Physical series returns to Frog Lake tonight
Game five was a tone setting game for the St. Paul Canadiens. After a slow start in game three, and a back and forth performance in game four, the Canadiens came out hitting in game five. The Canadiens and T-Birds were tied at 2-2 in their second round series prior to the game. St. Paul’s offense returned to form and the Habs won 5-2.
Roddy MacDougall and Zach Sylvestre would score in the first for the Canadiens. Courage Omeasoo scored short-handed in the final few minutes of the first to bring the game to 2-1. In the second Michael Cardinal and Roddy MacDougall would trade goals. The third period would see the Canadiens pull away. Zach Sylvestre would score on the powerplay for his second goal of the night. Roddy MacDougall would tally the game’s final goal to complete his hat-trick. Final score was 5-2.
“We wanted to be a presence even before the game started. We drove the net, we got bodies in front, and we got a ton of shots tonight.” Canadiens Coach Joe Young said.
Penalties were once more a theme in the game as they have been all series. The teams combined for 67 minutes of penalties. Cam Smyl dropped the gloves against Damian Cardinal. Chantz Vinck stood on his head once again for the T-Birds as he stopped 52 of 57 shots directed his way. Tyler Kwiatkowski returned to form with 24 saves on 26 shots.
Canadiens look to solve Vinck at home
Game six goes tonight in Frog Lake at 7 p.m. St. Paul is 0-2 in games at Frog Lake this series. The Canadiens offense only mustered two goals in the two games. It is unclear who will get the start for the Canadiens in net tonight as Head Coach Joe Young has continued to switch things up throughout the series. Chantz Vinck figures to get the nod in net for the T-Birds.
Lakeland Connect will have you covered with reports on all the action from Frog Lake. The night will start with the Cornerstone Co-op Pre-Game Show, and end with the Cornerstone Co-op Post Game Show. The intermission reports are brought to you by Lake City Coach.