Remparts and Mooseheads Set to Faceoff


Halifax Moosehead Nathan MacKinnon and Quebec Rempart Mikhail Grigorenko

The Halifax Mooseheads and the Quebec Remparts will faceoff in what promises to be an exciting second round series (photo credit: Richard Lafortune)

It will be unofficial preview of the 2013 QMJHL finals. The Halifax Mooseheads will face the Quebec Remparts in the second round of the QMJHL playoffs. Both clubs are coming off first round sweeps and can brag about relatively young lineups that are pushing this season and will be expected to be even stronger next year.

Halifax dispated the Moncton Wildcats with relative ease. The only adversity faced by the club came in the final game of the series when they found themselves down by three early. But the youthfull Moose battlked back and ended up clinching the series in overtime. Strong indications fo a team learning what it takes to win in the playoffs.

Their second round opponent will offer a much stiffer test however. The Remparts similarly defeated their frst round opponent, the Drummondville Volitgeurs, fairly easily, only getting pushed to overtime in the final game.

Halifax ended the regular season with the edge in the head-to-head series 3-1. Each game was won by the hometeam which bodes well for the Remparts who are seeded fifth with 93 points while the Mooseheads finished sixth with 85.

It was an intense series thoughout the regular season and that intensity should be ratcheted up for the playoffs. The highlight, at least from a Halifax point of view, was a five goal game from Nathan MacKinnon in the December 3rd 6-4 victory.

Game #1: Friday, April 6th
Halifax vs Quebec @8pm
Colisee Pepsi

Game #2: Saturday, April 7th
Halifax vs Quebec @8pm
Colisee Pepsi

Game #3: Tuesday, April 10th
Quebec vs Halifax @7pm
Halifax Metro Centre

Game #4: Wednesday, April 11th
Quebec vs Halifax @ 7pm
Halifax Metro Centre

*Game #5: Friday, April 13th
Quebec vs Halifax @7pm
Halifax Metro Centre

*Game #6: Monday, April 16th
Halifax vs Quebec @8pm
Colisee Pepsi

*Game #7: Tuesday, April 17th
Halifax vs Quebec @8pm
Colisee Pepsi

*If necessary

I’d suggest you get your tickets early as they could go quickly. It should be a great series.


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