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Caps Earn Point in 3-3 Tie with Grizzlies

Capitals score two in third period, skate away with tie

Duncan, BC – The Capitals played a strong third period and were backed by Lane Michasiw’s 50 save performance in goal en route to a 3-3 tie on Saturday night with the Victoria Grizzlies.

Max Newton opened the scoring for Cowichan Valley, with a goal on the man-advantage at 17:44 of the first period, skating to middle ice and beating Grizzlies goalie Matthew Galajda five-hole. Newton’s goal ties him for the league-lead with six powerplay markers. The Grizzlies, however, responded for the second straight night against the Caps with three unanswered goals, all of which came in the middle frame tonight. Victoria led 19-7 on the shot clock in that second period.

Heading into the final frame trailing by a pair and risking losing in consecutive nights to the Grizzlies, the Caps came into the third with a much-needed vengeance. Rhett Kingston pulled Cowichan Valley within one just 57 seconds into the period with his fourth goal of the season. Duncan, BC native Ryan Hogg would shovel home a backhand at 5:41 for his third goal of the year and second in as many nights. The teams would exchange chances throughout the third period, and both overtime periods treated the fans to exciting back-and-forth hockey.

Victoria led 53-28 in shots on the night, and Michasiw’s half-century mark in saves earned him first star honors. Both teams went 1-2 on the powerplay, in a game that featured few penalties but lots of intensity. In salvaging a point with a tie tonight, the Capitals improved to 1-2-1-1 against the Grizzlies through five meetings this year. The two teams now won’t play again until Dec 30 in Duncan.

Cowichan Valley is in action against on Wednesday, Oct 19, as they’ll be on the road to face the Nanaimo Clippers for the first time this season.

The Capitals next home game is Saturday, Oct 22 against the Langley Rivermen. For tickets to this game, or any Capitals home games, visit the box office or call 250-748-9930, or contact Marie Ruzesky at marie.ruzesky@cowichancapitals.com, or Scott Yanko at scott.yanko@cowichancapitals.com.

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Scoring
1st
17:44CVMax Newton (9) ASST: Nii Noi Tetteh (6) (PP)
2nd
0:27VICCole Pickup (9) ASST: Tyler Welsh (11), Cameron Thompson(7) (PP)
8:15VICLucas Clark (3) ASST: Jamie Rome (3)
17:18VICTyler Welsh (5) ASST: Marty Westhaver (1), Cole Pickup (11)
3rd
0:57CVRhett Kingston (4) ASST: Ayden MacDonald (8), Ben Verrall(4)
5:41CVRyan Hogg (3) ASST: Jake Keremidschieff (1), Jared Domin(7)
1st OT
No scoring
2nd OT
No scoring
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