Vipers host Maniacs on Sunday
KENSINGTON – The Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers will host the Montague Maniacs in an Island Junior Hockey League game here at Community Gardens on Sunday.
The opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Vipers come in off a disappointing 5-4 loss to the Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons on Wednesday night. That loss snapped the Vipers’ five-game winning streak to start the regular season.
The Vipers, who are 3-0 (won-lost) at the Gardens, are looking to stay undefeated at home this season.
The Maniacs, meanwhile, go into weekend action in second place, and will be looking to close the gap on the league-leading Vipers.
An interesting matchup will be the Maniacs’ offence, which leads the IJHL in goals, going up against the Vipers’ league-leading defence.
The Vipers may have league all-star Brett Hogan back for Sunday’s encounter. Hogan, who plays soccer for the UPEI Panthers, will only improve the offence moving forward, notes a media release.
The Vipers have enjoyed excellent crowds so far this season, and another good one is expected as the IJHL’s top two teams do battle Sunday.