GROWLERS RECAP | Walleye Force Game Six, Growlers fall 3-2
The Toledo Walleye force game six at Mile One Centre with a 3-2 win over the Newfoundland Growlers at the Huntington Centre in Toledo. The Growlers continue to lead the championship series 3-2.
Toledo came out the gate with an extra step and scored just 2:27 into the first frame as Tyler Spezia made good on an odd-man rush to beat Growlers goalie Michael Garteig. Newfoundland scored in the second half of the period to tie the game at 1 from the stick of Marcos Power who grabbed a rebound and tucked it behind a sprawling Pat Nagle.
The Growlers powerplay was called into action in the second period but it was the Walleye who capitalized, Ryan Obuchowski scored off an odd-man rush. The Walleye added another goal just 2 minutes later, this time from the stick of A.J. Jenks.
The Growlers made it interesting in the third, Zach O’Brien netted his 16th goal of the playoffs 12:50 into the third and both teams continued to trade chances until time expired.
- Zach O’Brien scored his 16th goal of the playoffs
- The three stars were 3 – P. Nagle (TOL), 2 – T. Spezia (TOL) and 1 – A. Jenks (TOL)
The series continues at Mile One Centre with game six Tuesday night in St. John’s. Puck drop is 7:00 Newfoundland time. Tickets are on sale now in person at the Mile One Centre Box Office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at mileonecentre.com.