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UMass Hockey Alumni Postseason Update

May 19, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - Four former Minutemen, three as players and one as a head coach, are deep into postseason action in the NHL, AHL and ECHL. UMass' Jonathan Quick has led the Los Angeles Kings back to the Western Conference Finals for a third straight season. Rookie Conor Sheary has been a difference maker for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the Providence Bruins in the AHL's Calder Cup Playoffs, while head coach Dean Stork and defenseman Michael Marcou will open up their Eastern Conference Finals of the ECHL's Kelly Cup Playoffs tonight in Cincinnati.

Quick was instrumental in helping the Kings return to the Western Conference Finals for the third straight year for the first time in franchise history. He stopped 46 of the 49 shots (.939 pct.) he faced over Games 6 & 7 against Anaheim to stave off elimination. 

After playing in just two regular season games since signing with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton back in March, Sheary has provided an offensive spark for the Penguins in the postseason with seven points (3g, 4a) in seven games, incuding the last four straight in the squad's Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Providence. In his postseason debut, Sheary assisted on the overtime game winner against the Binghamton Senators. His three-point night in Game 3 at Providence helped the Penguins erase a three-goal defiict in the third period. Sheary's goal 14:09 into the third tied the score at 4-4 to force overtime in a game that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton would go on to win, 5-4.

Dean Stork has guided the Greenville Road Warriors to their first-ever appearance in the Conference Finals. Marcou has played in all 12 postseason contests thus far for Greenville, tallying four points on one goal and three assists and is +7.

Jonathan Quick (UMass Years: 2005-07 ) - Los Angeles Kings
Postseason Statistics:
 15 GP, 2.75 GAA, 1 SO, 8 W, 7 L, .912 PCT
Western Conference Finals Schedule
Date Opponents  Time (ET)/Result | TV
 Sunday, May 18
 Los Angeles at Chicago  L, 1-2
 Wednesday, May 21
 Los Angeles at Chicago  8 p.m. | NBCSN, RDS, TSN
 Saturday, May 24  Chicago at Los Angeles  8 p.m. | NBCSN, CBC, RDS
 Monday, May 26  Chicago at Los Angeles  9 p.m. | NBCSN, RDS, TSN
 Wednesday, May 28  Los Angeles at Chicago (If Nec.)  8 p.m. | NBCSN, CBC, RDS
 Friday, May 30  Chicago at Los Angeles (If Nec.)  9 p.m. | NBCSN, CBC, RDS
 Sunday, June 1   Los Angeles at Chicago (If Nec.)  8 p.m. | NBCSN, CBC, RDS
 Conor Sheary (UMass Years: 2010-14) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Postseason Statistics:
 7 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 Pts, 0 PIM, +2
Eastern Conference Semifinal Schedule
Date Opponents  Time (ET)/Result
 Friday, May 9
 Providence at W-B/Scranton  L, 0-4
 Saturday, May 10
 Providence at W-B/Scranton  W, 6-1
 Wednesday, May 14  W-B/Scranton at Providence  W, 5-4 (2OT)
 Friday, May 16  W-B/Scranton at Providence  L, 2-3 (OT)
 Saturday, May 17  W-B/Scranton at Providence  W, 3-2
 Monday, May 19  Providence at W-B/Scranton  7:05 p.m.
 Wednesday, May 21  Providence at W-B/Scranton (If Nec.)  7:05 p.m.
 Dean Stork (Head Coach)  (UMass Years: 1996-99) & Michael Marcou (2008-12) - Greenville Road Warriors
 Playoff Statistics:
 Marcou: 12 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 Pts, 14 PIM, +7
Eastern Conference Finals Schedule
Date Opponents  Time (ET)
 Monday, May 19
 Greenville at Cincinnati  7:35 p.m.
 Tuesday, May 20
 Greenville at Cincinnati  7:35 p.m.
 Thursday, May 22  Cincinnati at Greenville  7 p.m. 
 Saturday, May 24  Cincinnati at Greenville  7 p.m.
 Sunday, May 25  Cincinnati at Greenville (If Nec.)  3 p.m.
 Tuesday, May 27  Greenville at Cincinnati (If Nec.)  7:35 p.m.
 Wednesday, May 28  Greenville at Cincinnati (If Nec.)  7:35 p.m.

 

 

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