Newfoundland and Labrador's Gushue beats Canada's Koe for first Brier title
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. _ When Brad Gushue was a youngster, he wrote his 10 goals in curling on a sheet of Bristol board.
WINDSOR, N.S. — Fans who travelled with the Valley Maple Leafs to Liverpool on March 11 were wondering what kind of game they could expect after witnessing the Privateers’ surprise comeback the night before.
The Privateers, who scored eight unanswered goals in the third period March 10 for an 8-5 win, and a 1-0 lead in the Fred Fox Division’s Best of Seven final, prevailed March 11 at home.
The Leafs started strong and took a 2-0 lead with 4:40 to play in the first period thanks to goals from Stuart Kennie and Graeme McKinley.
The Privateers tightened the score up as Connor McDougall tallied with only 1:52 remaining in the first for a 2-1 Leafs lead.
The Privateers then managed to score three unanswered goals, including a short-handed marker by Brandon Potttie.
The Leafs gave it everything they had in the third period, even outshooting the Privateers 19-10, but goals were hard to come by, with Sean Anderson scoring the only other goal for the Leafs.
The final score for Game 2 was 5-3 Liverpool.
Liverpool is just two wins away from clinching a berth in the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Final, while the Leafs require four games.
The teams play Game 3 in Windsor on March 17 and then in Liverpool on March 18.