Newfoundland Growlers (3-0) at Brampton Beast (0-3)
The Newfoundland Growlers came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Brampton Beast 3-2 in double overtime Tuesday evening at the CAA Centre. The Growlers now lead the best-of-seven series 3-0.
Brampton jumped out to their first lead of the series at the 16:02 mark of the first period as Jonathan Racine tucked a rebound behind Growlers goaltender Michael Garteig. The Beast added another tally, this time in the second period, from the stick of Aaron Luchuk to secure a 2-0 lead.
Early in the third period the Growlers finally beat Beast goaltender Etienne Marcoux, Hudson Elynuik blasted a one timer into the open cage just 1:11 into the frame.
The Growlers kept buzzing in the third and about five and a half minutes later Giorgio Estephan tied the game after slipping the puck past a sprawling Marcoux.
The game remained tied, forcing double overtime where Newfoundland Native Zach O’Brien snapped the puck behind the Brampton netminder 3:34 into the 5th frame of the hockey game.
- Hudson Elynuik was reassigned by the Toronto Marlier earlier in the day.
- Etienne Marcoux faced 58 shots in the loss.
- The three stars were 3 – Z. O’Brien (NFL), 2 – M. Garteig (NFL) and 1 – E. Marcoux (BRM)
The series switches to Brampton for game four Thursday night at the CAA Centre. Puck drop is 8:45 p.m. Newfoundland time. Fans can tune into Chris Ballard’s call of the game at mixlr.com/nlgrowlers.