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Aeros Lead Series 3-1 After Beating Islanders 3-2 Sunday

athensgananoqueGananoque - The Athens Aeros are now one game away from winning the EOJHL Rideau Division final series after they beat the Gananoque Islanders in game 4 of the best of seven series in Gananoque Sunday night.

The Aeros Alex MacLean scored the winning goal for Athens in the second period on the powerplay.

There was no scoring in the first period. In the second Athens would score goals at 16:57 by Shane Hiley from Michael McKenney and Mark Craig and at 14:26 on the powerplay by Shane Hiley from Michael McKenney and Daniel Lacroix to take a 2-0 lead.

Gananoque would respond at 6:52 in the second on a goal by Chris Smith from Wyatt Cota to get the Islanders on the board at 2-1 Athens.

The Aeros' Alex MacLean from Shane Hiley and Mark Craig then scored on the powerplay at 2:14 left in the period to give Athens a 3-1 lead at the end of the second.

In the third, Gananoque's Chris Smith from Bryar Hill and Taylor Kyle would score a goal for the Islanders on the powerplay but it wasn't enough to win the game.

The islanders out-shot the Aeros 40 to 36 in last night's game.

Game 5 is set for Tuesday night back in Athens starting at 7:30pm. If the Aeros win, they win division title, if Gananoque wins it will go to game 6.

SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1
No Scoring

PERIOD 2
Athens Aeros at 16:57 - Shane Hiley from Michael McKenney and Mark Craig
Athens Aeros at 14:26 (PP) - Shane Hiley from Michael McKenney and Daniel Lacroix
Gananoque Islanders at 6:52 - Chris Smith from Wyatt Cota
Athens Aeros at 2:14 (PP) - Alex MacLean from Shane Hiley and Mark Craig

PERIOD 3
Gananoque Islanders at 5:14 (PP) - Chris Smith from Bryar Hill and Taylor Kyle

PENALTY SUMMARY

PERIOD 1
Athens Aeros at 7:25 - Brian Berry for Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2 Min.)
Athens Aeros at 5:08 - Shane Hiley for Slashing (2 Min.)

PERIOD 2
Gananoque Islanders at 16:20 - Phil Smith for Slashing (2 Min.)
Athens Aeros at 7:06 - David Empey for Interference (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 4:07 - Tyler Murray for Goaltender Interference (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 4:07 - Brock Jessop for Spearing (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 4:07 - Brock Jessop for Spearing (2 Min.)

PERIOD 3
Gananoque Islanders at 18:37 - Taylor Kyle for Holding (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 11:02 - Wyatt Cota for Slashing (2 Min.)
Athens Aeros at 10:31 - Pat Cameron for Hooking (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 8:06 - Wyatt Cota for Roughing (2 Min.)
Athens Aeros at 5:41 - Damian Levesque for Slashing (2 Min.)
Gananoque Islanders at 0:01 - Jon Harris for Cross Checking (2 Min.)