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Game 14 RECAP: Caps claim a single point in shootout barn burner vs Trail

In a back and forth affair, the Cowichan Capitals came away with a single point in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Trail Smoke Eaters. Brady Lynn and Will Arquiett had first period goals for Cowichan, who lead 2-1 after 1. Michael Collela scored a power play goal with 1.5 seconds left in the frame to get Trail on the board. The smokies then tied the game early in the 2nd, on a point shot from Diarmad DiMurro. In a flurry of scoring, 3 more goals came in 6 minutes, Crasa and Wilson got them for the home side, while Johnson kept Trail within one and a 4-3 Capitals lead through 2 periods. Matt Crasa’s 2nd of the night gave the Capitals a 5-3 lead just over 2 minutes into the 3rd period, but the Smoke Eaters never went away. Kent Johnson’s 2nd of the night got Trail back into the game at 5:45 of the 3rd, before he set up Collela’s 2nd of the night to tie the game with 1:56 left. In a 7 round shootout, Max Kryski tucked in the winner to give Trail their 6th straight win and turn a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 shootout win.

Dimitri Mikrogiannakis, Luc Wilson, and Matt Crasa had multi point nights, while Zach Borgiel stopped 30/35 in the shootout loss. Donovan Buskey was pulled after Crasa’s goal 2:21 into the 3rd and Logan Terness stopped all 11 shots he faced, plus 6 of 7 in the shootout to get the win.

Next up Cowichan is in Powell River on Saturday evening at 5:00PM. You can follow along on 89.7 Juice FM or Hockey TV. Then the Caps visit Victoria on Tuesday night before hosting the Grizzlies on Friday at the Cowichan Community Centre.