SLEMON PARK – The Sherwood-Parkdale Metros stormed back in a big way Friday night.
The Metros scored five unanswered third-period goals to turn a 5-2 deficit after 40 minutes into a 7-5 win over the Summerside Cover-All Construction Crunch. The win gives the Metros a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal series in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League. Sherwood-Parkdale can wrap up the series on home ice at the Cody Banks Arena on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
At The Plex, Owen Arsenault’s short-handed goal with 2:08 to go in regulation time gave the Metros a 6-5 lead, and Shawn Corney added an unassisted insurance goal – also short-handed – with 1:42 remaining to cap the comeback.
Arsenault and Logan Toole each had two goals and two assists to lead the Metros while Jake Arsenault (1-2) and Derian Vessey rounded out the scoring. Corney, Robert Hicken, Cameron Jenkins and Ridge Crane added assists.
Brandon Arsenault netted a hat trick and added an assist to pace the Crunch, who took a 2-1 advantage into the first intermission. Matt MacKinnon (1-2) and James Briand also dented the twine while single helpers were credited to Tristan Gallant, Marc-Andre Gallant, Parker LeClair, Colton Morris and Remi Arsenault.
Winning goaltender Blake Arsenault stopped 26 of 31 shots. Devon Newberry turned aside 35 of 42 shots for the Crunch.