Capitals close out regular season on winning note

Jason Simmonds
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Playoffs start on March 15

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. – The Summerside Western Capitals are going into the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) playoffs on a winning note.

Summerside Western Capitals

The Capitals, who underwent a major rebuilding job this season after hosting the 2013 RBC Cup national championship, doubled the Campbellton Tigers 6-3 to complete regular-season play a very respectable 24-23-2-3 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).

The Capitals, who edged the Dieppe Commandos 3-2 on Thursday, finished the regular season by winning three straight and six of their last seven games.

The fourth-place Caps will open the best-of-seven Roger Meek Division semifinal series in Miramichi, N.B., on Saturday, March 15, and will host Game 2 on Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m.

Three-point efforts

At the Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre, rookies Brad Power (2-1) and Alex Bradley (1-2) each had three points to lead the Capitals.

Cavan Fitzgerald (1-1), Isaac Jay and Curtis McGregor rounded out the scoring while assists went to Maxim Pitre (2), Mitch Henneberry, Joey Colatarci and Thomas Stavert, who has now earned points in 14 straight games.

Francis Bernier (1-1), Keenan Kennedy and Francis Theriault replied for the Tigers (10-40-1-1).

The teams were tied 2-2 after the first period, and the Caps took a 4-3 lead into the final frame.

Winning goaltender was Alex Kelly.

The shots-on-goal totals and three-star selections were unavailable at deadline time.

Organizations: Capitals, RBC

Geographic location: Miramichi

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