QUEBEC — The week keeps getting better for forward Luke Henman.

Henman — a 21-year-old centre who became the first player ever signed by the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday when he inked a three-year entry-level contract with the expansion NHL club — scored the winner on Thursday as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada edged the Victoriaville Tigres 3-2 in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series.

Henman's seventh playoff goal, at 2:34 of the third period while on the power play, evened the best-of-five set 2-2 and forced a decisive Game 5 on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the third round in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League post-season.

Yaroslav Likhachev and Miguel Tourigny rounded out the offence for the Armada, who got 22 saves from Charles-Edward Gravel.

Nicolas Daigle and Alex Beaucage had a goal and an assist each for the Tigres. Nikolas Hurtubise stopped 12-of-15 shots in defeat.

The winner of Game 5 will face the Charlottetown Islanders, while the Val-d'Or Foreurs and Chicoutimi Sagueneens are set to square off in the other third-round matchup.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021.