GAME RECAP: Titan lose in overtime to Moncton
The Titan picked up a point but fell short of the win Tuesday night after hosting the Wildcats at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre. Acadie-Bathurst finished the night with a 4-3 overtime loss to Moncton.
Goal scorers for Bathurst were Mathieu St-Onge, Colby Huggan and Milo Roelens, while Miles Mueller, Oscar Plandowski and Caleb Desnoyers found the back of the net for the Wildcats.
Mueller opened scoring early into the first period for Moncton, after slipping the puck past Antoine Keller less than three minutes into the game to take the lead. St-Onge tied the game on the power play with six seconds left in the period to tie the game by the buzzer.
Less than 10 seconds into the second period, Huggan shot the puck past Jacob Steinman to bring the game 2-1 for the home side. Plandowski tied it for Moncton at 9:44, but Roelens responded with Bathurst’s third goal at 17:36 to close the first 40 minutes with a 3-2 edge over Moncton.
Mueller netted his second goal of the night at 8:10 in the third period to tie the Titan 3-3 and force overtime. At 3:01 in OT, Desnoyers fired the puck past Keller to pull away with the 4-3 win over Bathurst.
Roelens, Robert Orr, Yannik Ponzetto and Matthew McRae each had an assist for Bathurst. Adam Fortier-Gendron and Preston Lounsbury both had two points for the Wildcats, with assists rounded-out by Connor Trenholm, Gabe Smith, Alex Mercier and Yoan Loshing.
Keller denied 27 of the Wildcats 31 shots on goal, while Steinman anchored the Wildcats to the OT win having stopped 41 of Acadie-Bathurst’s 44 shots on goal.
Roelens and Mueller each finished the night with two points, with Roelens earning the first star of the game, Mueller named the second and Huggan with the third star.
Acadie-Bathurst will host the Saint John Sea Dogs Friday night in Titan territory.
Saint John (16-25-3-3) lost their last game 7-1 to Gatineau and is currently 15th in league standings. On the road the Sea Dogs are 9-11-1-1, while Bathurst is 11-12-1-0 at home. In the last 10 games the Titan are 5-4-1-0 while the Sea Dogs have won three and lost seven.
Puck drops at 7 p.m. at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre.
GO TITAN GO!