EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Back to square one.
The Campbellton Tigers tied things up in the Eastlink North Division semi-final series of the Canadian Tire Cup MHL by edging the Edmundston Blizzard 4-2 Sunday in front of 2,831 spectators at the Jean-Daigle Centre.
The best-of-seven series is now tied 1-1. Edmundston won on Friday in Campbellton and the Tigers beat the Blizzard in Edmundston.
Kyle Petten scored his third goal of the playoffs to break the tie 2-2 at 12:35 of the third period. Pierre-Luc Lurette added the insurance goal at 15:26.
After taking the lead on goals from Dylan Coffey (14:31 of the first) and Matt Warner (7:40 in second), the Blizzard began the same comeback as Friday. Olivier-Luc Haché (16:51 of the second) and Gabriel Vanier (4:04 of the third) scored back to back to get the teams even at 2-2.
Tristan Gray repelled 30 of Blizzard’s 32 shots. Francis Asselin blocked 32 of 36 Tigers shots.
The game’s three stars went to Kyle Petten (Tigers, 1st), Jared Janke (Tigers, 2nd) and Samuel LeBlanc (Blizzard, 3rd).
The series is moving back to Campbellton for the third game which will be played Tuesday at 7 pm.
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Malcolm Arseneau hurries up to join Olivier-Luc Haché, right, who scored the goal allowing the Blizzard to narrow Tigers’ lead to 2-1. Photo Olivier Chiasson
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell