The Caps opened the Provincial tournament with an impressive tie with the host, and second seeded, Moncton Hawks.
The Hawks opened the scoring in the second period, but the Caps quickly countered back on a shot from the point by David Comeau. Moncton went ahead 2-1 late in the second period and held that lead going into the third. Sam Cameron, on a great individual effort, broke through the Moncton defense and tipped the puck up over the Moncton goaltender in the first half of the third period to tie the game. Both teams came very close to winning it in the dying moments. It was a very evenly played game, with lots of fast skating and good team play. Tristan Meadows made 24 saves for the win in nets.
In the second game the Caps took on the Saint John Sea Dogs, the seventh seed. The Sea Dogs scored first, but the Caps roared back and scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead after one period. Saint John pulled within one with the only goal of the second period. The teams traded two goals each in the third period, with the final score 6-3. Sam Cameron had a pair, with singles to Patrick Daley, Daniel Bertrand and Logan Johnston. Tristan Meadows had the win in nets. The Caps played a solid team game, with lots of forechecking and good breakouts from our own zone.
The Caps take on the fifth-seed Northern Blackhawks at 2:00 pm today as the tournament continues.