On the road in Game 6
CAMPBELLTON, N.B. – The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals did not go into enemy territory alone on Saturday night.
An estimated 75 to 100 vocal Caps’ fans made the trip to Campbellton, N.B., for Game 6 of the Eastlink North Division semifinal series in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) playoffs.
“Having a good crowd cheering us on really helps us a lot,” said Caps goaltender Kyle Michalovsky, who made 32 saves in the Caps’ 3-1 win that forced a Game 7 back in Summerside on Tuesday at 7 p.m. “Here tonight (Saturday) with the fans, it really felt good.
“When we were doing something right, they were cheering us and you could hear them loud and clear on the ice. It’s nice to get that support, especially on the road.”
Michalovsky, who turned 20 in February, came to the Caps in a trade with the Amherst Ramblers in early December.
“When I first came here I had a lot of fans reach out and welcome me,” said Michalovsky, who is from Kamloops, B.C., and called Caps’ fans the best of any team he has played for. “It’s really nice the support we have in Summerside.
“They are the best fans in the league by far, and it’s nice to give them a little treat with Game 7 at home.”