Moncton Flyers 4 - Leduc Oil Kings 5
MORRIS TIP-IN CAPS WILD FINISH, GIVES OIL KINGS WIN OVER FLYERS
LEDUC, Alta. – Doug Morris tipped in the game-winner with 36 seconds to go, capping a wild finish and giving the host Leduc Oil Kings a 5-4 victory over the Moncton Flyers on Monday night.
Morris’ goal came 1:46 after Evan Polei tied the game for Leduc, and just seconds after a potential game-winning goal, which would have been credited to Morris, was waved off due to a high stick.
The Oil Kings became just the eighth host team in the last 20 years to open with a victory.
Carter Huebner and Cole MacDonald also scored for Leduc (1-0), while Kord Pankewicz added three assists in the victory. Oil Kings netminder Brett Zarowny made 18 saves as Leduc outshot Moncton 38-22, including 14-3 in the decisive third period.
Matt Bernier, with two, Shane Dallaire and Stephen Johnson had the goals for Moncton (0-1), which lost for just the second time in 23 games, dating back to the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget League regular season. Flyers captain Lindon Beckwith chipped in with three assists, while goaltender Vincent Charest stopped 33 shots in a losing cause.
Special teams played a major role for both teams; the Oil Kings and Flyers each had two power play goals and one shorthanded – Leduc was 2-for-6 on the power play, while Moncton finished 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
The Oil Kings are back in front of the home crowd at the Leduc Recreation Centre on Tuesday night against the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Flyers face the Red Deer Rebels in an afternoon contest (4 p.m. MT).
|Arena||Leduc Recreation Centre||City, Country||Leduc, Alta.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/23/2012||Time||07:30 PM MT|
|Moncton Flyers (ATL)||2||2||0||4|
|Leduc Oil Kings (HST)||2||1||2||5|
10:51 HST 14 Carter Huebner (11 Carson Powlik) SH
11:27 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (26 Lindon Beckwith, 6 Shane MacDonald) PP
13:15 HST 8 Doug Morris (6 Jarrett Brown, 21 Kord Pankewicz) PP
19:29 ATL 10 Shane Dallaire (12 Stephen Johnson, 26 Lindon Beckwith) PP
04:05 ATL 19 Matt Bernier (26 Lindon Beckwith)
16:56 HST 7 Cole MacDonald (21 Kord Pankewicz, 8 Doug Morris) PP
18:24 ATL 12 Stephen Johnson SH
17:38 HST 18 Evan Polei (14 Carter Huebner)
19:24 HST 8 Doug Morris (3 Levi Harden, 21 Kord Pankewicz)
|Leduc Oil Kings||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Leduc Oil Kings||13||10||14||37|
|Player of the Game|
|Leduc Oil Kings||14 Carter Huebner|
|Moncton Flyers||12 Stephen Johnson|
|Lines People||Jason Nedinis, Andrew Coburn|
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