Playoff berths are still up for grabs in all three leagues as the Ontario Hockey League ends regular season play Sunday, while the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League end their regular season schedules on Tuesday.
Playoff action in all three leagues will begin late next week. The OHL is scheduled to start March 21 while the WHL and the QMJHL will begin first round games the next night. You can follow all of the playoff races at the official website of the CHL, www.chl.ca.
Listed below are the full schedules of all remaining games in the three leagues as we head into the final few days of the regular season. On Monday the final Bank of Montreal MasterCard CHL Top 10 ranking will be announced, as there will be just eight CHL games slated for Tuesday night and none on Monday.
The three league champions will join the host Guelph Storm at the 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup, May 18-26, 2002, at the Guelph Sports and Entertainment Centre. If Guelph wins the OHL title, then the OHL finalists will also participate to ensure a four-team tournament.
Remember to follow all of the action leading up to the 2002 MasterCard Memorial Cup at the official website of the CHL, www.chl.ca, with a new MasterCard Memorial Cup section starting next week.
ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE
Here is the remainder of the OHL regular season schedule. There are nine games on Friday night, five games on Saturday night and another seven games Sunday, the last night of the OHL regular season.
Friday: Brampton at Erie (6), Owen Sound at Guelph, Belleville at Kingston, Plymouth (2) at Kitchener, Windsor at London, Barrie at Ottawa, Sarnia at Sault Ste. Marie (9), Toronto St. Michael's (8) at Sudbury, Peterborough at Oshawa.
Saturday: Toronto St. Michael's (8) at North Bay, Kitchener at Erie (6), Guelph at Owen Sound, Windsor at Plymouth (2), London at Sarnia.
Sunday: Sudbury at Ottawa, Belleville at Toronto St. Michael's (8), Guelph at Brampton, Barrie at Kingston, Peterborough at North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie (9) at Erie (6), Mississauga at Oshawa.
There was one game in the OHL Thursday night as Windsor defeated London 4-2.
At Windsor, David Bowman scored the game-winning goal early in the third period to lead the Spitfires to victory. Steve Ott added one goal and one assist to the Windsor offense while Rick Nash scored his 32nd goal of the season for the Knights.
WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Here is the remainder of the WHL regular season schedule. There are nine games on Friday, seven games on Saturday, six games on Sunday and one game on Tuesday night to end the season. The playoffs begin Friday, March 22.
Friday: Swift Current (4) at Lethbridge, Moose Jaw at Regina, Tri-City at Spokane, Seattle at Portland, Vancouver at Kelowna, Medicine Hat at Brandon (7), Prince George at Kamloops, Kootenay at Red Deer (1), Prince Albert at Saskatoon.
Saturday: Red Deer (1) at Kootenay, Kamloops at Vancouver, Prince George at Kelowna, Portland at Seattle, Prince Albert at Brandon (7), Regina at Moose Jaw, Spokane at Tri-City.
Sunday: Calgary at Lethbridge, Swift Current (4) at Saskatoon, Medicine Hat at Regina, Tri-City at Vancouver, Spokane at Portland, Prince George at Seattle.
Tuesday: Red Deer at Calgary.
There were no games in the WHL Thursday night.
QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Here is the remainder of the QMJHL schedule. There are seven games Friday night, two games Saturday night, six games on Sunday and eight games on Tuesday night, the final night of the QMJHL regular season schedule.
Friday: Halifax at Acadie-Bathurst (3), Baie-Comeau at Chicoutimi, Moncton at Cape Breton (10), Rimouski at Quebec, Val-d'Or at Shawinigan, Drummondville at Sherbrooke, Montreal at Victoriaville.
Saturday: Rouyn-Noranda at Hull, Val-d'Or at Drummondville.
Sunday: Rouyn-Noranda at Montreal, Halifax at Moncton, Chicoutimi at Rimouski, Baie-Comeau at Quebec, Victoriaville at Shawinigan (5), Hull at Sherbrooke.
Tuesday: Victoriaville at Drummondville, Cape Breton (10) at Halifax, Val-d'Or at Rouyn-Noranda, Moncton at Acadie-Bathurst (3), Rimouski at Baie-Comeau, Shawinigan (5) at Sherbrooke, Montreal at Hull, Quebec at Chicoutimi.
There are no games in the QMJHL on Thursday night.
For complete QMJHL statistics and standings, visit the official QMJHL site.