The Caston-Great One

(PR) Eric Castonguay gave the Trenton Devils a sigh of relief with an overtime goal as they defeated the Dayton Bombers Friday night, 4-3. Jeff Prough tallied his first career hat trick and assisted on the winning goal as the Devils moved into first place of the ECHL’s North Division for the second time this season.

Castonguay took a pass from Prough at the top of the far circle and fired a laser into the top of the net to seal the win for Trenton with 1:35 left in overtime.

With the Devils trailing 1-0 late in the first, Prough tied the game with a one-timer feed in the slot from Jeremy Akeson, roofing the puck for his 31st of the season at 18:39.

Prough followed up with another goal 22 seconds later to give the Devils a lead into the first intermission. Prough knocked in a pass from Brad Snetsinger past the glove of Bombers goalie David Shantz for his second of the game at 19:01.

The Bombers would tie the game at the 13:58 mark of the second, though Prough answered again with a hat trick goal 13 seconds later. Prough took a one-timer feed from Snetsinger in the near circle to notch the first hat trick of his pro career.

After a third period that was mostly controlled by the Bombers, Ryan Smyth tied the game with the extra attacker with 26 seconds left in regulation on a wraparound, forcing overtime.

Fortunately for the Devils, Castonguay came through with the game-winner, a goal in his fifth straight game and his ninth straight with a point. Prough’s assist gave him his second four-point night of the season. The Devils moved into first place of the North Division as the Cyclones had the night off.


7 Responses to “The Caston-Great One”

  1. Al (Philly Devil) Says:

    Great game to listen to on the radio (net) and I’m very happy for Eric, he’s a great kid and a killer shot. Enjoy watching him because he’ll be in Lowell next year and again they gotta sign Prough to Lowell. No matter what happens, I’m proud of them for what they’ve went through at the beginning of the season is areally great, this is essentially an expansion team.

    Effy had some rebound control, but was solid. I guess we need at least five point out of the remaning eight to be sure of a playoof spot.

    Coleman HAS to come up big tomorrow. Antoher great effort, Dayton may not be good..but who cares, points are points.

  2. #39fan Says:

    The “PROugh” Man comes through big time, again!

  3. Al (Philly Devil) Says:

    Okay, maybe I missed something on this site..but the signing of Mike Wilson could really be a brilliant stroke. He has a huge shot and he can be at least solid defensively..this may pay huge dividends. Last night Dylan sat for him. Wilson was a first round pick in 1993 so we at least know he can be solid at this level and his age.

    Hell, in the playoffs…now I am new to ECHL playoffs, not sure how much fighting there is..I would dress seven D men and sit one of our fighter’s.

  4. CapCityDevil Says:

    In the interview last night it was mentioned Wilson will dress to the five-game limit so the Devils have seven d-men on the roster. It’s not unusual to dress nine forwards and seven d-men for a game, though god forbid a forward gets hurt you’re down to eight.

    Wilson’s signing came before the game, competitive edge I suppose.

  5. Al (Philly Devil) Says:

    What is the five game limit rule in the ECHL?

  6. CapCityDevil Says:

    I meant five-game minimum, players have to dress in five regular season games to be eligible for the playoff roster.

  7. Al (Philly Devil) Says:


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