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Listowel holds on for 5-4 win against Kitchener
Story by Narrative Science.
The Kitchener Dutchmen tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but the Listowel Cyclones would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 5-4.
With the win, the Cyclones avoided elimination to make the series score 3-1 in the best of seven series.
Brad Yowart had one goal and two assists to lead Listowel. Yowart scored on the power play 3:51 into the second period to make the score 1-1. A high sticking penalty on Harrison Domagala had put the Cyclones on the power play. Ben VanOotegham picked up the assist.
Listowel forced the Dutchmen goalie Jackson McIntosh to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Listowel also got points from VanOotegham, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Listowel included Ray McFalls and Derek Elliot, who scored one goal each. More assists for Listowel came via Blake Nichol, who had one and Tanner Mighton, who had three.
Kitchener's offense rang up 39 shots on the Cyclones' net.
Kitchener additionally got points from Adam Kawalec, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Alex Demrovsky also scored for Kitchener. In addition, Kitchener received assists from Keegan Calder, who had two and Mitchell Smith, Austin Gaboury, Nic Hague, and Jeremy Kuehn, who each chipped in one.
Ryan Hergott made 35 saves for Listowel on 39 shots. The Cyclones incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. McIntosh rejected 27 shots on goal for the Dutchmen. Kitchener incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors.