ECHL RECAP | Royals – Beast: MacLean Scores Twice, Brampton Prevails in Double OT

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Kelly Cup Playoffs | First Round
Game 5 | Saturday April 22, 2017 | Beast lead series 3-2
Powerade Centre, Brampton, ON

BEAST
Brampton

2-1

ROYALS
Reading

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Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Auger – Pacan – Marino
Vallorani – Pither – Crisp
MacLean – Blain – Ling
Venuto[/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:

Fucale
D’Agostini

Scratches: Reggie Traccitto, Mike Folkes, Chris Leveille, Corey Durocher, Brandon Billie

Injured Reserve: 

Game Report

In Game 5 between the Brampton Beast and Reading Royals, fans were in for a lot of hockey.  The first period was filled with penalties, but neither team was able to capitalize on the man advantage.  In fact, for the first 40 minutes of play no goals were scored at either end of the ice.

In the third period, Brampton got on the board with a snipe by Brandon MacLean, assisted by David Ling and Dalton Thrower.  Just two minutes later, however, Reading answered right back with a goal by Olivier Labelle, which would eventually force overtime.

During the extra period, the teams exchanged power play opportunities but again couldn’t convert them.  Reading outshot Brampton 11-6 in the frame, but at the end of 80 minutes of play this game was still tied at 1-1.

The second overtime period brought more close calls for the Beast, as they had a number of scoring chances.  They even had a chance on a 5-on-3 advantage, but still couldn’t get the puck past Mark Dekanich. Finally, with less than five minutes remaining in the period, MacLean potted another goal to seal the victory for Brampton.

Leading the series 3-2, the Beast now head back to Reading where they’ll look to eliminate the Royals in Game 6 to advance to Round 2 in the Kelly Cup playoffs.

▲     Brandon MacLean, Zach Fucale, Dalton Thrower, Luc-Olivier Blain, Willie Corrin

 Statistics 
BEAST   ROYALS
52 Shots 44
0 for 9 Power Play 0 for 5
10 Penalty Minutes 18
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT 2OT T
 Beast (3-2) 0 0 1 0 1 2
 Royals (2-3) 0 0 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • BRM: MacLean (2), MacLean (3)
  • REA: Labelle (2)
  • BRM: Fucale (W) 3-1
  • REA: Dekanich (L) 2-3
 AHL Three Stars
 

  1. Brandon MacLean  BRM
  2. Zach Fucale  BRM
  3. Willie Corrin  BRM

 Video highlights
 Post-game interview
Post-game interview with Colin Chaulk

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