Senior 'A' Hockey
It took six shooters from each side but when the dust cleared the Elsipogtog Hawks knocked off the Miramichi Phantoms by a score of 8-7 Thursday evening at the LBA. Bryce Silliker inflicted maximum damage scoring four goals for the Phantoms while Ryan Gillespie, Jesse Colborne and Pier-Paul Landry rounded out the scoring. Marc Richard was in net for the Phantoms and suffered the shoot-out loss.
The Miramichi Phantoms picked up right where they left off last weekend knocking off the Bouctouche JCs by a score of 2-1. Matthew Stockley and Pier-Paul Landry were the Phantoms goal scorers while Jonathan Connolly once again stood tall in net and picked up the victory. With the win Miramichi improves their first place record to 2-0-1.
The visiting Miramichi Phantoms used a three goal third period to storm back and beat the Restigouche Nord Vikings by a final score of 7-6. Jeff Wilson and Matthew Stockley both had a pair of goals for the Phantoms while single markers came off the sticks of Bryce Silliker, Darcy Foran and Nick Foran with the game winner. Once again Jonathan Connely got the call in goal and secured his first NESHL victory. The Phantoms had a successful first weekend picking up three of a possible four points.
The Miramichi Phantoms began their 2014-2015 season a strong note Friday evening. The Phantoms were seconds away from defeating the defending NESHL champions and Allan Cup Qualifier the Lameque Au Ptit Mousse. But it was not to be for the Phantoms as Lameque tied the game with 21 seconds remaining with a 5 on 3 powperplay then went on to win in overtime, making the final score 6-5. Newcomers Jesse Colborne and Matthew Stockley scored for the Phantoms, while Darcy Foran, Bryce Silliker and Jeff Wilson had singles also. Jonathan Connely was stellar between the pipes in a losing effort.
The NESHL conducted its draft of the now defunct Memramcook Acadiens and Cap-Pele Pecheurs franchises. The Miramichi Phantoms were proud to select the following players.
The NESHL conducted its pre-season draft last evening. The Miramichi Phantoms were proud to select the following players.