Westland Insurance What we monitor – May 27, 2022 – WHL Network
The Conference Championships are coming to a head as we begin the last weekend of May. The Edmonton Oil Kings hold a 3-1 series lead against Winnipeg ICE in the Eastern Conference championship, while the Western Conference championship between the Kamloops Blazers and the Seattle Thunderbirds are tied at two games apiece. It’s Friday, so it’s time for What We’re Watching, presented by Westland Insurance!
— y — Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) May 27, 2022
THE KINGS OF OIL UNDER CONTROL
Back-to-back game-winning goals from Florida Panthers prospect Justin Sourdif helped the Edmonton Oil Kings advance to a 2022 WHL Championship Series game. Edmonton takes a 3-1 series lead in Game 5 on Friday (7:00 p.m. MT, Rogers Place), while Winnipeg ICE hopes to return the Eastern Conference championship to Friendly Manitoba for the Games 6 and 7. Five Oil Kings, including Arizona Coyotes first-rounder Dylan Guenther, are averaging a point per game or better in the series, while Winnipeg’s Owen Pederson has proven to be a consistent provider of attacks for ICE, scoring four times in four games.
— Kamloops Blazers (@blazerhockey) May 27, 2022
FIT TO BE KNOTTED
Game 5 of the Western Conference championship is Friday night in Kamloops (7 p.m. PT, Sandman Center) with the series at two games apiece. The Seattle Thunderbirds won Game 4 in overtime at home Wednesday night; Forward Nico Myatovic ended the procedure at 11:16 of extra time while Thunderbirds goalkeeper Thomas Milic stopped 35 shots. No doubt the Sandman Center will be buzzing on Friday night, and with the series now best-of-three, the only certainty is that Game 6 will take place on Sunday in Washington State. Oh, and if you’re planning on attending Friday’s game in Kamloops, the Blazers invite you to be in your seat before 7 p.m.!
The kid was made to score goals.
What Logan Stankoven does with it @blazerhockey this playoffs is nothing short of legendary.
4️⃣ hat tricks 🧢🧢🧢🧢
1️⃣4️⃣ playoff games
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 26, 2022
It’s hard to ignore how good Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven was in the 2022 WHL Playoffs. Forget points per game, the Dallas Stars prospect is averaging more than 1 GOAL per game. game (17 goals in 14 appearances), with a quartet of hat-tricks along the way. The Kamloops, B.C. product has a real chance of becoming the tenth player in WHL history to hit 20 goals in a single postseason (and the first since Portland’s Ty Rattie in 2013 ). The League record for goals in a single playoff campaign is 24, set by Blair Chapman of Saskatoon in 1976.