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Will O'Neill and Andrew Gordon power IceCaps to 3-1 win over Monarchs

Saturday, 12.28.2013 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Will O'Neill and Andrew Gordon power IceCaps to 3-1 win over Monarchs

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Will O'Neill and Andrew Gordon scored power-play goals less than a minute apart as the St. John's IceCaps topped the Manchester Monarchs 3-1 on Saturday in American Hockey League play.

Carl Klingberg scored early in the third period to give the IceCaps (16-12-3) a 3-0 lead. Eddie Pasquale made 35 saves for the win.

Nick Deslauriers had a goal with 53 seconds left in the game, but it was too late for the Monarchs (21-7-5). Jean-Francois Berube stopped 22 shots.

Manchester's Scott Sabourin took a double minor for high sticking at the 16:56 mark of the second period.

O'Neill gave St. John's a 1-0 lead 27 seconds later, followed by Gordon 18:20 into the period.

The IceCaps scored on two of their four power plays, while the Monarchs went 0 for 2 with the man advantage.

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