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Regals come up with backs-to-the-wall convincing win


ALBERTON – The Western Regals showed Wednesday night they are still very much alive.

Alex Morrissey of the Western Regals Midgets attempts to stuff the puck in on the short side but is blocked by Mid Isle Matrix goaltender Jean-Luc Duguay. The Regals downed the Matrix 7-1 Wednesday to keep their championship play-off hopes alive.

The Regals prevailed 7-1 at the Jacques Cartier Arena to narrow the Mid-Isle Matrix’s lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League championship series.
The Matrix will look to clinch the league title with a win in Game 4 on home ice at Community Gardens in Kensington on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A Regals’ win will force a fifth and deciding game back in Alberton on Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Winning goal
Brayden Handrahan’s goal at 11:01 of the second period would hold up as the winner. He made good on a nice feed in front by Isaac Callaghan.
Handrahan and Callaghan paced the Regals with two goals and an assist apiece. Alex Morrissey also had two goals, including the only marker of the first period.

Chance Pitre of the Western Regals takes a spill with a little help from the Mid Isle Matrix Wednesdy at the Jacques Cartier Arena. Despite a 7-1 loss, Mid Isle still leads the best-of-five championship series two games to one.

The Regals, who received solid goaltending from Cole Gallant, were leading 3-1 after the second period, and Morrissey put them up 4-1 on the power play just 11 seconds into the third period.
Jean-Luc Duguay was in goal for the Matrix.
The Matrix, who was assessed seven minors and two 10-minute misconducts, gave up two power-play goals. The Regals were assessed five minors and a 10-minute misconduct.

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