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MacDonald scores in OT for Caps to give McGuigan milestone win

Head coach Billy McGuigan speaks with his Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals during Tuesday's practice at Credit Union Place.
Head coach Billy McGuigan speaks with his Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals during a practice at Credit Union Place. - Jason Malloy

Summerside visits Grand Falls on Friday night

FREDERICTON, N.B. —

Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals’ third-year  forward Josh MacDonald helped his head coach reach a milestone on Thursday night.
MacDonald, an 18-year-old from Cornwall, scored his second goal of the game at 1:38 of overtime to give the Caps a 4-3 road win over the Fredericton Red Wings. The victory marked the 400th of Billy McGuigan’s coaching career in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.
The win was the eighth in a row and ninth in 10 games for the Capitals, who improved their league-best record to 32-5-1 (won-lost-overtime losses).
Before 1,106 fans at the Grant Harvey Centre in the New Brunswick capital, Zach Biggar (1-1) and Carson MacKinnon also scored for the Capitals. Kallum Muirhead (2), Brodie MacMillan, Jacob Arsenault and Cam Roberts drew assists.
Ethan Stuckless (2) and Nathan Kelly (1-1) answered for the Red Wings (21-14-3).
There was no scoring in the first period and the teams were tied 1-1 after the second. Each team held a one-goal lead in the third period – the Red Wings were up 2-1 and the Caps took a 3-2 advantage.
The shots-on-goal totals were even 31-31. Dominik Tmej earned the goaltending win over Jack Grant.
The game’s three stars were:
1. Josh MacDonald (Caps), 2. Ethan Stuckless (Red Wings), 3. Jack Grant (Red Wings).
The Capitals move on to visit the Grand Falls Rapids (12-21-4) on Friday night.

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