Tigers Blank Truro

In what turned out to be a strong finish to a  great weekend of hockey, The Tigers wasted little time setting the tone  in the game on Saturday night in Truro, getting on the board with just forty-seven seconds gone in the match. After Jared Janke dumped the puck into Truro’s zone, Dawson Stairs hustled in to retrieve it. From behind the net he fed a sharp pass to Dylan Coffey who one-timed it from near the end line past a startled Alec MacDonald in Truro’s net. Before the end of the first Campbellton doubled their lead when Coleton Perry banged the rebound of a blocked shot over the sprawling goaltender. Assists went to Joel Walker and Hunter Martin. It was a special night for Martin, who comes from Millbrook First Nation in Truro and had many of his family and friends on hand to cheer for him and the Tigers. In the second period, both goalies stood their ground and gave the goal judges nothing to do but in the final twenty, the Tigers struck again.  Walker, from the top of the slot fired a wristshot over the goalie’s blocker to put the Bearcats into a deep hole. Tigers’ goalie, Marc-Antoine Berube-Jalbert, stopped all of Truro’s attempts to get the puck past him and with the Bearcats’ net empty, Matt Warner scored his first as a Tiger on a rink-length shot with one second left in the game.

With the pair of wins, the Tigers strengthened their hold on second place in the North Division. With the help of the Miramichi Timberwolves who downed the Blizzard 5-4 on Saturday, Campbellton now lead Edmundston by five points. Miramichi and St. Stephen are in a toe-to-toe battle for the final playoff spot with the Aces presently holding a slight one point advantage. On the top of the heap sit Summerside who have been sailing along and have already nailed down a playoff spot.