Atlantic Division Championship Series Begins Tonight in Halifax

The Saint John Mill Rats have made it to the Atlantic Division Championship Series for the first time in franchise history, and will start the series in Halifax on Saturday May 14th. baksetballplayoffsThe Atlantic Division Championship Series, presented by Dental Fix, begins tonight in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre as the #1 Halifax Hurricanes (32-11) host the #2 Saint John Mill Rats (28-16).  Tip off is set for 7 PM AST.
The winner of the best-of-seven series will face the winner of the Central Division series between the London Lightning and the Windsor Express.  Windsor won Game 1 on Thursday night 100-98 to take a 1-0 lead in that series.
Game 2 of the Atlantic series will be on Sunday at 4 PM also at the Scotiabank Centre.  Games 3 and 4 will be at Harbour Station on Friday May 20 and Saturday 21, both at 7 PM.
Playoff tickets are on sale now at the Harbour Station box office at506-657-1234 and www.harbourstation.ca.
“Playing on the road isn’t a big deal to us,” said Mill Rats guard Anthony Anderson. The Mill Rats won Games 3 and 4 in the Moncton series on the road to closeout the Miracles.
Atlantic Division Championship Series Schedule and View Links: http://www.nblcanada.ca/14754/atlantic-division-finals-hurricanes-vs-mill-rats
Top 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 Halifax
Justin Johnson 6’1 Guard 16.9 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.3 rpg, 38.0% 3PT
Mike Glover 6’8 Centre 16.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 60% FG
Shane Gibson 6’2 Guard 16.0 ppg, 45% 3PT
Kyle Hunt 6’9 Centre 14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg
Billy White 6’8 Forward 11.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 54% FG
Joel Frieson 6’4 Forward 8.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 36% 3PT
The Hurricanes are #1 in the league in scoring defense (99.26), #1 in defensive rebounding (42.98), and #1 in three point shooting percentage (.370) and #1 in field goal percentage (.491).
Round 2 Series Schedule
Game 1: May 14th 7PM at Scotiabank Centre
Game 2: May 14th 4PM at Scotiabank Centre
Game 3: May 20th 7PM at Harbour Station
Game 4: May 21st 7PM at Harbour Station 
Game 5: May 23rd 7PM at Scotiabank Centre (if necessary)
Game 6: May 24th 7PM at Harbour Station (if necessary)
Game 7: May 26th 7PM at Scotiabank Centre (if necessary)

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