Lions du Lac St-Louis 5 - London Jr. Knights 4
MATHESON’S PAIR LEAD LIONS TO VICTORY
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Michael Matheson scored twice, including the game winner with just under eight minutesto go as the Lions du Lac St-Louis scored a 5-4 win over the London Jr. Knights on Monday afternoon at MileOne Centre.
The Lac St-Louis captain’s wrist shot from the point eluded London goaltender Justin Tugwell to restorethe Lions’ lead after London had scored twice in the first 1:50 of the third period to pull into a 4-4tie.
Matheson opened the scoring just shy of the eight-minute mark of the first period, stepping over the blueline and rifling a shot over the glove of Craig Wood, who was lifted in favour of Tugwell after AlexandrosSoumakis made it a 4-2 game 7:52 into the second period.
The teams traded the game’s first four goals before Anthony Duclair and Soumakis beat Wood 1:18 apart togive the Lions their largest lead of the game at 4-2 and end Wood’s evening.
Matthew Schurr brought the Jr. Knights to within one at 4-3 with his second of the game just 37 secondsinto the third period, and Connor Hogg converted a shorthanded breakaway 73 seconds later to tie the game andset up a tense finish.
Despite a late power play, the Central Region champions couldn’t beat Lac St-Louis netminder FrançoisBrassard, who made 28 saves to record the win.
The Lions will look to run their record to 2-0 when they face the Winnipeg Thrashers in Tuesday’s matinee(noon NT), while the Jr. Knights face the host St. John’s Privateers in the late game (7 p.m. NT).
|Arena||Mile One Centre||City, Country||St. John's, N.L.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/18/2011||Time||03:30 PM NT|
|Lions du Lac St-Louis (QUE)||1||3||1||5|
|London Jr. Knights (CEN)||0||2||2||4|
07:42 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (25 Maxim Côté, 9 Kurt Etchegary) PP
01:57 CEN 19 Ryan Tuffin (14 Paul Hopkins, 17 Wyatt Coghill) PP
02:20 QUE 21 Neil Robinson (24 David Montgomery, 4 Anthony Cortese)
05:38 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (12 Brett Dyck, 7 Adam Rzeszutko) PP
06:34 QUE 10 Anthony Duclair (25 Maxim Côté, 4 Anthony Cortese)
07:52 QUE 22 Alexandros Soumakis (7 Michael Matheson, 27 Jonathan Drouin) PP
00:37 CEN 11 Matthew Schurr (9 Conor Carson, 18 Mike Juszczynski)
01:50 CEN 10 Connor Hogg SH
12:17 QUE 7 Michael Matheson (4 Anthony Cortese, 27 Jonathan Drouin) PP
|Lions du Lac St-Louis||
|London Jr. Knights||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Lions du Lac St-Louis||6||15||11||32|
|London Jr. Knights||10||10||12||32|
|Player of the Game|
|Lions du Lac St-Louis||7 Michael Matheson|
|London Jr. Knights||11 Matthew Schurr|
|Referee||Stephen Orr, Alex Hillier|
|Lines People||Darryl Butt|
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