Gryphons win best of three series with Antigonish

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NEW GLASGOW – The NNEC Gryphons took the second game in the Best of three series against the JH Gillis Royals of Antigonish at the Trenton Arena Thursday night with a 3-2 double overtime victory.

In front of a very large crowd, the Gryphons played a strong game on the puck and out worked the Royals at every position. NNEC fought back twice from a goal down to take the game to a tie after regulation. Antigonish opened the scoring and Chris Brooker tied it to end the first. Carson Dunbar and Cody Haas assisted.

The Royals scored the only goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining before the break.

The Gryphons made good on a power play opportunity on a goal by Jacob Pentz assisted by John David Coffin and Ryan MacDonald. The first 5 minute 3 on 3 overtime period saw the Gryphons carry the play but neither team could find the back of the net. The second overtime period of 3 on 3 went nearly the distance until Darryl Wheadon's snap shot went short side on the Antigonish net minder with 23 seconds left on the

clock.

Lukas MacDonald played a strong game in the nets for NNEC. North Nova now faces CEC Cougars of Truro in the next playoff round. The Gryphons will travel to Truro on Sunday and then host them Tuesday at a time to be announced.

Geographic location: Antigonish, NEW GLASGOW, Truro

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