Cyclones give it all in Game 3 winApril 14, 2019 11:50pm
Listowel Cyclones goalie Evan Morrison made 46 saves as Listowel beat London 2-1 in overtime in Game 3 of the Sutherland Cup semi-final.
Both teams battled through two periods, with London blitzing the Listowel end on numerous occasions.
But it was Listowel forward Steven Grant that scored on a nice give and go with Bryce McFadden. Grant streaked down the right wing and fed the puck to McFadden who got a shot away in the high slot. Grant went straight to the net and found the rebound and tucked it home. That was at 6:15 mark of the third period.
London would score the equalizer just over six minutes later as a crowd swarmed the Listowel net and Josh Castle batted it in.
Headed into the third period, London had out shot Listowel 28-12. And in the third period, London out shot Listowel 17-4.
In overtime, the Nationals came close with pressure but Cyclones’ defenceman Brendan Koops found the puck along the near boards in the Listowel end and fired up the ice to Holdyn Lansink at the offensive blue line who tapped it back to Brayden Krieger. From there the rush headed into the London zone.
The puck was put on net and after a brief scramble Chayse Herrfort found the rebound and popped it in for the win just under three minutes into overtime.
There were just three penalties in the game, London went 0-for-2 on the power play and Listowel 0-for-1.
London still leads the series 2-1 with Game 4 in Listowel Tuesday night at 7:30PM.
Advance tickets are on sale Monday at the rink between 7:00PM and 8:00PM.
In the other semi-final, Waterloo beat Niagara Falls 6-4.
The Siskins were down 3-0 at one point before battling back.
Forward Alex Lycett scored the tying goal and the winning goal eight seconds apart at the beginning of the third period.