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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS NOV 16

Saturday, November 17th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS NOV 16

Newfoundland Growlers (12-5-0-0) at Reading Royals (6-3-1-4)

Friday, November 16, 2018

SCORING

1

2

3

OT

T

Newfoundland

1

1

2

1

5

Reading

0

3

1

0

4

SHOTS

1

2

3

OT

T

Newfoundland

9

9

6

3

27

Reading

15

15

10

4

44

PP

PIM

PTS

Newfoundland

0 / 5

10 min / 5 inf

5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts

Reading

0 / 5

10 min / 5 inf

4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts

Goal Summary

V-H

#

Per

Team

Time

Goals

Assists

Type

1 - 0

1

1st

NFL

4:00

Z. O'Brien (2)

K. Cumiskey, J. Kestner

2 - 0

2

2nd

NFL

0:26

S. LeBlanc (2)

Z. O'Brien, J. Kestner

2 - 1

3

2nd

REA

5:26

S. Swavely (5)

A. Schmidt, S. Johnson

2 - 2

4

2nd

REA

6:25

J. MacDonald (6)

S. Dornbrock, F. DiChiara

2 - 3

5

2nd

REA

12:50

S. Swavely (6)

A. Krushelnyski, M. Huntebrinker

3 - 3

6

3rd

NFL

2:31

Z. O'Brien (3)

S. Babintsev

4 - 3

7

3rd

NFL

5:06

S. Babintsev (5)

K. Cumiskey, T. Skirving

4 - 4

8

3rd

REA

18:02

J. MacDonald (7)

S. Swavely, C. McCarthy

5 - 4

9

OT

NFL

3:03

Z. O'Brien (4)

M. Bradley, K. Cumiskey

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers continued their winning ways Friday night in Reading as they notched their seventh straight victory.

Zach O’Brien opened the scoring early at the 4:00 minute mark of the first period with a quick deflection past the Royals goaltender Austin Lotz.

Stefan Leblanc scored his second of the season just 26 seconds into the second period to give the Growlers a 2-0 advantage, however, the Royals would score 2 quick ones from Swavely and MacDonald to tie the game at 2 by the 6:25 point of the second.

Swavely would add his second of the game just 5 minutes later to put the Royals ahead by one.

Zach O’Brien would bring to Growlers even with the Royals with his second of the game 2:31 into the third period, Sam Babintsev would tuck home a pass from Kyle Cumiskey just moments later to establish another Growlers lead with 15 minutes left in the third.

The Royals would tie the game late as Josh MacDonald would beat Michael Garteig with just under 2 minutes left in the game to force overtime.

Zach O’Brien would record the first ever Hat-Trick in franchise history with his game-winning overtime goal at 3:03 into the extra frame.

Quick Hits

  • Zach O’Brien’s hat trick was the first in team history
  • Ryane Clowe was absent from the Growlers bench due to medical reasons, John Snowden assumed the role of head coach for the game
  • The three stars were 3 – S. Babintsev (NFL), 2 – S. Swavely (REA) and 1 – Z. O’Brien (NFL)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers resume their five game road trip tomorrow with a rematch with the Reading Royals. Catch all the action on nlgrowlers.com/mixlr.

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