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2019 AJHL INTER PIPELINE CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEW - Round 1, Game 5
Posted March 13th, 2019 @ 2:14 am

Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography

 

Mackenzie Grafton

Calgary, AB – Handshakes are inevitable in the finale to what has been an incredible first round of the AJHL playoffs, both for the league and your Mustangs.

2019 Inter Pipeline AJHL Playoffs – Game 5

Wed, Mar. 13, 7:00PM: Calgary Mustangs @ Camrose Kodiaks - Encana Arena

CALGARY MUSTANGS

Powerplay: 13.04% (9th)
Penalty Kill: 63.64% (12th)
Leading Scorer: Chase Miller: 4GP, 2G, 5A
Goaltending: Ashton Abel, 4GP, 2W, 2L, 0.881 SV%, 3.75 GAA

Players to Watch:
Chase Miller has seven points in four playoff games and extends his point streak to nine
games.
Liam Freeborn has three goals and six points and scored the game winner in game four.

CAMROSE KODIAKS

Powerplay: 36.36% (1st)
Penalty Kill: 86.96% (4th)
Leading Scorer: Cody Laskosky, 4GP, 4G, 3A
Goaltending: Griffin Bowerman, 4GP, 2W, 2L, 0.903 SV%, 3.55GAA

Players to Watch:
Cody Laskosky leads his team with four goals and has seven points in four playoff games.
Kyler Kupka has three goals and four assists and is tied for the point lead on the Kodiaks.

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Road to Game Five:

It has been a wild series between these two teams in round one; game one saw a huge 7-2 win for the Camrose Kodiaks. In game two the Calgary Mustangs would respond and put up seven goals of their own in a 7-3 victory. In game three the Kodiaks would win 4-3 in an overtime thriller to take a 2-1 series. The Mustangs then came into game four with their backs against the wall, but would be leading 3-1 heading into the third period. Midway into the third, the Kodiaks scored two goals in 41 seconds to tie the game at 3-3. The game looked to be heading to overtime until Liam Freeborn put a rebound over the blocker of Griffin Bowerman with 3:05 to play. Tyler Lentz would add an empty net goal and the Mustangs would hold on to snag the win; Calgary ended up forcing the decisive game five with that 5-3 win over the Camrose Kodiaks on Monday.

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