P.E.I.’s Summerside Western Capitals, Campbellton Tigers play back-to-back OT video games



SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals took their followers on an emotional roller-coaster over the weekend.

After dropping the opening sport of the best-of-seven Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) playoff collection in opposition to the Campbellton Tigers 2-1 on March 17, the Caps rallied from a two-goal deficit within the ultimate 10 minutes of the third interval to tie the sport, earlier than ahead Connor Keough scored early within the third extra time interval to present the Caps a 5-4 win in Sport 2.

The collection shifts to Campbellton, N.B., for Video games 3 and 4 on March 23 and 24, with Sport 5 again in Summerside on March 27. All video games are 7 p.m. begins.

Two-goal lead

Earlier than 1,217 followers on the Island Petroleum Power Centre, the Tigers scored the primary two objectives of the third interval to take a 4-2 lead.

Rookie DonHeaven Veilleux began the Caps’ comeback at 10:09 of the third interval, and a power-play objective by Sid McNeill (1-1) at 16:26 tied the sport 4-4.

On the successful objective, Keough picked up the puck contained in the Campbellton blue-line, reduce to his proper and skated in the direction of the objective earlier than making no mistake beating Tigers goaltender Jacob Provider low to the stick facet at 1:34 of the third further interval.

Trent Crane, who had a objective and three assists, and Marc Richard additionally scored for the Caps, who went 3-for-4 on the facility play whereas killing off all three Campbellton man benefits. Ed McNeill (3), William Irvine and Fedor Babenko earned assists.

Babenko, from Ukraine, just lately signed with the Caps as a free agent and made his debut in Sport 2.

Ethan Dollemont (1-1), Connor Richard, Dawson Stairs and Ethan Clements replied for the Tigers.

The groups have been tied 1-1 after the primary interval and 2-2 on the finish of 40 minutes.

Chad Arsenault earned the goaltending win.

The sport’s three stars have been:

1. Connor Keough (Capitals), 2. Chad Arsenault (Capitals), 3. Trent Crane (Capitals).

Jason Simmonds is a sports activities editor with the SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by e mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @JpsportsJason.