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AHL Playoffs: Semi-Finals

The AHL semi-finals have completed.  Look back on my summaries of the first and second rounds.  Here are the third round results:

St John's IceCaps defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 games to two.   St John's is the Winnipeg Jets farm affiliate and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton belongs to Pittsburgh.  St John's has been led by playoff scoring leader Andrew Gordon and Eric O'Dell offensively.  Will O'Neill and Zach Raymond have made significant contributions from defence.  Michael Hutchinson is posting a magnificant .946 saves percentage so far in the playoffs for the IceCaps.  The Penguins have been led by Chuck Kobasew and Conor Sheary, with Brian Dumoulin leading their defence and Peter Mannino in goal.

Texas Stars defeat Toronto Marlies 4 games to 3.  Texas is the Dallas Stars minor league affiliate and the Marlies belong to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Texas was led by Mike Hedden and Travis Morin offensively, Derek Meech has been a strong competitor from defence and Cristopher Nilstorp has been their goaltender.  Toronto's offence has come from Peter Holland and Jerry D'Amigo, TJ Brennan has been a strong performer on defence and Drew MacIntyre posted a strong .941 saves percentage.

The finals will see St John's facing Texas.  They begin on Sunday.

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