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Eamon McAdam allowed only one goal in the shootout, while teammates Brady Ferguson and Scott Pooley were successful at the other end of the rink as the Newfoundland Growlers defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 3-2 Friday night in the first shootout in the Growlers’ brief history on Mile One Centre ice.
Veteran defenceman Adam Pardy and rookie D-man Kristians Rubins scored for the Growlers in regulation time, while J.C. Campagna had a pair for the Komets. Campagna’s goal at 10:18 of the third period, the only goal in the final frame, forced a five-minute three-on-three OT and eventually a shootout.
The win improved the Growlers to 31-14-2-0 on the year. Fort Wayne is 22-17-1-4.
McAdam finished the night with 25 saves. Eric Levine, who appeared in three games for the Growlers this season, was between the pipes for the Komets, and stopped 29 of 31 shots,
The teams go at it again 7 o’clock tonight, with a third game set to go 4 p.m. Sunday.