Stewart scores in OT to send Matrix into final

Jason Simmonds
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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Mid-Isle Matrix is headed to the best-of-five P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League championship series.

P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League

Jacob Stewart scored 1:26 into overtime to give the Matrix a 4-3 win over the Sherwood Falcons on Thursday night. The victory gave the Matrix a three-game sweep in the best-of-five semifinal series.

Mid-Isle will now await the winner of the series between the Western Regals and Summerside Hemphill GM Capitals. The Regals take a 2-1 lead into Game 4 at Credit Union Place in Summerside on Friday at 6:45 p.m.

At the Cody Banks Arena, Spencer Francis (1-1), Easton Smith and Zach Kennific scored regulation-time goals for Mid-Isle. Cody Miller (2), Brady VanderVelden, Matt Dickieson and Matt Craig added assists.

For the Falcons, Brandon Smith (1-1), Jack Connell and Tanner McLean found the back of the net. Dylan MacDonald earned two helpers.

Organizations: Credit Union Place

Geographic location: Summerside

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