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EHL Finals: Another OT win for Cyclones in Game 3

Nolan Redler Cyclones

Nolan Redler
Cyclones

Joey Meehan

Joey Meehan
Cyclones

Nolan Redler’s OT goal gave the defending Eastern Hockey League champion Northern Cyclones a 4-3 win and 2-1 championship series lead against the Connecticut Oilers Monday night at SoNo Ice House.

The Cyclones can clinch the title this afternoon when the series resumes at SoNo at 3 p.m.

Redler’s goal at 14:25 of OT was set up by Joey Meehan and L.J. Fellows and ended quite a duel between Cyclones’ goalie Jimmy Poreda (35 saves) and Oilers’ keeper Chris Bastone (40 stops).

Lucas Bombardier Connecticut Oilers

Lucas Bombardier
Connecticut Oilers

The Cyclones seemed to have the game under control through two periods, building a 3-1 lead, but the Oilers tied it on third-period strikes from Lucas Bombardier at 47 seconds and Ludvig Steenberg at 15:42. Nick Jermain had assists on both goals and Bombardier also had a helper on Steenberg’s tying tally.

The Cyclones’ Jarrod Fitzpatrick¬†bracketed two goals around one from the Oilers’ Cam Cundy to give the Cyclones a 2-1 lead after one period. Redler assisted on both.

Dennis Maier, assisted by Dylan Bengston and Sean Brown, gave the the Cyclones a 3-1 edge at 9:25 of the second period.

Game Five, if necessary, would be played Wednesday night at 6 at Cyclones Arena.

SCORING SUMMARY
Period 1
Northern CyclonesJarrod Fitzpatrick (Nolan Redler, Nick Felan) 3:25
Connecticut OilersCam Cundy (Oscar Arfelt, Marc Happy) 6:15
Northern CyclonesJarrod Fitzpatrick (Matt Salera, Nolan Redler) 16:30
Period 2
Northern CyclonesDennis Maier (Dylan Bengtson, Sean Brown) 9:15
Period 3
Connecticut OilersLucas Bombardier (power play) (Marc Happy, Nick Jermain) 0:47
Connecticut OilersLudvig Steenberg (Lucas Bombardier, Nick Jermain) 15:42
Overtime
Northern CyclonesNolan Redler (Joey Meehan, L.J. Fellows) 14:25
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