Monarchs Leave Canada with Sweep of the Beast

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The Manchester Monarchs leave Canada with a sweep against the Brampton Beast, earning a 5-4 victory in early Tuesday action.

Brampton opened the scoring just 33 seconds into the first period when Cody Donaghey scored his first goal of the season. Donaghey sent the puck off the back wall from the blue line, but the puck took a funny bounce and landed in the skates of Monarchs goaltender Charles Williams, finding its way into the net.

The Beast added to their advantage when Brandon Marino scored his third goal of the season at 12:49 of the first period. Marino curled out of the right corner and lifted the puck over the left shoulder of Williams that trickled down his back and over the goal line for the 2-0 Beast lead.

Manchester cut into the Beast lead when Colton Saucerman scored his first goal of the season while on the power play at 13:33 of the first period, with Joel Lowry’s second goal of the season tying up the contest at the first intermission.

Just 53 seconds into the second period, Cory Ward’s wrister would put the Monarchs ahead, and Lowry added his second goal of the game just under nine minutes later.

Marino would add his second goal of the contest before the second intermission, and a power play goal from Reggie Traccitto in the third period tied up the contest one more time.

Despite seven more shots on goal from both teams, the contest remained knotted at the end of regulation. It stayed that way until Tony Cameranesi put away his second goal of the season at the 4:22 mark in overtime.

Following the win, Manchester (2-1-0-0) won’t see North Division rival Brampton (0-2-1-0) again until Feb. 2.

The Monarchs return to the ice Friday, Oct. 20 (7 p.m.) to take on the Adirondack Thunder, returning home for their 2017-18 home opener on Saturday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m.), against the Worcester Railers.