Sunday, May 5, 2013

Truro Bearcats Are 2013 Fred Page Cup Champions

Press Release

The Truro Bearcats (Host) (4-0) edged the Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) (3-2) 3-2 in double overtime Sunday afternoon in Truro in Game #8 (Championship Game) of the Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championships. With the win, the Bearcats win the 2013 Fred Page Cup Eastern Canadian Championship and advance to the Royal Bank Cup.

Dylan McGuigan led the Bearcats with 2 goals while Philip Fife added 1 goal and 1 assist.

McGuigan opened the scoring at 1:15 to give the Bearcats a 1-0 lead after the first period. JP Harvey scored 37 seconds into the middle frame to tie the game at 1-1. Wes Herrett scored 17 seconds later to give the Western Capitals a 2-1 lead after the second period. McGuigan (second goal of game) scored at 10:09 to even the score at 2-2 and force extra time. As there was no scoring in the first overtime period, they went to a second additional period. In the second overtime period, Philip Fife (game winner) scored at 15:41 for the championship win.

Truro went 0 for 4 on the powerplay while Summerside went 0 for 6.

Shayne Campbell stopped 35 of 37 shots for the win while Kevin Bailie stopped 43 of 46 shots in the loss.

Both teams now advance to the Royals Bank Cup Jr A Championships in Summerside, PE running from May 11-19.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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