Isaac Oram found Gallant wide open in slot and the assistant captain went forehand, backhand, forehand and tucked the puck past goalie Alex MacDonald’s right skate.
“I got a pass from behind the net and then I deked the goalie and scored,” he told TC Media. “It was awesome.”
Oram said it was hard to put into words how exciting it was to win the championship.
“I don’t really know (what to say) it’s just coming into me now. It’s awesome though, I love it,” he said.
The Capitals were leading 2-1 when the Bearcats tied up the game with two minutes to play. Summerside goalie Caleb Coyle made the first two saves, but could not stop the third.
Summerside had to quickly regroup and focus on scoring the next goal.
“Our team has a lot of tenacity,” Gallant said. “It was hard to try to come back and they fought a good battle.”
“We had no easy games for sure. That makes it all the more gratifying. Last year, we had a powerhouse team full of second-year players. We have one skater and one goalie back from all of last year’s team. To be able to repeat with 15 new players is a phenomenal feeling.” - Summerside head coach Rodney MacArthur
The Capitals went 6-0 (won-lost) in the tournament to defend the title they claimed a year ago. But it wasn’t easy, said coach Rodney MacArthur.
“We had no easy games for sure. That makes it all the more gratifying,” he said.
“Last year, we had a powerhouse team full of second-year players.
“We have one skater and one goalie back from all of last year’s team. To be able to repeat with 15 new players is a phenomenal feeling.”
The Capitals will be looking to finish the regular season strong heading into the provincials in Pownal from March 8 to 10. The winner of the provincials will represent P.E.I. at Atlantics in Corner Brook, N.L.