ABRAM-VILLAGE – The Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings concluded the Island Junior Hockey League regular season with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Montague Maniacs on Tuesday night.
TJ Campbell, who contributed three assists during regulation time, scored the winning goal. Jeremy Balderston (1-1), Fidan Feta (1-1), Brett Adams and Jarrett MacRae netted the other goals for the Red Wings, who also received two assists from Lucas Dyment and one from Tyler Clair.
Cole McLeod (1-1), AJ McInnis (1-1), Stewart Branstrom and Peter MacLeod found the back of the net for the Maniacs.
The Red Wings held period leads of 2-0 and 3-1.
Winning goaltender was Chris Gallant, and Daniel Nicholson was between the pipes for the Maniacs.
The Red Wings, who were recently stripped of two points for playing an ineligible player in a win against Kensington, completed the regular season 14-11-1 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses), one point behind the second-place Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons (14-10-2). The two teams will meet in the best-of-seven semifinal series.
The Maniacs completed the regular season in fourth place at 11-14-1, and will face the fifth-place Holland College Hurricanes (9-16-1) in a best-of-five quarter-final series. The winner of that series will then take on first-place Kensington (19-6-1) in the other semifinal.