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RECAP | GROWLERS LOSE OUT TO LIONS 5-3

Saturday, January 7th
RECAP | GROWLERS LOSE OUT TO LIONS 5-3

Newfoundland Growlers (20-9-1-0) vs. Trois-Rivières Lions (14-15-1-0) Friday, January 6 – St. John’s, NL

OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story

The Newfoundland Growlers started the calendar year with a 5-3 defeat against the Trois-Rivières Lions on Friday night at Mary Brown’s Centre.

Todd Skirving opened the scoring just over two minutes into the game as he banged away at a loose puck in the crease to make it 1-0 Newfoundland.

Cedric Montminy responded for the Lions six minutes later with a similar finish to that of Skirving’s to make it 1-1 before the midway mark of the first.

Zach O’Brien ensured the hosts went into the first intermission on top as he deflected a James Melindy point shot home to put the Growlers up 2-1 after 20 minutes played.

Montminy pounced on another rebound with three minutes left in the middle frame for his second of the night to make it a 2-2 game after two periods.

Both teams traded quick punches early in the third as Mathieu Brodeur scored two minutes into the period to make it 3-2 Lions before O’Brien’s second of the game two minutes later had it level again at 3-3.

That tie game lasted only 63 seconds as Colin Bilek fired one past Luke Cavallin for Trois-Rivières to put the visitors ahead 4-3 with 14:15 left in regulation.

Matthew Barron sealed the Lions win with a late empty netter to make it a 5-3 final.

Quick Hits

  • Zach O’Brien notched three points (2G, 1A) in the loss.
  • Luke Cavallin made 34 saves in the win.
  • These two teams face off once again tomorrow night at 7 pm.

Three Stars:

1. TR – C. Montminy

2. NFL – Z. O’Brien

3. TR – M. Brodeur

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