The Chicago Blackhawks will have a prospect in the OHL Final vying for the J. Ross Robertson Cup. And the Eastern Conference Final will decided which 2015 draft prospect it will be.
Graham Knott, a second-round pick, and the Niagara IceDogs will face the Barrie Colts and Roy Radke, sixth-round pick, for a spot in the OHL Final. Both Barrie and Niagara are on a roll, swepping their opponents in the best-of-seven conference semifinals. Niagara eliminated the Kingston Frontenacs, whose general manager is former Hawk Doug Gilmour, while Barrie made quick work of the North Bay Battalion.
Knott, 19, scored 12 goals with 30 assists this season. He has tallied a goal and two assists in nine postseason games. The 19-year-old Radke from Geneva, Ill. has 19 goals and 39 points this season, but he's scoreless in 11 playoff outings.
The winner of the series will face the Western Conference winner in the final. The London Knights swept the Kitchener Rangers to earn a spot in the the West Final, while the Erie Otters hold a 3-1 series lead over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.