Canadian Tire Cup Playoff Capsule: Summerside vs Fredericton

2021-22 Eastlink North Division Final
(1) Summerside Western Capitals vs (3) Fredericton Red Wings

Game 1 – Fredericton at Summerside, Saturday, April 9th, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place
Game 2 – Fredericton at Summerside, Sunday, April 10th, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place
Game 3 – Summerside at Fredericton, Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 PM – Grant Harvey Centre
Game 4 – Summerside at Fredericton, Friday, April 15th, 7:00 PM – Grant Harvey Centre
Game 5 – Fredericton at Summerside, Sunday, April 17th, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place*
Game 6 –  Summerside at Fredericton, Tuesday, April 19th, 7:00 PM – Grant Harvey Centre*
Game 7 – Fredericton at Summerside, Thursday, April 21st, 7:00 PM – Credit Union Place*
*if necessary

Summerside Fredericton
Regular Season Record (MHL Rank) 31-4-1-2 (1st) 22-12-2-0 (4th)
Semifinal Result Defeated Edmundston 4-1 Defeated Campbellton 4-2
Previous Appearance in Division Final 2018-19 – Lost to Campbellton 4-2 2020-21 – Defeated Miramichi 2-0
Playoff Goals For per game (MHL Rank)* 4.60 (1st) 2.33 (7th)
Playoff Goals Against per game (MHL Rank)* 2.40 (3rd) 2.67 (6th)
Playoff Powerplay % (MHL Rank)* 37.5% (1st) 14.3% (7th)
Playoff Penalty Kill % (MHL Rank)* 84.2% (3rd) 75.0% (6th)
Playoff Top Scorer Jacob Stewart (7 G, 2 A)
Aaron Brown (2 G, 7 A)
Zach Alchorn (3 G, 2 A)
Gabriel Bernier (2 G, 3 A)
Playoff Top Scoring Defenseman William Irvine (1 G, 4 A)
Ed McNeill (5 A)
Jadon Reimer (2 A)
Playoff Goaltender Stats Felix-Anthony Ethier (4-0-1, 2.29 GAA, .902 SV%, 1 SO) Christian Sbaraglia (2-0-1, 2.31 GAA, .926 SV%)
Mathias Savoie (2-1-0, 2.67 GAA, .904 SV%)
Head to Head Record 2-1-0-0 1-2-0-0
Leading Scorer in Season Series Thomas Lacombe (3 G, 3 A)
Josh MacDonald (3 G, 3 A)
Andrew Gweon (1 G, 2 A)
Jake Tracey (3 A)

Previous Meetings
October 8th – Summerside 5 Fredericton 6
November 18th – Fredericton 1 Summerside 8
December 16th – Fredericton 1 Summerside 4


  • Summerside were ranked between 2nd and 4th in the CJHL’s weekly Top 20 national rankings from November 1st to the end of the season. Fredericton were ranked once (13th on October 4th) and an Honourable Mention once (February 28th).
  • The Fredericton Red Wings won the Eastlink North Division Final last season in an abbreviated playoff format, defeating Miramichi in a best-of-three series.
  • The Western Capitals had a 2 to 1 ratio for goals for and goals against this season. They scored a league-high 206 goals and allowed a league-best 101 in 38 games during the regular season. In the Division Semifinal, they scored 23 goals and allowed twelve against Edmundston. Meanwhile, five of Fredericton’s six games against Campbellton in their Division Semifinal were decided by one goal, including two that went to double overtime.
  • The Red Wings have split time between both goaltenders in the Canadian Tire Cup Playoffs, with both Christian Sbaraglia and Mathias Savoie each playing three games and picking up two wins. Felix-Anthony Ethier, acquired from Truro in December and the Eastlink North’s All-Star goaltender, figures to start every game once again for the regular season champions.
  • Summerside were 4 for 7 (57.1%) on the powerplay on the road against Edmundston. Fredericton were shorthanded 24 times against Campbellton, which trailed only Valley and Yarmouth who were each shorthanded 25.