NPHL Playoffs Round 2 – Grande Prairie vs Manning

The second round of the NPHL playoffs will start this weekend. One of the matchups will have the Grande Prairie Athletics facing the Manning Comets. Grande Prairie is the number two seed with a 14-3-1 record for 29 points, Manning is the number three seed with a 7-11 record for 14 points.

Playoff Schedule
Game 1 – Feb. 15 at Grande Prairie
Game 2 – Feb. 18 at Manning
Game 3 – Feb. 20 at Grande Prairie
Game 4 – Feb. 21 at Manning
Game 5 – Feb. 25 at Grande Prairie*
Game 6 – Feb. 27 at Manning*
Game 7 – Feb. 29 at Grande Prairie*

*- if necessary.

Season Series
November 9 – Grande Prairie 3-2
December 6 – Forfeit win for Manning because of illegal player for Grande Prairie
January 3 – Grande Prairie 8-2
January 18 – Grande Prairie 2-1

Athletics top scorers
Braden Crone – 29 points
Lyndin Lewis – 27 points
Bryce Lipinski – 21 points

Comets top scorers
Josh Rutherford – 34 points
Brendan Baumgartner – 19 points
Michael Gillen – 13 points

Starting Goaltenders
Grande Prairie – Kiefer Smiley 2.68 GAA
Manning – Braden Gamble 4.97 GAA

– Kyle Moore, Trending 55 Newsroom