(LAMBETH, ON) – On Wednesday night in Lambeth, Lakeshore Canadiens goalie Erik Morneau gained a measure of revenge against the Lambeth Lancers with a 31-save shutout in Game 4 of his team’s Provincial Junior Hockey League West Conference final series.
With their 2-0 win, the Canadiens draw their best-of-seven series with the Lancers even at two games apiece.
After a scoreless opening frame, Lakeshore’s Mejoe Gasparovic and Stephane Crevier notched a pair of second-period tallies that would stand to vanquish the Lancers.
Morneau was rebounding from getting the hook in Game 3 after allowing six goals in an 8-2 loss.
His play in the playoffs has been exemplary, despite Game 3, with a 13-3 record, a 2.09 goals-against average, and a .915 save percentage.
His counterpart, Lambeth’s Zach Weir was also solid in net, turning aside 32 of 34 on the night, but could not match Morneau’s pace.
The series continues Saturday night for Game 5 at Lakeshore’s Atlas Tube Centre at 7:30 p.m.
The winner of the series meets in the Schmalz Cup semi-final against the South winners, the Glanbrook Rangers, who just dispatched the Tavistock Braves in four straight games.