Sackville ended up winning Game 2 of its series against the Valley Maple Leafs in Berwick Feb. 21.
By John DeCoste
The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League division semifinal between the Sackville Blazers and Valley Maple Leafs was even at a game apiece after Sackville scored a 3-2 win in game two Thursday evening, Feb. 20 in Berwick.
The Maple Leafs won game one 4-2 Feb. 18 on the road in Sackville.
On Thursday, Zachary Thomas opened the scoring for Sackville with a power play goal with 10 seconds remaining in the opening period.
The 1-0 lead held up through the second period and into the third, until Ryan Davis made it 2-0 Blazers with an even-strength goal at 2:53.
Davis’s goal was the first of four scored in the third period, two by each team. Jory Uhlman’s power play marker at 6:27 got Valley on the board, and the score remained 2-1 until Brett Arthur scored for Sackville at 15:20.
Trailing by two goals, the Maple Leafs got one of those back when Joe MacDougall scored at 16:26, a little over a minute after Arthur’s goal. Valley, though, was unable to net the equalizer.
Final shots on goal were 30-24 in favour of Sackville. Both teams scored once in the power play.
Game three of the series is Monday evening, Feb. 25 in Sackville, with game four an 8:20 p.m. start Thursday, Feb. 28 back in Berwick.