Newfoundland Growlers (10-8-3-0) vs. Maine Mariners (7-8-2-0)
Friday, December 8 – St. John’s, NL
OFFICIAL GAME SHEET
The Newfoundland Growlers needed a few extra minutes but they secured both points in a 4-3 overtime win over the Maine Mariners on Friday night at the Mary Brown’s Centre.
Neil Shea got on the board inside the opening two minutes to give the Growlers a quick 1-0 lead that stood true after 20 minutes of play.
Jackson Berezowski got a high scoring period started with a PP strike eight minutes into the middle frame before Ryan Mast replied for Maine five minutes later. After Brock Caufield restored the Growlers two goal lead a moment later, Adam Mechura scored for the Mariners just 46 seconds later to cut it to 3-2 Growlers going into the third.
Reid Stefanson drew even for Maine to make it 3-3 midway through the third period and force proceedings beyond regulation.
Caufield nabbed his second of the game to win it with 1:18 left in OT to secure a 4-3 Newfoundland victory.
- Luke Cavallin made 31 saves for the win.
- Brock Caufield picked up three points (2G, 1A).
- These two square off once again on Saturday night at 7pm.
1. NFL – B. Caufield
2. NFL – J. Berezowski
3. MNE – R. Stefanson