Junior ‘C’ hockey —it was a big game on Tuesday at the Lou Jeffries Arena in Gananoque…
And its the Islander’s who get on the board first….Nic Stafford to Mitch Brennan who snaps it past Picton netminder Aaron Young for a 1-0 lead…
the pirates force a turn-over–Dawson Ellis to Nick Hoey who picks the corner on Graham Gemmill…and its 1-1 after 20-minutes of play..
on the power play…Brody Cross
–feeds to a pinching Nik Stafford and
with a howitzer–gives the home team….a 2-1 advantage…
but just seconds later– Picton ties
it up… Dawson Ellis will score on the wrap-a-round with 5-islander’s watching him do it….
and the visitors take the lead for the first time in the game..Ryan Fraser on the break-a-way who beats Gemmill…..and the Prince Edward County boys celebrate a 3-2 advantage….
but Gananoque gets the equalizer…Chris Minns into the offensive zone…to Shamus barr to Jacob Ovens who lights the lamp…and its 3-3 after 40-minutes of action…
but the visitors score two unanswered goals in the final frame…this one by Jordan Cannons…Picton wins 5-3…..stealing a valuable two points on the road…
Tye Eaton/ Pirates Captain
“It was huge..there’s a big push with us and Gananoque –the battle for 3rd place which is huge in the play-offs…the boys were rolling tonight that’s for sure…obviously we beat them 5-3–the boys were jelling with a short bench but picked up the “W’….
Goaltender Aaron Young played another strong game between the pipes stopping 35 shots
“Oh he’s come in clutch a lot this year–pulling out big wins–stopping 45 plus shots a game ..he’s come up huge for us.”