CORNER BROOK The South Shore Luxury Limo Rangers showed Sumptin' Fishy at The Gate they are not walking away from the Corner Brook Molson Ball Hockey League final without a fight.
Going into Tuesday night's game, The Gate was up 2-0 in the best-of-five playoffs, but the Rangers came out on top 4-1 after Tuesday's game 8 p.m. at the Pepsi Centre.
The first period saw both teams playing hard. There were a few close calls, but the men went into the second period at 0-0 after 15 minutes of vigorous play.
There was 8:25 left in the second period when Dwayne Evoy dented the mesh on a power play, assisted by Corey Russell.
"It was nice to get the first goal," Evoy said. "But we know (The Gate) got a lot of fire power and can score."
"I never game up on our guys," Evoy said. "We were strong all year and we had to refocus, regroup and get our heads in the game."
Evoy said the team's strategy was to keep playing hard and keep sharp.
When the whistle blew resuming the game after the first goal, The Gate stepped up their play with vengeance in their eyes.
But it wasn't enough to keep up with the Rangers, who owned the night.
Within a minute after their first goal, the Rangers struck again, from Mark Gillis who buried the ball on a setup from Darren Buckle.
Tension was running high when Jeremy Bishop got the lone goal for the Gate, with 4:57 remaining in the game.
Bishop said he though the team could bounce back, but a series of penalties put them behind the eight ball.
"That was three of our best players," he said. "The calls are not going our way, obviously."
Bishop said the Gate started off with a five-minute power play, but as the game went on they spent more time in the box.
In all the Gate made 13 trips to the sin bin, while the Rangers received four penalties including the five-minute major.
The Gate battled to close the gap, but when Rangers' Jeff Cammie scored with assistance from Craig McCarthy, there was little that could be done with less than three minutes remaining.
Just before the buzzer, Corey Russell for the fourth and final goal of the night, assisted by Cammie. The fourth game of the finals is playing tonight at 8 p.m. at the Pepsi Centre main arena.