Canadian Tire Cup Final resumes Thursday in Campbellton

(Photo: Tina Comeau, Tri-County Vanguard)

The Campbellton Tigers will be looking to change their playoff fortunes as they return to the big ice at the Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre for Game 3 of the Canadian Tire Cup Final on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Yarmouth. The Mariners took Game 1 last Saturday by a score of 3-0 and picked up a 2-1 win in Game 2 the following night.

The Tigers have been able to keep Yarmouth’s vaunted powerplay off the board through two games, at 0-for-8, but they’re 0-for-7 themselves with the man advantage. The goaltenders have been outstanding, keeping both games from getting out of hand. Mariners goalie Tyler Caseley picked up his first shutout of the playoffs in Game 1, making 24 saves in the win, and then added 27 saves in Game 2. Campbellton’s Tristan Gray was under siege in Game 1, but only allowed two goals on 38 shots. He followed that up with 25 saves the next night. The third goal in game 2 was into an empty-net.

No player has more than one goal in the series, and Yarmouth blueliner Noah McMullin leads the way with three points overall (one goal and two assists).

Game 4 runs Friday night at 7 p.m. and Game 5, if necessary, will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

All games are available to watch live on HockeyTV.