Up against the wall, the Western Capitals tied the MHL’s best of seven EastLink North division finals 3-3 with a 4-1 win on Monday night, in front of 2,347 supporters gathered at the Credit Union Place in Summerside.
Capitals head coach Billy McGuigan made a wise move by picking Alex Bishop as his goalkeeper on Monday. The Blizzard once again outrageously dominated in shots (40-25) but failed to capitalize on its chances of scoring.
Edmundston finished the night empty-handed on the power play (0-3), while Summerside scored once in two attempts in this situation.
Chris Chaddock opened the scoring for the locals at 5:38 of the first period. But 49 seconds later, Dany Coulombe tied the score by pushing the puck in an empty net after a rebound. The play was prepared by Liam Leonard and Gabriel Vanier.
In the second frame, Cam Roberts scored the winning goal at 12:18 on a power play that lasted only 17 seconds. TJ Shea increased the Capital’s lead to 3-1 at 14:59.
In the third period, Cam Roberts closed the books with his second goal of the game, at 7:14, chasing starting goalie Francis Asselin from the game. He was replaced by Myles Hektor who faced only two shots afterwards.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone