After prevailing in penalty-filled game vs. Falcons
CRAPAUD – The Crapaud-based Southside Lynx is off to a hot start in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League regular season.
P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League
The Lynx edged the Sherwood Falcons 4-3 in a penalty-filled game on Saturday night to improve to 4-0-0 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses). It was also the second win in as many nights for the Lynx, who trimmed the Summerside Source for Sports Capitals 7-1 on Friday night.
In other league action Saturday evening, the visiting Souris Hawks upended the North River Flames 5-3.
Lynx 4 Falcons 2
At the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud, Colton Dawson had two goals and an assist while Alex MacLeod netted a brace for Southside, which has scored a league-high 23 goals. Marshall Thomas, Sawyer Mayne, Andy Murphy and Rob Miller were all credited with single assists.
Brad Milligan (2) and Brady Sinnott (1-1) answered for the Falcons (1-2-0).
The Lynx led 2-0 after the first period, but the Falcons answered back in the middle frame to tie the score 2-2 following 40 minutes.
Dylan Garnhum earned the goaltending win while Steve Lannigan took the loss.
Referee Brett Servos had a busy night, assessing 12 of 22 minor penalties against the Falcons. Each team also picked up three fighting majors, two game misconducts, one double game misconduct and four 10-minute misconducts.
Hawks 5 Flames 3
At the APM Centre in Cornwall, Gabriel Leger (1-3), JD Farrell (1-2), Dereck Cormier (1-1), Luke MacDonald (1-1) and Darcy Nicholson found the back of the net for Souris, which was playing its first game of the regular season.
Max MacDonald (1-2), Cameron MacMurdo and Ryan McGuigan answered for the Flames (1-1-1).
North River led 2-1 after the first period, and Souris answered back to take a 4-2 lead after the second.
Winning goaltender was Seth Nicholson.
Referee Richard Johnson called a total of eight minor penalties – six of those against the Flames.