An age-old hockey question will be asked again this playoff year: would you rather come into a series winning late and carrying momentum? Or would you rather be well-rested and ready?
Both QMJHL semi-final series feature teams that will attempt to answer these questions.
All the favourites from the previous series advanced to the semi-finals in the QMJHL, but two teams took a heck of a battle to get here.
The Val-d’Or Foreurs overcame a 3-0 series deficit over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to defeat them in seven games in overtime. The Moncton Wildcats overcame a 2-0 series deficit to dispatch the Halifax Mooseheads in seven.
The Rimouski Oceanic and the Quebec Remparts both have extended breaks coming into the next series, so both matchups feature a well-rested team. The long-standing battle of rest versus momentum carries on.
The 2015 Memorial Cup hosts are still alive, handling the young upstart Charlottetown Islanders in a four game sweep after having trouble with the Cape BretonRead More »from QMJHL’s semifinal preview: Rested versus restless in Q’s third round