Ice beats Warriors 6-3 to reach Eastern Conference final
WINNIPEG — Matthew Savoie scored twice as the Winnipeg Ice beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3 on Friday in Game 5 of their second-round series to advance to the WHL Eastern Conference Finals .
Mikey Milne added a goal and two assists in the win.
Ryder Korczak, Thomas Tien and Atley Calvert scored for Moose Jaw.
Korczak and Tien gave the Warriors a 2-0 advantage at 15:52 in the first period, but a Zachary Benson goal at 17:04 seemed to break the ice as they started the second period trailing 2-1 and left her in the lead 4-3.
Winnipeg will face the Edmonton Oil Kings in the conference final.
It’s a battle between the top two teams in the WHL this season.
The Ice finished the regular season with a league-best 111 points, while the Oil Kings had the second-best record, with 104 points.
Elsewhere Friday around the WHL playoffs, Vancouver managed to avoid elimination as Zack Ostapchuk capitalized on a four-point night to lead the Giants to a 5-2 victory and force a Game 6 Sunday at Langley. .
And the Portland Winterhawks took a 3-1 series lead over the Seattle Thunderbirds with a 5-1 rout. Cross Hanas scored a hat trick in Portland’s win. The Winterhawks will try to defeat the Thunderbirds on Saturday at home.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 13, 2022.