great effort for the game winner as Moncton stayed alive with a 3-2 victory over Blainville-Boisbriand in Game 5 of their series. The hard-working winger has four goals and nine points through the five games. The Wildcats trail the Armada 3-2 with Game Six set for Sunday.



Nicolas Aube-Kubel connected for this first two goals of the playoffs as Val-d'Or advanced to the second round with an 8-2 trouncing of Acadie-Bathurst. A likely second-third round selection in June, Aube-Kubel scored 22 goals and 53 points during the regular season.



Nikolaj Ehlers capped the first round with a pair of goals as Halifax moved on with a 11-3 trouncing of Charlottetown. Ehlers tuned the Islanders with four goals and 10 points in the four games while riding wing on a line with Tampa prospect Jonathan Drouin. In 67 regular season and playoffs combined, Ehlers has produced 53 goals and 114 points.



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