CHARLOTTETOWN – The visiting Montague Maniacs outscored the Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons 7-4 in the regular-season opening game of the Island Junior Hockey League on Wednesday night.
The game was played at Simmons Sport Centre in Charlottetown due to a scheduling conflict with the Falcons’ normal home – Cody Banks Arena.
Cole MacLeod (2), Damon MacDonald (1-1), Curtis Martell, Matt Higgins, Matt Myers and Peter MacLeod found the back of the net for the Maniacs. Matt Cox (3), Spencer Ross (2), AJ McInnis, Curtis McGregor, Tanner Nicholson and Stephen Gould assisted.
For the Falcons, Craig Dougan led the way with two goals and an assist. Josh Kirkpatrick (1-1) and Brandon Birt also scored while John Young (2), Jordan Jewell, Tyson Blue and Josh Scott drew helpers.
The teams were tied 2-2 after the first period, and the Maniacs took a 4-2 advantage into the second intermission.
Winning goaltender was Geoff Gaudet while Zack Gallison took the loss. Overall, the Maniacs outshot the Falcons 37-28.