RECAP | GROWLERS GRAB GAME 1 WITH 3-0 SHUTOUT WIN
Newfoundland Growlers (1-0) vs. Reading Royals (0-1)
Saturday, May 6 – Reading, PA
2023 North Division Final: Newfoundland lead series 1-0
OFFICIAL GAME SHEET
The Newfoundland Growlers took game one of the North Division Final with a 3-0 road win over the Reading Royals on Saturday night at Santander Arena.
Keenan Suthers opened the scoring just 3:34 into the game as he finished a great feed from Isaac Johnson to give Newfoundland a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Neither team would find the back of the net in the middle frame as the Growlers held onto their 1-0 advantage heading into the third period.
Isaac Johnson provided an insurance marker for the Growlers as he beat four Royals including goaltender Pat Nagle to make it 2-0 Newfoundland with 16:49 left to go.
Orrin Centazzo sealed it with a late empty netter while Dryden McKay stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout in a 3-0 Newfoundland victory.
- Isaac Johnson had a 2-point night (1G, 1A).
- Dryden McKay has back-to-back shutouts.
- Game Two goes tomorrow afternoon at Santander Arena (4:30pm NL time)
1. NFL – I. Johnson
2. NFL – K. Suthers
3. NFL – D. McKay