Airdrie's Jake Neighbours and the Edmonton Oil Kings only need one more win over the Winnipeg ICE to claim the Eastern Conference Championship. The Oil Kings currently lead the series 3-1 with game five tonight (May 27).
Edmonton was able to get a tough game one win over Winnipeg in overtime. In game two, Winnipeg had a dominating performance, ultimately winning 5-1.
When the series shifted back to Edmonton, Neighbours and the Oil Kings showed their dominance. In game three, the Oil Kings were able to take the key win 4-3 in overtime. The Oil Kings are now only one win away after beating the ICE 4-2 in game four.
In the series, Neighbours has a total of four points, all of them being assists, one in game one and three in game three.
The Oil Kings have been dominant in this year's playoffs thus far, knocking out the Lethbridge Hurricanes with four straight wins in the first round. They then beat the Red Deer Rebels, also winning four games in a row.
Neighbours, who began the season with the St. Louis Blues' who drafted him in the first round of the 2020 NHL entry draft, has five assists to go along with last night's goal in the post-season. In nine games with the Blues, Neighbours scored his first NHL goal and added an assist before being returned to the Oil Kings for the remainder of the season.
The Oil Kings finished second behind the Winnipeg Ice during the regular season in the WHL's Eastern Conference with a 50-14-3-1 record and 104 points.
Game five is tonight (May 27) at 7 pm in Edmonton.
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