Caps play another close one

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Drop one-goal decision in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, N.B. – The Summerside Western Capitals were involved in another close game on Friday night.

Summerside Western Capitals

The Capitals dropped a 2-1 road decision against the Woodstock Slammers in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League). In fact, six of the Caps’ 10 games in January were decided by one goal.

The win certainly all but secured third place for the Slammers in the Roger Meek Division. Woodstock, also won 3-2 in Summerside on Sunday, now holds an 11-point lead over the Caps with a 20-17-2-1 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses) record. The Caps, who lead the Campbellton Tigers by 12 points for the final playoff berth, are 14-20-2-2.

Before 812 fans at the Carleton Civic Centre, Angus Johnston’s goal at 2:44 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie.

After a scoreless first period, Malik Johnson, who was set up by Alex Bradley, staked the Caps to a 1-0 lead at 3:47 of the second period. Riley Craft tied the game for the Slammers at 18:20.

Tyler Snow earned the goaltending win over Simon-Pier Chamberland, who was making his first start since being injured in Miramichi, N.B., on Jan. 15. Chamberland was certainly the busier of the two goaltenders as the Slammers outshot the Capitals 44-30.

The Capitals visit the Miramichi Timberwolves on Saturday night. The Caps’ next home game is against the Valley Wildcats on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.

Organizations: Capitals, Maritime Junior Hockey League, Campbellton Tigers Carleton Civic Centre

Geographic location: Summerside, Miramichi

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  • billy
    February 01, 2014 - 08:39

    "Caps play another close one" I get the subject title as there are only so many ways you can lose and make good copy...........and cannot WAIT to see the inflated numbers whom go to the next home game.....wow