By Neil Hodge
Times & Transcript Staff
Christian Gaudet is part of something special that’s happening in West Valley City, Utah.
The 21-year-old Memramcook native is a member of the Utah Grizzlies, who are causing unexpected noise in the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs. They’ve pulled off two upsets and will now face the Las Vegas Wranglers in the best-of-seven league semifinal which opens Monday.
Utah defeated the Fresno Falcons 4-2 and the Victoria Salmon Kings 4-1 in the opening two rounds. Fresno (92 points) and Victoria (91 points) were the second and third seeds in the National Conference.
The next challenge is even more daunting as Utah prepares to face Las Vegas, which finished atop the National Conference and third overall in the league with 106 points.
“We’re playing our best hockey of the season right now,” said Gaudet in reference to his Utah squad which finished sixth in the National Conference with 74 points.