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Tompkins short-handed goal forces Game 5

A last minute and overtime thriller in Trenton Sunday night…..Game 5 back in Antigonish Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

After being outscored 18-2 in their opening three playoff games with the Antigonish Jr. Bulldogs before having Game 4 PPD. Thursday night due to treacherous driving conditions, the six day rest between Games 3 and 4 seemed to do wonders for the Pictou County Scotians as they forced a fifth game in their Rowe Semi-Final with Antigonish, defeating the Jr. Bulldogs 5-4 on Jack Tompkins short-handed goal with 6:02 having elapsed in sudden-death overtime Sunday evening in Trenton.  Cale MacLaughlin with his second d goal of the game put the Scotians up 4-2 with 6:51 to play in regulation but only 36 seconds later Bradley Armstrong pulled the Bulldogs to within 4-3 before Venel Campbell tied the game at 4-4 for the Bulldogs with only 13 seconds remaining in regulation.
The teams played a scoreless first period before the Scotians took a 3-2 lead after forty minutes on MacLaughlin’s first goal of the game which came after Luc Sampson gave Antigonish a 1-0 lead.  Ethan Twolan’s power-play goal put the Bulldogs back in front 2-1 only 35 seconds after MacLaughlin had tied it but Nate Supryka and Keagan Dalton then scored for the Scotians in the final 3 and-a-half minutes of the middle period.  Jack Cameron stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Scotians while Adam Tkacz turned away 31 of 36  for the Bulldogs.  The Scotians will be hoping for another huge win Monday night on the road in Antigonish.
As well, the South Shore Lumberjacks travel to Lantz Monday night hoping to force a seventh and deciding game in their series with the Penguins back in Bridgewater Wednesday evening.  The Pens won the first three games of the series before the Lumberjacks awoke and have now won the last two.  The Pens will be looking to finish the series on home ice and get ready to play the Capstone Colts in the Fox Divisional Final.
Mar 11, 2024