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3-0 SERIES LEAD: Yarmouth Mariners one win away from claiming MHL league championship title

Yarmouth Mariners goalie Tyler Caseley had his second shutout of this Canadian Tire Cup league final series against Campbellton with a 3-0 win in New Brunswick on April 18 in Game 3. TINA COMEAU
Yarmouth Mariners goalie Tyler Caseley had his second shutout of this Canadian Tire Cup league final series against Campbellton with a 3-0 win in New Brunswick on April 18 in Game 3. TINA COMEAU - Tina Comeau
CAMPBELLTON, N.B. —

The Yarmouth Mariners are one win away from winning the MHL’s Canadian Tire Cup league championship.

The Mariners now have a commanding 3-0 series lead, following 3-0 win in Game 3 over the Campbellton Tigers in Campbellton, N.B. on Thursday night in the best-of-seven-game series. The Tigers have dug themselves into a deep hole, needing to win four consecutive games to claim the championship.

Mariners goalie Tyler Caseley made 34 saves in net during the April 18 contest. This was the second shutout of this series for Caseley. Game 1 also ended in a 3-0 win for Yarmouth.

The Yarmouth Mariners in Campbellton for Game 3. The Mariners had a 3-0 win. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO
The Yarmouth Mariners in Campbellton for Game 3. The Mariners had a 3-0 win. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO
Tigers defenceman Francis Thbeault blocks a Logan Timmons shot in the third period. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO
Tigers defenceman Francis Thbeault blocks a Logan Timmons shot in the third period. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO

In this Game 3, Brent Broaders (Matt Barron) put the Mariners on the scoreboard at 13:43 in the first period. At 5:37 in the second period Andrew Martell tipped in a hard shot from teammate Noah McMullin who fired the puck in from the blue line.

The Mariners rounded out their scoring in the third period with an empty net goal by Brady Crossley (Noah McMullin). The Tigers had pulled their goalie with 1:38 left in the game for the extra attacker, but it didn’t work out in their favour.

Despite the loss, Tigers goalie Tristan Gray still had a strong night in net, stopping 31 of 33 shots.

Game 4 of this series will be played Friday in Campbellton at 7 p.m. The Mariners will be looking for their second sweep of these playoffs in Game 4. The team swept Truro in the first semifinal round of the playoffs.

If it’s not a sweep, Game 5 will be played in Campbellton on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Mariners forward Landon Quinney goes airborne while screening Tigers goaltender Tristan Gray who managed to make a toe save in the second period. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO
Mariners forward Landon Quinney goes airborne while screening Tigers goaltender Tristan Gray who managed to make a toe save in the second period. TREVOR MCNALLY PHOTO

The Yarmouth Mariners left for Campbellton on April 17 packing pillows. They hope to come home with a league championship. TINA COMEAU PHOTO
The Yarmouth Mariners left for Campbellton on April 17 packing pillows. They hope to come home with a league championship. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

The Mariners hit the road on April 17 as the MHL Canadian Cup series final shifted to Campbellton, NB. TINA COMEAU
The Mariners hit the road on April 17 as the MHL Canadian Cup series final shifted to Campbellton, NB. TINA COMEAU

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