#WHLPlayoffs Three Stars: April 25, 2018
Wednesday’s edition of the Western Hockey League Three Stars featured another sweep for the Lethbridge Hurricanes as they bounced back from two road losses to tie up their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Championship at two games apiece.
2018 NHL Draft prospect Calen Addison led the offensive charge with a pair of goals in the victory, earning first star honours. The Brandon, Man. product scored Lethbridge’s fourth and fifth goals of the game. Through 14 games in the 2018 WHL Playoffs, Addison has 18 points (6G-12A), leading all WHL defencemen in goals and points.
Earning second star honours for the evening was forward Taylor Ross, who continued to provide offensive flair for the Hurricanes. The Kronau, Sask. product had a goal and an assist Wednesday to extend his point streak to four games, with seven points (1G-6A) in that span. Having been held off the score sheet in just one of his 14 games during the 2018 WHL Playoffs, Ross has continued to provide a significant offensive presence for the southern Alberta club. Ross is presently third on the team in scoring with 22 points (9G-13A) in the post-season.
Rounding out the three stars Friday was goaltender Logan Flodell, who stopped 25 of 26 shots to earn his second straight victory and move to a perfect 8-0 on home ice. Though his record in the series stands at 2-2, Flodell has been playing some especially sharp hockey, allowing just nine goals in 247:12 of action, giving him a 2.18 goals-against-average and .920 save percentage in the series. The goaltender from Regina, Sask. has a 10-4 record with one overtime loss, 2.60 GAA, .913 SV% and two shutouts in the 2018 WHL Playoffs.