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McNeil's goals lift Grimsby to 4-1 victory over Chippawa
Story by Narrative Science.
The Grimsby Peach Kings relied on the scoring touch of Jason McNeil, who netted two goals, to beat the Chippawa Riverhawks, 4-1.McNeil's tallies came at 9:39 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and 12:56 into the third to make the score 3-1 Grimsby.
The win gave Grimsby a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Peach Kings put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Chippawa to score on any of its four power plays. Grimsby kept the Riverhawks' goalie busy throughout the game, and David Johnston made 32 saves on 36 shots.
The Peach Kings stifled Chippawa's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Grimsby got a goal from Arie Dendekker as well. More assists for Grimsby came via Connor Rilett, who had two and Adam Burt, Cooper Naugoris, Robert Wormald, and Peter Shantz, who each chipped in one.
Dendekker also scored for Grimsby. In addition, Grimsby received assists from.
The Riverhawks excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Chippawa's offense was handcuffed by Grimsby's defensive play, and the Riverhawks managed only 11 shots on goal during the game.
Chippawa stifled the Peach Kings' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
The Riverhawks were led by Brandon Thomas, who scored the team's only goal. Thomas scored 5:45 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Chippawa. Dalton Riley picked up the assist.
Chippawa was led by Thomas, who scored the team's only goal.
Jonathon Dilario turned away 10 pucks between the pipes for Grimsby. The Peach Kings incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Grimsby ran into disciplinary problems during the contest, and Lucas Dykstra was ejected from the game. The Riverhawks incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors.
For the Peach Kings, Dykstra was ejected from the game.