In the first period of play, the first half was rather uneventful until the eight-minute mark that set off a string of penalties until Vito’s #4 Jamie Bishop scored a power-play goal at 14:05. The shots were fairly even with an 8-7 lead for Moncton at the end of the period.
The second-period action went well for the Vito’s as they manage to take two goals twenty seconds apart with Matt Bursey at 5:42 and Jordan Bruce at 6:02. The latter causing the Flyers to switch goaltenders and Aaron Hamilton #31 took over from Scott Cale #29.
The third-period action definitely changed the face or this game as the Moncton Flyers came back with a goal early in the period at 0:27 by Pierre Durepos, followed shortly after by Alex Saulnier at 3:58. Then following a hard fought game just as Vito’s fans were starting to enjoy their victory when at 19:58 Allain Saulnier scored the final goal leaving this the only tied game so far at 3-3. The final shots on goal were 21-17 favouring Moncton.
Action will resume with the final 3 round-robin games starting with Cornwall at St. John’s at 9 am then at 12:30 pm Saint John at Cole Harbour, to be webcast live here at www.majormidgetatlantics.ca. Finishing off the day will be Moncton at Cornwall at 3:30 pm, that will be covered live and then repeated at 7 pm on Rogers TV.
Home Team: Saint John Vito’s (Host)
Away Team: Moncton Flyers (HNB)
Start Time: 8 pm
Arena: Lord Beaverbrook Rink
Shots on Goal
14:05 Host- Jamie Bishop #4 – Unassisted PPG
5:42 Host- Matt Bursey #20 Assist- Josh Carter #19 and Jamie Bishop #4
6:02 Host- Jordan Bruce #18 Assist- Jared Hicks #10 and Jamie Bishop #4
0:27 HNB- Pierre Durepos #23 – Unassisted
3:58 HNB- Alex Saulnier #21 Assist- Allain Saulnier #19
19:58 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 Assist- Alex Saulnier #21
8:06 Host- Josh Carter #19 – Hooking (2:00)
11:38 HNB- Alexander Scully #4 – Hooking (2:00)
12:19 HNB- Sawyer Hannah #27 – Cross Checking (2:00)
12:43 HNB- Tyrone Sock #3 – Roughing after the Whistle (2:00)
14:55 Host- Joslin Gallant #25 – Elbowing (2:00)
18:25 Allain Saulnier #19 – Hooking (2:00)
12:47 Host- Cody Kennedy #11 – Slashing (2:00)
13:10 HNB- Allain Saulnier #19 – Hooking (2:00)
Team MVP Awards
Home: #4 Jamie Bishop
Away: #27 Sawyer Hannay