Commandos beat Caps in OT

Jason Simmonds
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SUMMERSIDE – Alex Clark scored 1:46 into overtime to give the Dieppe Commandos a 5-4 win over the Summerside Western Capitals on Saturday.

Summerside Western Capitals forward Brad Power, 8, battles with former Cap Justin Rasmussen for the puck during Saturday’s MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game at Eastlink Arena.

The MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game was played before an announced crowd of 533 fans at Eastlink Arena.

Justin McDonald, Thierry Comtois, Justin Rasmussen and Joel Blanchard scored in regulation time for the Commandos, who improved to 20-6-2-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).

Maxim Pitre, Brad Power, David Sweet and Alex Bradley replied for the Caps, who held 3-2 and 4-3 leads in the third period after falling behind 2-0.

The Commandos led 1-0 after the first period, and the teams went into the second intermission tied 2-2.

Overall, the shots-on-goal clock read 59-39 in favour of the Capitals. Connor Wilkinson earned the goaltending win over Simon-Pier Chamberland.

Referee Justin DesRoches called eight minors against the Commandos while the Caps received seven minors and one double minor for roughing after the whistle.

The Caps will take a 10-16-2-1 record into Sunday’s home game against the Truro Bearcats. Game time at Eastlink Arena is 4 p.m.

Organizations: Maritime Junior Hockey League, Capitals

Geographic location: OT

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  • Billy
    January 04, 2014 - 18:53

    Went by the game after a workout ......no more than 300 people there and 50-50 was $275.00......533 fans ......right......