Back-to-back games versus Edmundston on Friday and then the Caps in Summerside sounds like a tough challenge at the best of times. That the Tigers had to endure extra time in both matches made the task even harder but Campbellton faced the opposition nose to nose, winning at home versus the Blizzard and then grudgingly giving up the extra point Saturday night on the Island.
On Friday, the Tigers delighted their fans by wiping out the two goal deficit facing them after two and then winning it all in OT on a spectacular goal by Coleton Perry. Charles-William Gagné scored in the first and Dylan Coffey led the comeback by netting a pair in the third. Isaak Pelletier stopped forty-five shots for the win. Coffey was named the game’s first star while Pelletier and Perry took second and third stars respectively.
In Summerside, the Tigers took the lead in the second frame on a goal by Gagné with assists going to Maxime Charest and Antoine Gauthier but the Caps fought back to tie the game before the end of the period. Like the first, the last regulation period went scoreless and in OT Summerside eventually got another past Tristan Gray in the Tigers’ net. For Gray it was his first game back after a lengthy recovery from an injury but he showed no ill effects from his layoff and turned in a great performance stopping thirty-eight shots and earning third game star recognition.
With the points earned this weekend the Tigers now have sole possession of second place. Their next game will be Friday, Nov. 16th versus the Timberwolves.