Tigers closing gap on Capitals

Jason Simmonds
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Campbellton sweeps home-and-home series with shutout

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. – The Campbellton Tigers are right back in the playoff picture in the Roger Meek Division of the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).

Summerside Western Capitals

The Tigers blanked the Summerside Western Capitals 2-0 on Wednesday night to sweep an important home-and-home series. Campbellton, which also won 5-3 in Summerside on Sunday afternoon, went into the two games eight points back of the Caps for the fourth final playoff berth.

The Tigers improved to 7-19-1-1 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses), good enough for 16 points in 28 games. The Caps, who remain at the 20-point mark, dropped to 9-14-1-1 in 25 games.

Sullivan perfect

Before 360 fans at the Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre, Miguel Sullivan made 30 saves and the Tigers scored two third-period goals.

Francis Bernier’s goal at 3:39 opened the scoring, and the score remained 1-0 until Francis Savoie’s empty-net goal with 20 seconds remaining. Francis Theriault assisted on both goals while Dallas Lahache added a single helper.

Simon-Pier Chamberland also played a strong game between the pipes for the Caps, stopping 34 of the 35 shots he faced.

The Capitals were assessed six minor penalties and one fighting major. The Tigers took five minors and one fighting major.

The game’s three stars were:

1. Miguel Sullivan (Tigers), 2. Francis Bernier (Tigers), 3. Francis Theriault (Tigers).

The Caps’ next game is at home against the Bridgewater Lumberjacks on Sunday. The opening faceoff is set for 2 p.m.

Organizations: Tigers, Summerside Western Capitals 2

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • pei
    December 11, 2013 - 23:43

    Chamberland was not in nets. Kelly was. and if the caps can't beat bridgewater then forget playoffs.