BRAMPTON, ON – Jeff Brown started off the Beast’s School Day with a bang in netting his first of the season, but the Manchester Monarchs battled hard through 60 minutes and came away with the 4-3 win over the Brampton Beast at the Powerade Centre on Wednesday afternoon.
Jeff Brown, Travis Brown and Chris Auger lit the lamp for the Beast, who held a 2-0 lead in the second period but saw the game slip away, allowing the game-winner with just 20.9 seconds remaining in the third period.
Jeff Brown opened the scoring at 5:06 of the first period, deflecting a Jordan Henry point shot behind Monarchs starter Doug Carr for his first goal of the season.
Both teams played great defensive hockey for the remainder of the first period and into the second period. With Zac Larraza in the penalty box serving a double minor for high sticking, the Beast struck again to push their lead to 2-0. Travis Brown completed a beautiful end-to-end rush by wristing a perfect shot to the top glove corner for his fourth goal of the season.
Manchester got on the board later in the second period as Darik Angeli picked up his first goal of the season on a long shot that eluded Cann at 14:28.
It took just over two minutes into the third period for the Monarchs to draw even, as Austin Block picked up his second of the year at 2:08.
Chris Auger helped the Beast regain the lead just over five minutes into the final period. Flying into the zone on a two-on-one, Auger elected to hold onto the puck and snapped a quick shot beyond the glove of the goaltender at 5:13.
Danick Paquette tied the game with a seeing-eye wrist shot that founds its way into the top corner through a sea of bodies in front of Cann at 12:30.
The Monarchs completed the comeback and took their first lead of the game as Zac Larraza scored his eleventh goal of the season with just 20.9 seconds remaining in the game.
Notes: The Beast finished the game 1-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. Molson Three Stars: 3) Travis Brown 2) Danick Paquette 1) Jeff Brown
The Beast return to action this weekend as they head to Kalamazoo to take on the K-Wings on Friday and Saturday night. The team returns to the Powerade Centre on Sunday afternoon as they host the Norfolk Admirals for the first time ever at 2:00 PM. Single game tickets are now available, starting at $16.25. Trial Packs for the 2015-16 season are also available starting at $39.99 that include three game tickets. For more information or general media inquiries on the Brampton Beast please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at (905) 564-1684 or email@example.com.