JP Harvey’s goal at 5:19 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie, and Craig MacLauchlan scored 1:18 later at 6:27 to give the Caps a 4-2 lead over the Miramichi Timberwolves. The final score was 4-2.
Danny Chiasson and Jon Aubertin’s power-play goal staked the Caps to a 2-0 first-period lead. Danny Hicks got the Timberwolves on the board before the first intermission, and Rankyn Campbell’s goal at 3:09 of the middle frame sent the teams to the dressing room after 40 minutes tied 2-2.
Kevin Bailie earned the goaltending win while Jordan Kennedy was credited with the loss. Julien Daigle relieved Kennedy following the Caps’ fourth goal. Overall, the Caps outshot the Timberwolves 39-24.
The game was played before an announced crowd of 1,140 fans.
Game 2 in the best-of-seven Roger Meek Division semifinal series is in Miramichi, N.B., on Tuesday night, with Game 3 back in Summerside on Thursday at 7 p.m.
See complete story in Monday's Journal Pioneer.