Toledo Walleye (7-4-1-0) at Newfoundland Growlers (8-5-0-0)
Friday, November 15th – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
|V-H||#||Per||Team||Time||Goals||Assists||Type||On Ice (+/-)|
|1 - 0||1||1st||TOL||9:04||J. Buzzeo (5)||T. Loggins||V||4 9 12 19 77||H||8 14 15 21 26|
|1 - 1||2||2nd||NFL||4:23||Z. O'Brien (5)||M. Bradley, E. Neugold||V||9 19 23 27 77||H||4 8 9 10 27|
|1 - 2||3||2nd||NFL||9:48||B. Ferguson (6)||G. Estephan, Z. O'Brien||PP||V||18 19 23 27||H||9 10 21 22 29|
|2 - 2||4||2nd||TOL||13:45||A. Girduckis (7)||T. Hensick, C. D'Astous||V||7 14 17 22 39||H||3 21 22 26 29|
|2 - 3||5||3rd||NFL||9:25||T. Panico (1)||M. Power, B. Ferguson||V||4 7 17 23 39||H||4 8 9 22 29|
|3 - 3||6||3rd||TOL||16:09||M. Moffat (3)||J. Winquist||V||4 9 10 21 22||H||3 14 17 21 39|
|3 - 4||7||3rd||NFL||19:21||B. Ferguson (7)||A. Luchuk, J. Brazeau||V||9 14 19 27 77||H||8 17 22 26 43|
The Newfoundland Growlers extended their winning streak to three games Friday night at Mile One Centre in a chippy 4-3 win against the defending Western Conference Champions, Toledo Walleye.
Justin Buzzeo struck first at 9:04 after finishing off some nice stick work by Troy Loggins and beating Angus Redmond to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead. Trey Bradley looked to tie the game at one with five minutes to play in the first on a shorthanded breakaway, but struck iron on his quest for his first goal of the season, to preserve the 1-0 Walleye lead after 20 minutes of play.
Zach O’Brien fired a wrister through the five-hole of Pat Nagle at 4:23 of the second period for his fifth of the season to tie the game at 1-1, and Brady Ferguson gave the Growlers their first lead of the game with a highlight reel power-play goal 5:25 later for a 2-1 game. Abbott Girduckis replied for the Walleye with 6:15 to play in the second to even the score at 2-2.
Tommy Panico, who made his Mile One Centre debut, broke the 2-2 deadlock with 10:35 remaining in the third period after firing a rocket past Nagle for his first of the season pulling the Growlers ahead 3-2. Toledo’s Brandon Anselmini was awarded a penalty shot with 6:25 to play, but Angus Redmond stood tall between the pipes for the Growlers to turn it aside. The Walleye struck just under three minutes later however, as Michael Moffat roofed a wrist shot for a 3-3 game.
Brady Ferguson played the role of hero firing a shot through traffic with just 39 seconds remaining to seal the deal for a 4-3 victory.
- Alex Gudbranson and former Growler Josh Kestner received their Kelly Cup Championship rings prior to puck drop
- Brady Ferguson extended his point streak to five games
- The three stars were 3 – P. Nagle (TOL), 2 – Z. O’Brien (NFL) and 1 – B. Ferguson (NFL)
The Newfoundland Growlers wrap up their four-game home stand Saturday night in a rematch against the Toledo Walleye, ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings on Hockey Fights Cancer night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com and the Mile One Centre Box Office.