T-Birds top Canadiens 6-1 in Game 3

T-Birds impress the home fans with offensive display

Game 3 of the NEAJBHL second round playoffs between St. Paul and Frog Lake saw the series shift to the T-Birds rink. Frog Lake scored early and often to win 6-1.

Tyler Kwiatkowski started in net for St. Paul. 15 seconds into the first period, Dallas Desjarlais broke past a Canadiens defender and sniped one short side on Kwiatkowski. Frog Lake would add three more in the period, by either moving the puck around the Canadiens zone, or getting a man to the front of the net and tapping it in. Jamal Daniels scored once in the frame, while Jacob Anderson picked up the other two. Desjarlais piled up three points, including his goal, in the first frame. A big shock in the first period was the fact that the referee’s arm didn’t go up once.

“(Kwiatkowski) got hung out to dry; there were a lot of tap-ins in the first.” Canadiens Head Coach Joe Young said.

The second period would see a goaltending change for St. Paul. David Rupp came off the bench to replace Kwiatkowski. St. Paul would respond by directing a couple more pucks on net than they had in the first. They still couldn’t solve Chantz Vinck, who has been solid for the T-Birds all series. Frog Lake would get another goal in the period from Dallas Desjarlais after a setup from Jacob Anderson.

“We need to go back to playing simple, we’re getting to cute. Maybe score a greasy one and get the boys going.” Dyson Roy told Husband Chad during the Lake City Coach Second Period Intermission Report.

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2:44 into the third period, Braydon Burak finally broke through for the Canadiens. His goal cut the Frog Lake lead to 5-1. St. Paul would get one more chance to beat Vinck before the T-Birds scored less than a minute later to make it 6-1. Damian Cardinal would pick up the goal after a missed attempt by Delano Tipewan. Things would get rough from there. Two 10 minute misconducts and a few stick infractions led to both teams finishing the final 1:30 of the game playing three on three.

“They came out hard, and we got caught on our heels. It was tough to recover.” Joe Young spoke of the T-Birds performance on the Cornerstone Co-op Post-Game Show.

The Canadiens and T-Birds  will meet up again on Wednesday, March 8th for game four in Frog Lake. Lakeland Connect will have you covered starting with the Cornerstone Co-op Pre-Game Show. We will have our intermission reports brought to you by Lake City Coach, and wrap up the night with the Cornerstone Co-op Post-Game Show.