Friday, April 2, 2010

'Tips out of playoffs, Ams & Winterhawks advance; Shane Harper leaps to AHL

                                               Shane Harper (Photo Courtesy: Frank Dienes III/Everett Silvertips)

We begin this week with a big CONGRATULATIONS to Everett Silvertips forward SHANE HARPER, who just joined the Adirondack Phantoms, after signing an entry-level contract with the Phantoms' NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers. Shane flew to Adirondack after the Silvertips lost Game 7 in the first round of the WHL playoffs to the Kelowna Rockets.  The Phantoms are excited to have Harps in their lineup, as they well should be! He finished the regular season with a whopping 42 goals and 38 assists for 80 points, then continued to light a fire under the 'Tips in the playoffs with 6 goals and 4 assists. You can read the Phantoms' news release about acquiring Harper & D-man Erik Gustafsson from Northern Michigan University. Just click here.

Speaking of WHL playoffs, round 2 is set and two US Division teams are still in the fight. The Tri City Americans take on Kelowna in Games 1 and 2 tonight and tomorrow night in Kennewick. The puck drops at 7:05pm both nights. Tickets are available and I've made it easy for you to get them. Just click here to be linked to the Ams homepage!

The Portland Winterhawks will host the Vancouver Giants tomorrow and Sunday at Memorial Coliseum in the Rose City. Game 1 starts at 7pm. Game 2 starts at 5pm. To get tickets, just click here to be linked to the Winterhawks' website.

You can watch these and ALL WHL playoff games online at the WHL's website. Just click here to check it out.

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