By Stephanie Drummond
Oct. 27, 2014
The Summerside Western Capitals roared back in the third period to beat the Campbellton Tigers 4-3 on Oct. 26 in Summerside.
The Caps were down 3-1 in the third period, but that all changed in the last seven minutes.
Thomas Stavert started the action in the third period with seven minutes to go.
“It was a pretty good game. We were a little slow going,” he said.
He and teammate Blaize Bridges scored two goals in under a minute, which set the crowd off.
“It’s a great crowd. We were playing well and they were cheering us on.”
Alex Bridges scored the winning goal with four minutes left.
It all started in the first period when Campbell Gallant got the Caps going, making the score 1-0.
“It felt pretty great. I got that shot on the net,” Gallant said.
So far the Gallant likes the new team.
“It is a great crowd here in Summerside.”
Two fights broke out resulting in six penalties, three for the Caps and three for the Tigers.
With 9:52 left in the second period the Tigers evened the score. Darcy Burley got the team’s first goal.
Kraig Pasher scored again for the Tigers with 3:05 left in the second period. Making the score 2-1 for the Tigers.
At 10:15 in the third period Matthew Astle of the Tigers scored, making it 3-1 for the Tigers.
Thirty seconds later, Astle got into a scuffle and was given a penalty, as was Sacha Guay of the Caps.
With 7:11 left on the clock Stavert scored, making it 3-2 for the Tigers.
Less than a minute later, Blaize Bridges scored, tying the game at 3-3.
Two minutes later, Alex Stavert scored giving the Caps a 4-3 lead.
A fight involving most of the players broke out at the end of the game.
General manager Pat McIver was proud of how the team played.
“We got a battle in the third period. It’s always good to win like that.”
McIver said the team has been busy since hiring a new coach on Oct. 23 and playing three games on the weekend.
“It’s been a good, but busy weekend. A new coach on Thursday, but it’s going good.”