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Tmej backstops Caps to big road win

Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals goaltender Dominik Tmej turned in a 42-save performance in a 3-1 road win over the South Shore Lumberjacks in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) on Friday night.
Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals goaltender Dominik Tmej turned in a 42-save performance in a 3-1 road win over the South Shore Lumberjacks in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) on Friday night. - Jason Simmonds

Summerside goaltender turns in 42-save effort vs. Lumberjacks

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – It was the ‘Dominik Tmej Show’ on Friday night.
The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals goaltender made 49 saves in a 3-1 road victory over the South Shore Lumberjacks before 887 fans at the Lunenburg County Life Style Centre. The win improved the Caps’ record to 31-15-1-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses). The Caps now have 63 points and sit third overall in the 12-team MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).
Tmej, who recorded a 43-save shutout against the Lumberjacks in Summerside on Dec. 2, has stopped 92 of 93 shots in two games against South Shore this season. Tmej was especially sharp and busy in the first period as South Shore outshot the Caps 22-5. The Lumberjacks, who dropped to 28-14-2-2, also held a 17-9 shots-on-goal advantage in the middle frame, but the Caps went into the second intermission ahead 2-0.
TJ Shea opened the scoring at 7:04 of the first period, and Brodie MacArthur made it 2-0 at 10:05 of the second. Rookie Jordan Spence’s power-play goal at 3:36 of the third period gave the Caps a 3-0 lead, and Adam Crowe netted the lone South Shore goal at 4:16.
MacArthur and Shea both added two assists for three-point nights while other helpers went to Spence and Cameron Roberts.
The Caps directed 20 shots at Lumberjacks goaltender Conor McCollum.
The game’s three stars were:
1. Dominik Tmej (Caps), 2. Brodie MacArthur (Caps), 3. TJ Shea (Caps).
The Caps remain on the road to take on the Yarmouth Mariners (3-12-1-0) on Saturday night.
The Caps will host the Woodstock Slammers (2-26-5-2) in their final home game of the regular season at Eastlink Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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