CHARLOTTETOWN – The Charlottetown Islanders dropped a pair of one-goal decisions in their first two regular-season games in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League over the weekend.
The Islanders lost 3-2 to the Moncton Flyers on home ice Sunday afternoon, and were defeated 10-9 in overtime by the Saint John Vitos on Friday night.
Flyers 3 Islanders 2
At MacLauchlan Arena, Ryan Chiasson (1-1) scored in the game’s final minute to lift the Flyers to victory.
Jarrett Crossman and Keri Belez netted the other goals for the Flyers, who led 1-0 after one period and the teams were tied 1-1 following 40 minutes.
Sebastien Cormier and Shawn Corney found the back of the net for the Islanders. Jonathan Arsenault (2) and Tyler Doucette assisted.
Moncton held a 42-20 shots-on-goal advantage. Daryl MacCallum was between the pipes for Charlottetown.
Vitos 10 Islanders 9 (OT)
In Saint John, N.B., Colin MacSween scored his second goal of the game on a power play 37 seconds into overtime to lift the Vitos to the win.
Tyler Copeland (3-1), Curtis Hastings (2-2), Logan Saunders (1-2), Matthew Gray (1-1) and Sam King also scored for Saint John.
Arsenault scored five goals to lead the Islanders while Johnathan Larter (1-2), Corney (1-1), Alex Hambly (1-1) and Doucette also dented the twine. Cormier, Bradley Jenkins, Cody MacPhee, Nick Bouchey, Alex Gallant and Hunter McIntyre drew assists.
The Islanders led 4-3 after the opening period, and Saint John took a 7-6 advantage into the second intermission.
Overall, the Vitos outshot the Islanders 53-29.