The Tigers are heading into another multi-game weekend and are striving to again gather up as many points as possible as the end of the regular season looms in the not too distant future. On Friday they will be in Grand Falls to tackle the persistent Rapids and then on Saturday, Campbellton hosts the Aces.
Last weekend the Tigers made a statement of sorts with three wins in four days. The first came Friday at home over their rivals from the Miramichi. In their last meeting the Timberwolves had handed Campbellton a 4-1 loss for which the Tigers were eager to to get retribution. Also, with Edmundston vying to close in on Campbellton’s hold on second place, the Tigers wanted to fight hard for every single point and that is just what they did. Backed by the shutout performance by second game star, Tristan Gray, and spurred on by a pair of goals by first game star, Dawson Stairs, the Tigers notched a 4-0 win. Campbellton’s other markers came off the sticks of third game star, Brendan Bornstein and Kyle Petten. Assists went to Pierre-Luc Lurette, Coleton Perry, Pascal Valcourt and Jared Janke with three.
On Saturday the team took the long trip to the Island where for the second straight game, Tristan Gray shut out the opponents, this time the Caps, while his teammates popped five past the Dominik Tmej in Summerside’s net. Scoring for the Tigers were Dawson Stairs, Dylan Coffey, Pascal Valcourt, Pier-Olivier Michaud and Charles-William Gagné. Assists went to Michaud, Gagné, Coffey, Joel Walker, Hunter Martin, Matt Warner, Brendan Bornstein and Francis Thibeault. The Tigers swept the game star selections with Gagné, third, Coffey, second and Michaud, first. For Michaud, a stay-at-home defenseman, his goal, scored on a breakaway, was his first of the season.
The Tigers finished off their long weekend in fine fashion with their third win in as many games. After giving up an early short-handed goal, Tristan Gray stopped everything else the Blizzard could throw at him while his team mates scored four to secure the victory. Netting Campbellton’s markers were Joel Walker, Dawson Stairs, Pierre-Luc Lurette and Zach Spencer. Helping out on the goals were Stairs, Logan Kelly-Murphy, Francis Thibeault, Pascal Valcourt, Maxime Charest, Hunter Martin and Jared Janke with a pair. Stairs was named the third game star, Thibeault, the second and Tristan Gray the first.