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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS MARCH 5

Friday, February 15th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS ROYALS MARCH 5

Reading Royals (25-24-4-5) at Newfoundland Growlers (37-16-4-0)

Tuesday, March 5th – Mile One Centre, St. John’s,NL

Goal Summary

V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type
0 - 1 1 1st NFL 11:35 S. Pooley (23) M. Power, Z. O'Brien PP
0 - 2 2 2nd NFL 1:14 Z. O'Brien (23) M. Bradley, M. Power  
1 - 2 3 2nd REA 5:07 J. MacDonald (21) C. McCarthy, A. Roos  
1 - 3 4 2nd NFL 14:28 M. Bradley (14) M. Power, Z. O'Brien PP
1 - 4 5 2nd NFL 16:15 Z. O'Brien (24)    
2 - 4 6 2nd REA 17:35 J. MacDonald (22) A. Roos  
3 - 4 7 3rd REA 11:29 C. McCarthy (16) A. Roos, J. MacDonald  
3 - 5 8 3rd NFL 18:12 S. Pooley (24) A. Gudbranson EN

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers returned to the win column Tuesday night with a 5-3 win over the North Division rival Reading Royals at Mile One Centre.

Scott Pooley opened the scoring with 8:25 remaining in the opening period, capitalizing on a Royals bench minor for too many men on the ice, giving the Growlers a 1-0 lead. Michael Garteig was solid between the pipes for Newfoundland in the first period, stopping all 12 shots he faced.

Zach O’Brien extended the lead to 2-0 just 1:14 into the second period, rifling a bullet over the shoulder of Branden Kromm. The Royals responded under four minutes later however, as Josh MacDonald cleaned up a scramble in front of Michael Garteig, cutting the Growlers lead to 2-1.

Matt Bradley re-stored the two-goal lead with 5:32 to play in the second period, one-timing a Marcus Power feed through the five-hole of Kromm for a power play tally. Zach O’Brien added his second of the period under two minutes later putting the Growlers ahead 4-1, but Josh MacDonald replied just over a minute later with his second of the period, cutting the lead to 4-2 after 40 minutes of play.

Chris McCarthy brought the Royals to within one at 11:25 of the third period after splitting the Growlers defence and sliding it through Garteig for a 4-3 game, but that would be as close as Reading would come as Scott Pooley would hit the empty net with 1:48 remaining for a 5-3 final score.

Quick Hits

  • Zach O’Brien recorded his 100th ECHL point
  • Maxim Mizyurin drew into the lineup following a 24-game absence
  • The three stars were 3 – J. MacDonald (REA), 2 – M. Bradley (NFL) and 1 – Z. O’Brien (NFL)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers continue their seven-game home stand with a rematch Wednesday night against the Reading Royals. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com.

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