It was a winning weekend for both Brad Ross and Greg McKegg as their junior teams rebounded from Game 1 losses.
McKegg and the London Knights evened the series with a 5-3 Game 2 win. McKegg recorded an assist and was a plus one giving him two points in the first two games of the series. He was injured during the last round but he has produced at just less than a point a game pace as he has 11 points in 12 playoff games this year. The two teams are back in action for Game 3 tonight in London.
In the WHL, Ross and the Portland Winterhawks have won the last two games to now have a 2-1 series lead over the Edmonton Oil Kings. Ross hasn’t produced as he did earlier in the playoffs as he has just one point in the series. The two teams are off until Tuesday with Game 4 in Portland.
For more on Ross and the type of player he is, check out this story from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian.
The World Championships in Finland/Sweden began Friday with five Leafs representing their countries in the month long tournament. Here is a breakdown of how many points our five players have recorded heading into Monday afternoon’s action:
Dion Phaneuf - 3 games, +2, TOI: 20:42
Luke Schenn – 3 games, one assist, +3, TOI: 17:01
Nikolai Kulemin – 2 games, one goal, one assist, +2, TOI: 14:15
Joey Crabb – 2 games, one assist. +1, TOI: 12:04
Mikhail Grabovski – 2 games, TOI: 22:28