SUMMERSIDE - The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals brought home a 2-0 win over the Miramichi Timberwolves to claim third place in the Maritime Hockey League.
The Timberwolves posed a threat to the Capitals in the first period, but goaltender Dominik Tmej came through for the team in front of a crowd of about 900 people at Credit Union Place.
Summerside got into some penalty trouble, but neither team was able to capitalize in the period.
About halfway through the second period, the Capitals took control with a power-play goal by Jordan Spence. T.J. Shea gained another point with the assist.
Spence was recently named Pro Design rookie of the month for November, while teammate Shea was named second star of the month.
Summerside held onto its lead going into the third period and gained momentum after a goal for the Timberwolves was called off due to goaltender interference.
Capitals forward Brodie MacArthur scored off of Shea’s assist into an empty net, cementing a 2-0 victory.
Thursday’s win marked the sixth in a row for the team, helping the Capitals improve to 13-9-1-0 on the season. Tmej set a franchise record with four shutouts in a row at home.
Thursday night’s game stars were: Tmej (first), Spence (second) and Shea (third).
The Capitals will play Saturday in Amherst, N.S., against the Ramblers and Sunday in Campbellton, N.B., against the Tigers. Summerside sits one point back of Campbellton for second place in the division.