The Belleville Bulls will face the Mississauga Steelheads in one of four first-round matchups as the OHL Eastern Conference playoffs begin on March 21.
SERIES A: BELLEVILLE VS. MISSISSAUGA
• Series begins Thursday, March 21, 7:05 p.m. in Belleville.
How the teams stack up:
Belleville (44-16-5-3, 96 points — 228 GF, 167 GA)
- Top Scorer: Tyler Graovac (C), 38G, 35A, 73 pts
- Team scored 59 power play goals, with 16 players notching at least one.
- Ended their season with four consecutive wins.
- Other players to watch include captain Brendan Gaunce, who had 60 points in 60 regular season games, and defenseman Jordan Subban, who led Belleville blueliners with 51 points (15-36) in 68 games.
Mississauga (26-34-0-8, 60 points — 179 GF, 221 GA)
- Top Scorer: Riley Brace (LW), 21G, 52A, 73 pts
- Team scored 56 power play goals this season.
- Ended the season with a 4-3 win over Ottawa.
- Other players to watch include center Dylan Smoskowitz, who has 55 points in 62 games and led the team with 33 goals, and defensemen Dylan DeMelo and Stuart Percy, who had 35 and 32 points each, respectively.
Game #1: MISS @ BELV | Thu Mar 21 | 7:05 PM
Game #2: MISS @ BELV | Sat Mar 23 | 7:05 PM
Game #3: BELV @ MISS | Sun Mar 24 | 2:00 PM
Game #4: BELV @ MISS | Tue Mar 26 | 7:00 PM
Game #5: MISS @ BELV | Sat Mar 30 | 7:05 PM * if necessary
Game #6: BELV @ MISS | Mon Apr 1 | 7:00 PM * if necessary
Game #7: MISS @ BELV | Tue Apr 2 | 7:05 PM * if necessary