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RECAP | GROWLERS EDGED OUT 4-2 BY LIONS

Saturday, February 25th
RECAP | GROWLERS EDGED OUT 4-2 BY LIONS

Newfoundland Growlers (37-14-1-0) vs. Trois-Rivières Lions (20-30-2-0) Saturday, February 25 – Trois-Rivières, QC

OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story

The Newfoundland Growlers dropped a tight contest in a 4-2 loss to the Trois-Rivières Lions on Saturday afternoon at Colisèe Vidèotron.

Connor Welsh opened the scoring for Trois-Rivières just over two minutes into the game as he jumped into the play and beat Dryden McKay high over the glove to give the Lions an early 1-0 lead.

Brandon Kruse found the back of the net for the second time in as many games as he buried a rebound 10 minutes later to tie thing up at 1-1 after the 1st.

Both goaltenders stood tall in the second period as neither team could find a breakthrough in the middle frame to bring proceedings into the final 20 minutes tied at 1.

Simon Kubicek broke the deadlock with 11:34 left in regulation thanks to a powerplay blast from the point to give the Growlers their first lead of the game.

Cedric Lacroix leveled it once again five minutes later with a shot through traffic on the powerplay to bring it to 2-2.

Anthony Beauregard struck for the hosts with exactly one minute left to go before Cedric Montminy beat the buzzer into an empty Newfoundland goal to give the Lions a 4-2 win.

Quick Hits

  • Simon Kubicek and Brandon Kruse notched multi-point games.
  • Dryden McKay made 31 saves in the defeat.
  • Newfoundland resume their eight-game road trip on Wednesday afternoon at noon vs. the Maine Mariners.

Three Stars:

1. TR – A. Beauregard2. NFL – S. Kubicek3. TR – J. Vrebtic

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