Moncton Flyers Win Atlantic Championship In Double Overtime Thriller

LANTZ, N.S. — The Moncton Flyers are Sudbury-bound to represent the region at the TELUS Cup.

Cole Stewart banged home the game-winning goal half-way through the second overtime period as the Moncton Flyers topped the Steele Subaru Major Midgets 3-2 in the Major Midget Atlantic Hockey Championship gold medal game on Sunday at the East Hants Sportsplex. 

Mark Richard and Lukas Cormier had the other Flyers goals while Ben Allison and David Gagnon scored for the Dartmouth-based Steele Subaru Major Midgets. 

Daniel Thompson made 27 saves on 29 shots in goal for Moncton while Nolan Boyd turned in a 30-save performance for the Steele Subaru Major Midgets.

Stewart and Boyd were named the players of the game for their respective teams.

The Moncton Flyers had finished the round robin portion of the tournament with a pair of regulation victories, a shootout win and one loss, good for eight points and second-place in the standings. The Steele Subaru Major Midgets were undefeated in regulation during the round robin, wrapping up the tournament as the first-place club with a record of three wins and one shootout loss. The team’s lone loss came in a 3-2 shootout decision to Moncton on Friday.

The win earns Moncton the right to represent Atlantic Canada at the 2018 TELUS Cup in Sudbury, Ont. The event runs from April 23-29.

Last year, the Cape Breton West Islanders defeated the Blizzard du Séminaire St François 5-4 in overtime of the TELUS Cup gold medal game. The Islanders were the first team from Atlantic Canada to ever win the national championship.

For complete game recaps and box scores from this weekend’s tournament, please visit the official website.

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