Brampton Beast (2-2-0-0) at Newfoundland Growlers (3-2-0-0)
Saturday, October 19th – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
|0 - 1||1||1st||NFL||3:09||B. Ferguson (3)||S. Pooley|
|1 - 1||2||1st||BRM||11:36||F. Beauchemin (1)||C. Clapperton, T. Bourque|
|1 - 2||3||1st||NFL||13:06||J. Brazeau (2)||R. Woods, C. Conrad|
|2 - 2||4||1st||BRM||18:15||D. Vallorani (1)||M. Gendron, M. Petgrave||SH|
|2 - 3||5||2nd||NFL||1:40||R. Woods (2)||M. Hollowell|
|3 - 3||6||2nd||BRM||8:54||C. Martenet (1)||D. Vallorani|
|4 - 3||7||2nd||BRM||10:00||A. Sturtz (1)||N. Todd, M. Petgrave||SH|
|4 - 4||8||2nd||NFL||17:30||G. Estephan (4)||B. Ferguson, T. Bradley||PP|
|4 - 5||9||3rd||NFL||2:20||G. Estephan (5)||M. Hollowell, T. Bradley||PP|
|5 - 5||10||3rd||BRM||7:26||F. Beauchemin (2)|
|6 - 5||11||3rd||BRM||12:04||N. Todd (3)||T. Melancon, L. Sparks|
|7 - 5||12||3rd||BRM||19:38||M. Petgrave (1)|
The Newfoundland Growlers saw their winning streak end at three games as they suffered a 7-5 defeat to the Brampton Beast Saturday night at Mile One Centre.
Brady Ferguson opened the scoring at 3:09 of the first period after taking a nice pass from Scott Pooley to spring a partial breakaway and squeaked it past Alex Dubeau to give the Growlers an early 1-0 lead. Francois Beauchemin tied the game after re-directing a Nathan Todd shot behind Patrick Munson at 11:36 of the first period, but Justin Brazeau needed only a minute and a half to slap home a big rebound and re-store the Growlers lead. The back-and-forth opening period continued when David Vallorani made good on a shorthanded breakaway with 1:45 to play in the first, making it a 2-2 game.
Riley Woods pulled the Growlers ahead once again beating Dubeau blocker side on a two-on-one rush for a 3-2 lead just 1:40 into the second period, but Brampton replied once again as Chris Martenet’s point blast trickled past Munson at the 8:54 mark for a 3-3 game.
The Beast took their first lead of the game at the mid-way mark of the second period as Andrew Sturtz capitalized on a shorthanded breakaway, giving the visitors their second shorthanded goal of the game. Giorgio Estephan responded with 2:30 remaining in the second period after going hard to the net and banging a loose puck in the Beast net on the powerplay to extend his point streak to five games, and for a 4-4 game after 40 minutes
Giorgio Estephan re-stored the Growlers lead 2:20 into the third period, firing home his second powerplay goal of the game and giving the Growlers a 5-4 lead, but five minutes later Francois Beauchemin netted his second of the game to tie the game once again at 5-5.
Nathan Todd gave Brampton their second lead of the game after batting a loose puck behind Munson for a 6-5 game.
Head Coach John Snowden pulled Patrick Munson with 2:15 remaining in the third period for an extra attacker, but the gamble didn’t pay off as Matt Petgrave fired the puck into an empty cage for a 7-5 final score.
- Zach O’Brien was recalled to the Toronto Marlies prior to puckdrop
- Matt Bradley wore an “A”
- The three stars were 3 – M. Hollowell (NFL), 2 – T. Bradley (NFL) and 1 – T. Melancon (BRM)
The Newfoundland Growlers embark on a five-game road trip beginning Friday night against the Maine Mariners, ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers. Puck drop is 8:45 p.m. Newfoundland time. Fans can tune in to Chris Ballard’s call of the game at mixlr.com/nlgrowlers.