Blizzard-Western Capitals’ series pushed to the limit!

Dany Coulombe continues his good job in the series against Summerside. On Monday night, he scored the only Blizzard’s goal in a 4-1 loss. This photo was taken during last game on Saturday in Edmundston. Photo Olivier Chiasson.

SUMMERSIDE, PEI – The Summerside Western Capitals and Edmundston Blizzard series is deadlocked at 3 wins apiece. There will be a 7th and decisive game Wednesday night (7:30 pm) at the Jean-Daigle Centre in Edmundston.

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