KENSINGTON – Sam Jay’s goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild a dramatic 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Cape Breton West Islanders on Saturday night.
The interlocking game between the Nova Scotia Major Midget League’s Islanders and the Wild, members of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League, was played at Community Gardens.
The Wild remains home to host the Valley Wildcats in another interlocking contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. The interlocking games count in each league’s regular-season standings.
Bailey Webster’s goal 11 seconds into the third period tied the game 3-3 for the Wild. Lucas Beaulieu and Cole Hackett also scored for the Wild, who improved to 3-8-0 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses).
Jay added two assists for a three-point night while Webster and Kyle Pinksen chipped in with single helpers.
Kirkland Bernard (1-1), Matthew Morgan and Stephen Sisco replied for the Islanders.
Bradley Shea earned the goaltending win, and Daniel Liengme was the goaltender of record for Cape Breton West. The Wild outshot the Islanders 37-26, including a 14-6 advantage in the third period.
Referee Jonny Martin whistled a total of 13 minor penalties in the game – eight of those against the Wild.