Five minute major deflates Canadiens again
The NEAJBHL Final shifted to St. Paul for game three. The Canadiens were looking to get their first win in the series Tuesday night. The Wainwright powerplay had its way again and propelled the Bisons to a 7-4 victory.
The first period saw a deflating goal let in right off the hop. Taylor Schubada scored less than a minute in to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead. The Candiens would not get deterred though. St. Paul answered back to tie it on a goal by Zach Sylvestre who just barely tucked it past Cade Spencer. Although not technically a powerplay goal, there was a delayed call on the Bisons when Sylvestre scored. The game was tied 1-1 headed into the second period.
“We’ve got a lot of energy playing in our barn. They got a lucky one to start, but we bounced back and tied it up 1-1.” Zach Sylvestre said during the first intermission.
Five minutes and a game misconduct
Curtis McKinlay and Brayden Goulet traded goals in the second period. Less than a minute left in the middle frame, Dyson Roy delivered a hard check on Kobe Scott that was deemed a five minute charging major. Roy was tossed from the game. This was the Bisons second five minute powerplay in as many games. Keenan Scott scored the first goal of the man advantage with just under 30 seconds to go in the period. The Bisons held a 2-1 edge going to the third.
Bryce Woodward scored the second goal of the man advantage to open the third period for the Bisons. Ryley Wozniak would put some energy back in the Clancy Richard Arena with a goal that cut the lead to 4-3. The Bisons pulled away, as Chandler Klein and Zach MacKay both scored goals to make it 6-3 in the late going. The Canadiens did not go down without giving it everything they had. Wozniak made it 6-4 with fewer than two minutes to play. With Kwiatkowski out, the Bisons chipped a puck into the empty net to secure a 7-4 victory.
“That five minute penalty is just hard a play, again. We’re not just going to let guys sit around and think it’s an easy series. We’re going to take the body.” Coach Joe Young said.
Game four goes Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Clancy Richard Arena. The St. Paul Canadiens find themselves down 3-0 in the series. Lakeland Connect will keep you up to speed throughout the game with live pre-game, intermission and post-game.