The Summerside Western Capitals are in deep trouble in the Maritime Junior Hockey League playoffs.
The host Miramichi Timberwolves dropped the Capitals 9-6 Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Roger Meek Division semifinal series.
Game 4 is Friday in Summerside at 7 p.m.
Joe Colatarci (1-2), Cavan Fitzgerald (1-2), Alex Bradley (1-1), Isaac Jay, Brad Power and Maxim Pitre scored for the Capitals. Blaze Bridges had three assists.
The Summerside club trailed 4-0 after the first period but got to within a goal of the Miramichi in the second period and again in the third.
Eric Walker led Miramichi with four goals.
Simon-Pier Chamberland and Alex Kelly faced a combined 35 shots for the Capitals while Clint Windsor faced 29 for the Timberwolves.