CHARLOTTETOWN – The Miramichi Rivermen jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two periods, and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Charlottetown Islanders on Friday night.
The New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League contest was played at MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus.
Brandon Hache, Francis Thibault and Daniel Gallant scored for the Rivermen, who led 1-0 after the first period.
Cody MacPhee (1-1) and Alex Hambly countered for the Islanders. Cole Jenkins and Jonathan Larter added assists.
Tanner Somers earned the goaltending win while Sam Walsh was between the pipes for the Islanders.
The Rivermen visit the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild at Community Gardens on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Miramichi is back at MacLauchlan Arena to face the Islanders again on Sunday at 1:45 p.m.