Falcons fall to Fish in Game 7 of CRJHL semifinal

Xavier Hatterman of the Lundar Falcons (19) winces after blocking a shot during a Selkirk Fishermen power-play opportunity during the first period of Game 6 of their best-of-seven Capital Region Junior Hockey League semifinal series at the Lundar Memorial Arena on March 24. Nathan Liewicki / Interlake Spectator

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Kobe Campbell scored his second goal of the game and sixth of the series 3:43 into double overtime as the top-seeded Selkirk Fishermen held off a mighty challenge from fifth-seeded Lundar Falcons, winning Game 7 of their Capital Region Junior Hockey League semifinal series 3-2 at the Selkirk Recreation Complex on March 26.

Braden Paulic opened the scoring for the Falcons with a short-handed goal, but Campbell was quick to reply for the Fishermen.

The two clubs traded power-play markers later in the frame, with Reece Tessier denting twine for Selkirk and Eric Miller responding for Lundar.

That was all the scoring until Campbell’s winner as both goaltenders made a bevy of terrific saves to keep the game tied.

Austin Deboer made 37 saves for the Fishermen, with Chris Lesage turning aside 43 shots for the Falcons.

Lundar went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Selkirk converted on one of its five chances with the man advantage.

All-star honours

The CRJHL unveiled its list of all-stars on March 24, with two players from each team, plus two goaltenders being recognized.

Lundar’s Mason Medeiros and Josh Wilkinson, Selkirk’s Tessier and Dawson Courchene, and Derric Gulay and Colton Davies of the Arborg Ice Dawgs received all-star nods.

Deboer and Arborg’s Tre Strachan were the all-star netminders.