Calgary Bisons 6 - Airdrie Extreme 4 ( Calgary wins best of 5 series 3-0)The Calgary Bisons have moved on to the AMBHL provincial championships for the 2nd consecutive season after completing a best of 5 series sweep over Airdrie on Monday night. The Bisons will await their opponent from the North which will either be SSAC or Lloydminster. Last nights game was a see-saw affair with Airdrie holding a 4-3 lead after the second period due to 2 goals in a span of 30 seconds late in the 2nd on goals from Barrow and Giroux. In the 3rd, the Bisons would tie it up with Brayden Brown scoring his 3rd of the game and then Braylon Shmyr scored the GWG and Merkley salted it away with about 2 minutes remaining.
SSAC leads that best of 5 series 2-0 with game 3 to be played Friday night in Lloydminster and game 4 if necessary on Saturday, also in Lloydminster. If SSAC can wrap up that series, it will be the 2nd straight season the Bisons and SSAC meet in the final. Last year, SSAC earned a trip to westerns with a 3-1 series win in the best of 5.
Prince Albert Jr. Raiders 5 - Sask Valley Vipers 4 (Best of 3 series tied at 1-1)
The defending Saskatchewan bantam champion Prince Albert Jr. Raiders stay alive in the SBAAHL playoffs with a come from behind 5-4 victory on Monday night. Sask Valley held a 4-2 lead after the 2nd period after league scoring leader Terrell Draude scored his 2nd of the game. In the 3rd, Jordan Bryshun and Tanner Fiddler his 2nd tied things at 4-4 and then star forward Matthew Campese won it with just over 4 minutes remaining. Campese and Gunville each had 3 points for the Jr. Raiders. The 3rd and deciding game is Saturday night in Warman.
Tonight, the Balgonie Prairie Storm can punch a ticket to the SBAAHL South final with a win over the Regina Oilers. Melville and Weyburn will play game 2 of their South semi-final on Friday night in Melville.