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Chatham squeaks by London, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Chatham Maroons gutted out a close 4-2 win against the London Nationals.
Chatham gained the winning advantage on a goal by Gus Ford 8:58 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
With the win, the Maroons avoided elimination to make the series score 3-2 in the best of seven series.
Brayden Hopkins was all over the ice for Chatham, as he finished with two goals in the win. Hopkins scored on the power play at 9:50 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Chatham and again while 19:05 into the third to make the score 4-2 Chatham.
The Maroons' offense rang up 32 shots on London's net.
Chatham additionally got points from Ford, who also registered one goal and one assist. Chatham also got a goal from Brennan Feasey as well. More assists for Chatham came via Steven Szekesy, who had three and Jared Dennis and Steven Beenackers, who contributed one each.
The Nationals forced Chatham goalie Bo Bessette to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.
London was helped by Drew Worrad, who grabbed one goal. Worrad scored on the power play 9:27 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Nationals had gotten the advantage when the Maroons' Connor McKinnon was sent off for abuse of officials. Kyle L Robinson assisted on the tally. Michael Woolley also scored for London. In addition, London received assists from Matt Macpherson, Justin Murray, and Matt Bean, who each chipped in one.
Bo Bessette made 31 saves for Chatham on 33 shots. The Maroons incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Justin Tugwell rejected 28 shots on goal for London. The Nationals totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-5 on the power play. Team's Callum Ruddock and Woolley were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.