Matheson, Bay Panthers maul Wildcats; open 2-1 lead in series
SYDNEY — Glace Bay Panthers goaltender James Matheson deflected all 31 shots sent his way as his team shut out the host Sydney Academy Wildcats, 5-0, in Game 3 of their Cape Breton High School Hockey League playoff series at Centre 200, Monday night.
With the win, the Panthers take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven semifinal series. Game 4 is slated for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Centre 200.
Scoring singles for Glace Bay in Monday’s tilt were Jonathan O’Brien, Jonny MacLean, Ryan Groom, Brett McKinnon and Ryan Binder.
The Panthers had a total of 21 shots on goal. Wildcats netminder Kilian Schlemmer allowed four goals before he was replaced 4:25 into the third period by Gabe Dowie, who allowed one goal.
Sydney Academy Wildcats goaltender Gabe Dowie deflects a penalty shot by Matt MacPherson of the Glace Bay Panthers in Game 3 of their Cape Breton High School Hockey League best-of-seven semifinal series at Centre 200, Monday night. Glace Bay won, 5-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the series.