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Newfoundland Growlers (3-2) vs. Trois-Riviéres Lions (2-3)
Saturday, April 30 – Trois-Riviéres, QC

2022 North Division Semifinals: Newfoundland lead series 3-2


Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers came up just short in a hotly contested Game 5 as they fell 3-2 to the Trois-Riviéres Lions on Saturday night at Colisée Vidéotron.

Tyler Boland opened the scoring for Newfoundland three minutes into the game as he took a feed atop the circle from Zach O’Brien before sniping one blocker side beyond Phillipe Desrosiers to make it 1-0 Growlers.

Alexis D’Aoust replied four minutes later for the Lions as he beat Ben Finkelstein with a nifty move before finishing on the backhand over the shoulder of Keith Petruzzelli to level things up at 1-1 with 12:42 left in the 1st – a scoreline which carried over into the second period.

Boland picked up his second goal of the game late in the second period as he scooped up a rebound from Gordie Green’s effort on goal and beat Desrosiers in tight to make it 2-1 Newfoundland with 3:41 left in the middle frame.

Trois-Riviéres took just 24 seconds to reply however as captain Cedric Montminy deflected a pointshot past Petruzzzelli to bring it to 2-2 after 40 minutes played.

D’Aoust added a second goal on the night as he found himself in behind the Growlers defence once again, this time electing to go glove side, as he put the Lions ahead 3-2 with 10:44 left in regulation.

Despite a strong push from the Growlers, Desorsiers and the Lions would do their part to hold on for a 3-2 win to keep their season alive.

Quick Hits

  • Tyler Boland leads Newfoundland in goals this postseason with five.
  • Keith Petruzzelli made 27 saves in the loss.
  • Newfoundland host the Lions for Game 6 on Monday night at Mary Brown’s Centre.

Three Stars:

1. TR – A. D’Aoust

2. TR – P. Desrosiers

3. NFL – T. Boland

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