It was a thrilling night for the Wildcats in Rimouski as they came away with the series win in game seven! The final tonight would go in the books as a 6-3 victory, and your Wildcats are moving onto the second round!
The Wildcats sat back in the first few minutes out of the gate and the Océanic took advantage scoring early in the game to take a 1-0 lead at 2:22 courtesy of Sam Dove-McFalls, however, it would not take Moncton very long to respond. Before the opening 20 minutes was done the Wildcats added three in a row to head into the first intermission up by a pair. Brady Pataki notched the first one for the Cats on the power play on a tip in from Miromanov’s slapshot. Moncton’s second goal of the night came after Welsh made a stretch pass to Miromanov who made no mistake on the breakaway and buried one past Ellis. Then, in the dying seconds of the frame Aspirot wristed one top shelf to extend the lead after 20.
It was Moncton who would strike first in the second with captain Nick Welsh launching a slapshot from the point to put the Cats up 4-1. Just as it seemed Moncton was sitting in a comfortable spot Rimouski started to bounce back scoring twice within two minutes to narrow the lead to only one headed into the final frame.
In the last minute of the third Dylan Seitz found the back of the net to give the Cats the extra insurance they needed, followed by an empty netter by Phelan at 19:37!
Moncton outshot Rimouski tonight 28 to 20 in the win, and Grametbauer was once again stellar in nets! Moncton looked impressive tonight with six different scorers, and McKenna with four helpers.
Next up for your Wildcats are the Armada. The team will start on the road Friday night at 8:00 p.m. AST and again Sunday at 4:00 p.m. AST, both games will be broadcasted on Sportsnet.
The team will be back in Moncton Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets now at 857-4100 or online at tickets.moncton.ca