NBL Canada Playoffs Come to Harbour Station Wednesday

millratsvsmiraclesThe NBL Canada Playoffs come to Harbour Station Wednesday night as the (#3) Moncton Miracles pay a visit to the (#2) Saint John Mill Rats in Game 1 of their best of five series.
Playoff tickets are on sale now at the Harbour Station box office at506-657-1234 and www.harbourstation.ca.
“It’s GO-time, this is the time of the year we all work hard to get to,” said Mill Rats Head Coach Rob Spon. “Moncton is a very talented and tough opponent. We will have our work cut out for us and nothing will come easy.”
“We aren’t looking ahead or focusing on anything other than the next game, and that’s Wednesday night. We know our fans will have Harbour Station rocking and the atmosphere will be a big boost to our players.”
Saint John earned the #2 seed by virtue of a 25-15 record, while Moncton finished 15-25, good for #3.
Over the last 16 games the Mill Rats were 11-5 while the Miracles were 4-12.
millratsplayoffsharbourstationTop Players for Saint John
Gabe Freeman 6’6 Forward 20.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.4 spg
Anthony Anderson 5’11 Guard 18.2 ppg, 5.8 apg, 3.8 rpg
Doug Herring Jr 6’3 Guard 16.5 ppg, 5.8 apg, 4.4 rpg
Johnny Mayhane 6’5 Forward 12.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 41.3% 3PT
Ricky Volcy 6’8 Forward 12.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 36.0% 3PT
Chris Smith 6’3 Guard 11.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 36.7% 3PT
Anthony Stover 6’11 Centre 7.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.0 bpg
The Mill Rats are #1 in the league in blocked shots (5.5), #1 in scoring offense (109.5), #2 in free throw percentage (.761), #2 in 3-pointers made per game (10.7), and #2 in total rebounds per game (48.8).
Top Players for Moncton
James Justice 5’9 Guard 19.7 ppg, 6.2 apg, 5.0 rpg, 39.0% 3PT
Dexter Strickland 6’4 Guard 16.2 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.0 rpg
Tydran Beaty 6’6 Forward 14.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1 spg
Mike Martin 6’8 Forward 13.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg
Tom Granado 6’10 Centre 11.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 59% FG
Brandon Kearny 6’7 Forward 9.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 40% 3PT
The Miracles are #3 in the league in rebounding (48.27), #3 in field goal percentage (.465), and #3 in scoring offense (107.2).
Round 1 Series Schedule
Game 1: May 4th 7PM at Harbour Station
Game 2: May 5th 7PM at Harbour Station
Game 3: May 7th 7PM at Moncton Coliseum
Game 4: May 8th 7PM at Moncton Coliseum (if necessary)
Game 5: May 10th 7PM at Harbour Station (if necessary)
For more information, visit www.millratsbasketball.ca or email hoops@millratsbasketball.ca.
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