Goaltending, big second period key win in Kensington
KENSINGTON – The second period and Sam Walsh’s goaltending proved to be the difference for the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders on Saturday night.
The Islanders scored three unanswered goals to open up a 4-1 lead after two periods en route to a 4-2 victory over the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild.
Community Gardens in Kensington was the site of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League game.
Walsh, meanwhile, turned aside 43 shots as the Wild outshot the Islanders 45-35, including 18-15 and 16-11 advantages in the final two periods. Cameron Visser was between the pipes for Kensington.
Four different players – Jonathan Arsenault (1-1), Bradley Jenkins, Nick Currie and Shawn Corney – dented the twine for the Islanders, who will take a 2-6-1 (won-lost-overtime losses) record into Sunday afternoon’s home contest against the Fredericton Canadiens. Game time at MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus is 1:45 p.m.
Hunter McIntyre, Dylan Wheatley, Johnathon Larter and Cody McPhee set up Charlottetown’s goals.
Kyle Pinksen (1-1) and Cole Hackett countered for the Wild (2-8-0).
Referee Jonny Martin whistled seven minor penalties against each team.