Newfoundland Growlers (2-0-0-0) vs. Reading Royals (0-1-1-0) Saturday, October 22 – St. John’s, NL
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers picked up their second victory in as many nights as they took down the Reading Royals 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at Mary Brown’s Centre.
Colin Felix got the scoring started for Reading eight minutes into the opening period with a seeing eye point to shot to put the Royals ahead 1-0 after the 1st.
Max Newton doubled the Royals advantage five minutes into the middle frame as he beat Lucas Cavallin with a one-timer from the slot to make it 2-0 Reading.
Tyler Boland picked up his second goal in as many nights as he replied a minute later for Newfoundland, making no mistake on a nifty 2-on-1 feed from Zach O’Brien to cut it to 2-1 Reading heading into the third period.
Michael Joyaux levelled things up inside 30 seconds of the third period with powerplay blast to make it 2-2.
After Isaac Johnson briefly put Newfoundland ahead midway through the 3rd with a great solo effort, Felix quickly replied for the Royals to send proceedings into overtime.
Joyaux once again wasted little time starting period off with a bang as he picked up his second of the game 26 seconds into overtime to seal a 4-3 Growlers win.
- Michael Joyaux scored his first professional goal with his 3rd period tally.
- Newfoundland went 2-for-2 on the Penalty Kill.
- These two conclude their three-game series tomorrow evening at 4 pm.
1. NFL – M. Joyaux
2. REA – C. Felix
3. NFL – Z. O’Brien