Conference Semi-Finals

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PETERBOROUGH (2) VS. ST. MICHAEL'S (8)

SEASON SERIES: Majors won 2-1-1

THE SKINNY: Both of the Majors' wins against the Petes were in Peterborough ... Petes coach Dick Todd wants the referees crack down on what he calls the Majors' "clutching, grabbing and holding" ... Peterborough allowed just two power-play goals on 31 chances to Belleville in five games in first round.

PREDICTION: Majors in seven.

SUDBURY (5) VS. OTTAWA (6)

SEASON SERIES: Tied 1-1-0

THE SKINNY: Clubs have not met since Oct. 1 ... The 67's were whistled for an average of 26.5 penalty minutes a game in the first round, most among surviving teams ... Wolves' love of physical play could be determining factor ... Sudbury rookie Benoit Pouliot was instrumental in ousting Brampton.

PREDICTION: Wolves in six.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

LONDON (1) VS. WINDSOR (7)

SEASON SERIES: Knights won 6-0-0

THE SKINNY: Knights have been idle since March 29 ... Spits G Kyle Knechtel was a large factor in first-round upset of the Soo ... Steve Downie was in on all four game-winners against the Greyhounds ... London star Corey Perry had 10 points in four-game sweep of Guelph.

PREDICTION: Knights in five.

OWEN SOUND (3) VS. KITCHENER (4)

SEASON SERIES: Attack won 3-2-1

THE SKINNY: Series began last night in Owen Sound ... Attack G Mike Brown allowed three goals in four-game sweep of Plymouth ... Rangers G Eric Pfligler was great against Erie after Dan Turple went down with shoulder injury ... Attack clicked at 33% on power play in first round, best in OHL.

PREDICTION: Attack in seven.

KOSHAN'S FIRST-ROUND RECORD: 5-3.


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