Caps thrill hometown crowd with late tie-breaker

Mike Carson
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SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Western Capitals broke a 2-2 deadlock in the third period to defeat the Campbellton Tigers 4-2 at Credit Union Place in Summerside Tuesday afternoon.

Western Capitals’ Scott Trask heads into the boards for the puck in MHL action at Credit Union Place where the Caps took on the Campbellton Tigers.

The home team jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead. Mitch Maynard opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 3:45 on an assist from Spencer MacDonald to give the Western Capitals the early lead.

Colton Parsons added to that lead beating Tigers goaltender Miguel Sullivan at the 15:16 mark. Assists went to Danny Chiasson and Christopher Caissy.

Penalties dominated the second period of play with Tigers Brad Dickinson receiving a two-minute minor and a game misconduct for checking from behind at 6:22. Campbellton’s Mitch Blanchard was given a two-minute minor and a misconduct penalty for a blow to the head at the 11:03 mark and the Capitals’ Scott Trask was given a major and a game misconduct for a blow to the head at 19:09 of the period.

Alex Blais brought the Tigers to within one when he beat Capitals goaltender Dylan McQuaid at 2:52 of the second period.

With the Capitals Justin Rasmussen off for high sticking, Campbellton’s Francis Bernier scored a power-play goal to even the match at 2-2 after two periods of play.

The Western Capitals took over the play in the third period. With just under seven minutes to play, Jonathan Aubertin scored a power-play goal on assists from Christopher Caissy and Mitchell Maynard, to put the Caps ahead to stay.

Danny Chiasson finished off the Tigers with an empty net goal at 19:53 of the third period, assisted by Dale Deon.

Summerside went 2 for 8 on the power play while Campbellton went 1 for 6.

McQuaid stopped 14 of 16 shots for the win while Sullivan stopped 36 of 39 shots in the loss.

Announced attendance was 1,398.


Organizations: Tigers, Capitals

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