Former Western Capital nets OT winner for SMU

Jason Simmonds
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FREDERICTON – Mitch Maynard, who played with the Summerside Western Capitals last season, was the overtime hero for the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Wednesday night.

Mitch Maynard in action with the Summerside Western Capitals during MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) action at Eastlink Arena. 

Maynard scored a power-play goal at 5:15 of the second overtime period to give the Huskies a 2-1 win over the UNB Varsity Reds in Game 1 of the best-of-five semifinal series.

UNB, which is coached by Bedeque native Gardiner MacDougall, outshot Saint Mary’s 51-26, but could not solve Huskies goaltender Anthony Peters.

Game 2 is also in Fredericton on Thursday night.

Geographic location: Saint Mary, Fredericton

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