Jr. Aces one win from title

Jason Simmonds
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After second OT win of final series

TIGNISH – The Tignish Perry’s Construction Aces continue to find ways to win in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League playoffs.

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Tyson Carragher, who was set up by Troy Gallant, scored 4:09 into the second overtime period to give the Aces a 4-3 victory over the Southside Lynx on Sunday night. The victory gives the Aces a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven final.

Tignish, which has won five of the last six playoff championships, can claim its third in a row with a win in Game 5 on Tuesday night at the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m.

All three of the Aces’ wins in the series have been by one goal, including two in overtime.

At the Tignish Credit Union Arena, Carragher also added two assists for a game-high three points. Brett Gaudet (1-1),  Lucas Gaudet and Kirk Ramsay also dented the twine for the Aces. Riley Shea added an assist.

For the Lynx, who finished the regular season in first place, Willie MacGugian (1-1), Colton Dawson (1-1) and Joel MacIsaac found the back of the net while single helpers went to Andy Murphy, Rob Miller and Alex MacLeod. MacGuigan’s goal with 21 seconds remaining in the third period forced overtime.

The Aces held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2.

The final shots-on-goal totals were 39-37 in favour of the Aces, who held an 8-3 advantage in overtime. Winning goaltender was Chase Dyment, and John Miller took the loss.

Referee Steve Dyer called six of 11 minor penalties against the Aces. Each team picked up one 10-minute misconduct.

Organizations: Tignish Credit Union Arena

Geographic location: Tignish, Crapaud

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