Midget AAA final back in Alberton on Thursday
POWNAL – The Pownal Red Devils overcame a 2-0 deficit after one period to win the opening game of the P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League final on Monday night.
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The Red Devils scored three unanswered goals to edge the Western Regals 3-2 at the Pownal Sports Centre. Game 2 in the best-of-five series is scheduled for the Jacques Cartier Arena in Alberton on Thursday at 8 p.m., with Game 3 back in Pownal on Saturday at 8:10 p.m.
Connor Gray’s goal at the nine-minute mark of the third period proved to be difference in the opener.
Brayden Arsenault and Tyson Arsenault staked the Regals to a 2-0 lead after one period, but Gray and Connor Koughan pulled the Red Devils even in the middle frame.
Overall, the Regals outshot the Red Devils 49-41, including a 22-8 advantage in the first period. Pownal held a 21-12 shots-on-goal cushion in the third period.
Colby Landrigan earned the goaltending win over Bronson Banks.