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2019 KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS – CONFERENCE FINALS

FLORIDA EVERBLADES (1st SOUTH) vs. NEWFOUNDLAND GROWLERS (1st North)

GAME 1: Friday, May 10 (9 PM NST) – HERTZ ARENA

GAME 2: Saturday, May 11 (8:30 PM NST) – HERTZ ARENA

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The Newfoundland Growlers continue their quest for the Kelly Cup this weekend in the Conference Finals against the Florida Everblades, ECHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. The Growlers first-ever regular season ECHL game was played against the Everblades, a 3-2 victory at Mile One Centre on October 12th.

EVERBLADES PLAYOFF LEADERS

G: Blake Winiecki (8)
A: Matt Finn (8)
PTS: Winiecki/John McCarron (12)
+/-: Ben Masella (+11)
SH: Wineicki (39)
GAA: Callum Booth (1.14)
SV%: Booth (.960)

GROWLERS PLAYOFF LEADERS

G: Zach O'Brien (10)
A: Brady Ferguson (9)
PTS: Zach O'Brien (18)
+/-: Zach O'Brien (+5)
SH: Zach O'Brien (61)
GAA: Michael Garteig (2.42)
SV%: Michael Garteig (.923)

LAST GAME

The Newfoundland Growlers punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals with a commanding 5-1 victory over the Manchester Monarchs to take the North Division Finals series 4-2. Zach O’Brien chipped in with a hat trick and Growlers goalie Michael Garteig put on a strong performance with 36 saves.

QUICK HITS

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers are 6-1 on home ice in the playoffs
  • Zach O’Brien recorded 13 points in his last 6 games, recording 18 points in the postseason to date
  • Michael Garteig carries a 0.923 save percentage and 2.42 goals against average into the Conference Finals

Florida

  • The Everblades have advanced to the Conference Finals for the second consecutive season
  • John Mccarron and Blake Winiecki lead the team with 12 points each
  • Callum Booth has been stellar in the Florida net, rocking a 1.14 GAA and .960 save percentage in 7 games

PREVIOUS MATCHUP

October 13 – 3-2 Florida Everblades

Mitch Vandergunst scored the winner as the Florida Everblades defeated the Newfoundland Growlers 3-2. The two teams only met twice during the regular season, on October 12 and 13th, both games at Mile One Centre. The Growlers came up on top of the October 12th matchup by the score of 3-2, the winning goaltender that night; Eamon McAdam.