Three-goal third period lifts Titan past Sea Dogs

BATHURST – A trio of goals in the third period helped lift the Acadie-Bathurst Titan over the Saint John Sea Dogs Friday night in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Acadie-Bathurst beat the Sea Dogs 5-2 at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre and the Titan are now 3-0 since the puck dropped on the regular season.

The Titan opened scoring early in the first period when Ben Allison slipped the puck past Sea Dogs netminder Jonathan Lemieux 11 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Saint John responded with a goal of their own from William Dufour near the midway mark at 10:20 in the first to tie the game. Brady Burns scored Saint John’s second goal of the night at 13:05 to take a 2-1 lead by the end of the first period.

Saint John maintained the lead for the majority of the second period until Jacob Melanson netted the game tying goal with less than two minutes in the second period to even the game.

The Titan started to pull away with the lead early into the final frame when Marc-André Gaudet scored the game winning goal at 2:05, followed by Riley Kidney’s insurance goal at 2:54 to bring the game 4-2 and finally Logan Chisholm’s powerplay winner at 8:49.

The home side finished the night one for four on the powerplay, while Saint John didn’t score on any of their three powerplay chances.
The Sea Dogs outshot the Titan 33-30. Acadie-Bathurst is on the road Saturday where they will faceoff against the Sea Dogs at TD Station at 7 p.m.

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