2019 KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS – ROUND 2
Newfoundland Growlers (1st North) vs. Manchester Monarchs (3rd North)
GAME 1: Friday, April 26th (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre
GAME 2: Saturday, April 27th (7 PM NST) – Mile One Centre
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The Newfoundland Growlers continue their quest for the Kelly Cup this weekend in the North Division Finals against the Manchester Monarchs, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. The Growlers dominated the Monarchs during their eight-game regular seasons series, sporting a record of 7-0-0-1.
Sam Jardine picked the perfect time to score his first goal as a Growler, playing the role of overtime hero just 23 seconds into the extra frame, as the Newfoundland Growlers defeated the Brampton Beast 3-2 Tuesday night at Mile One Centre to punch their ticket to the second round. Scott Pooley turned in a first-star performance netting a pair of goals in regulation. Michael Garteig made 24 saves between the pipes.
Apr. 24: D Kristians Rubins re-assigned to Newfoundland by Toronto (AHL)
- The Growlers are a perfect 3-0 on home ice in the playoffs
- Giorgio Estephan and Zach O’Brien recorded a point in five-of-six games in round one
- Michael Garteig had a sizzling 0.956 save percentage and 1.55 goals against average versus Manchester during the regular season
- The Monarchs have advanced to the Division Finals for the third consecutive season
- Kevin Dufour is tied for second in goals with five and leads the playoffs in shooting percentage with 45.5%
- Pierre-Luc Mercier and Tim Shoup lead the playoffs in plus/minus with a +8 rating
April 5th – 3-2 Manchester Monarchs (SO)
Daniil Miromanov scored the shootout winner as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Newfoundland Growlers 3-2 for the only time in the last of eight meetings during the regular season at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Brady Ferguson and Scott Pooley scored for the Growlers. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded an assist in his pro debut. Tim Shoup and Cory Ward tallied for the Monarchs. Michael Garteig made 33 saves.