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

Watch: ECHL TV,  Rogers Cable         Listen: mixlr.com/nlgrowlers

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.

GROWLERS PLAYOFF LEADERS

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)

 

EVERBLADES PLAYOFF LEADERS

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)

LAST GAME

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.

QUICK HITS:

Newfoundland

  • 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

Florida

  • 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