Game Preview | Game THREE VS Florida Everblades

Game Preview | Game Three vs Florida Everblades

2019 Kelly Cup Playoffs – Conference Finals

Newfoundland Growlers (1st North) vs. Florida Everblades (1st South)

Game 3: Wednesday, May 15 (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre

Game 4: Friday, May 17 (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre

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The Newfoundland Growlers continue their pursuit of the 2019 Kelly Cup as they return home to Mile One Centre this week after a successful two-game hiatus that saw them take a 2-0 series lead over the Florida Everblades. Games one and two presented another level of intensity that should transfer to games three and four as the series rolls on.


G: Zach O’Brien (11)
A: Brady Ferguson (10)
PTS: Zach O’Brien (19)
+/-: Zach O’Brien (+7)
SH: Zach O’Brien (69)
GAA: Michael Garteig (2.15)
SV%: Michael Garteig (.932)



G: Blake Winiecki (9)
A: Matt Finn (8)
PTS: Black Winiecki (13)
+/-: Ben Masella/John McCarron (+7)
SH: Blake Winiecki (48)
GAA: Callum Booth (1.43)
SV%: Callum Booth (.950)


The Newfoundland Growlers came out with the victory in a spirited game two by a score of 5-1. Growlers goalie Michael Garteig stood tall garnering the game’s second star with a 35 save performance. Hudson Elynuik, Josh Kestner and Scott Pooley all contributed with two-point efforts, while Marcus Power and J.J. Piccinich also chipped in with a goal apiece. With the win, Newfoundland looks to keep the momentum going with the series shifting back to home ice.



  • Brady Ferguson continues to find the open man leading all Growlers players with 10 assists in these playoffs
  • Zach O’Brien is tied for first in the ECHL with 11 playoff goals
  • Michael Garteig has provided timely saves during these playoffs sporting a 2.15 goals-against average and .932 save percentage


  • Blake Winiecki leads the Everblades scoring effort with 13 points in 13 games
  • Ben Masella is currently tied for the ECHL defensive scoring lead with 10 points
  • Callum Booth continues to hold his own in the Florida net, with a solid save percentage of .950 to go along with a 1.43 goals against average