ECHL RECAP | Royals – Beast: Brampton Takes Series Lead on Home Ice

(Photo by Robyn Iwaskiw / Brampton Beast)
Kelly Cup Playoffs | First Round
Game 3 | Tuesday April 18, 2017 | Beast lead series 2-1
Powerade Centre, Brampton, ON




(Photo by Robyn Iwaskiw / Brampton Beast)


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Crisp – Pacan – Marino
Vallorani – Leveille – Pither
MacLean – Blain – Auger

[one_half_last]Corrin – Henry
Petgrave – Billingsley
Gagnon – Thrower[/one_half_last]



Scratches: Reggie Traccitto, Lucas Venuto, Mike Folkes, Corey Durocher, Brandon Billie

Injured Reserve: 

Game Report

After splitting the first two games of the series on the road against the Reading Royals, Brampton fans finally had the opportunity to welcome their team home for the first of a three-game playoff stint at the Powerade Centre.

The Beast came out firing in the first period, outshooting the Royals 14-8 and scoring two goals in fairly quick succession.  The first was a power play tally by Chris Auger, assisted by Luke Pither and Jordan Henry.  Less than three minutes later, David Vallorani potted an even-strength goal against Mark Dekanich, assisted by Matt Petgrave who returned to the lineup on this night after being a healthy scratch in the first two games.

Reading was able to get one of those goals back in the second period, but goaltender Zach Fucale and the Brampton defense were able to keep the Royals at bay for the remainder of the game.

The Beast won this one 2-1, and now take a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 will take place at in Brampton on Thursday night.

▲     Zach Fucale, David Vallorani, Matt Petgrave, Chris Auger, Luke Pither, Jordan Henry

32 Shots 26
1 for 6 Power Play 1 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 12
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Beast (2-1) 2 0 0 2
 Royals (1-2) 0 1 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • BRM: Auger (1), Vallorani (1)
  • REA: Willows (1)
  • BRM: Fucale (W) 2-0
  • REA: Dekanich (L) 1-2
 AHL Three Stars

  1. David Vallorani  BRM
  2. Chris Auger  BRM
  3. Zach Fucale  BRM

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