Newfoundland Growlers (2-0-0-0) vs. Reading Royals (0-2-0-0)
Saturday, October 21 – St. John’s, NL
OFFICIAL GAME SHEET
The Newfoundland Growlers made it back-to-back wins to open the season with a 4-1 victory over the Reading Royals on Saturday night at the Mary Brown’s Centre.
Both teams came out of the gate playing a tighter game than last night as a low event first period kept it at 0-0 after 20 minutes.
The Growlers offence once again came to life in the middle frame as Grant Cruikshank, Neil Shea and Brock Caufield chipped in a trio of goals to give the Growlers a 3-0 lead going into the third period.
Ryan Chyzowski got one back for Reading on a breakaway four minutes into the third to cut it to 3-1 Newfoundland.
Shea provided some insurance as he made it a pair with an empty net finish to secure a 4-1 Newfoundland win.
- Grant Cruikshank and Brock Caufield both have two game goal streaks
- Vyacheslav Peksa picked up his first ECHL win
- These two finish up the series on Sunday afternoon
1. NFL – N. Shea
2. NFL – B. Caufield
3. NFL – T. Singleton