Growlers Win in Overtime

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Updated: October 13, 2019
NL Growlers Win in OT

The Newfoundland Growlers picked up its first win of the season, picking up a 3-2 overtime win agains the Reading Royals at home at Mile One Centre.

The Royals scored the first goal as Matthew Gaudreau snapped a wrist shot over the Growlers goaltender Patrick Munson with just 4:14 remaining in the first period. The Royals took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room after peppering the Growlers netminder with 17 shots in the first period.

The second period saw the Reading Royals score at the 5:04 mark as Frank DiChiara scored his second of the seon. The Growlers responded late in the period when Aaron Luchuk scored, netting his first goal as a Growler at the 19:13 of the period.

In the third period, the Growlers stepped up their play, using the body to wear down the Royals, allowing Matt Bradley to score at 12:37 of the period to tie the game at 2-2.

With a late third period powerplay, the Growlers took the momentum into the overtime period with Mac Hollowell scoring 2:51 into the extra period, to give the Growlers the lead.

The Newfoundland Growlers evened their record early in the season at 1-1-0.  Play resumes on Tuesday night as the Growlers face the Reading Royals to wrap up their three game series.

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