BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Three goals on special teams proved to be the difference in the South Shore Mustangs’ 3-2 win over the Charlottetown Islanders here on Saturday night.
New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League
The Islanders play in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League, and the Mustangs are members of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League. The game was part of an inter-locking schedule between the two leagues, which features each team playing two home and two away games against teams in the other league.
The Islanders visit the Valley Wildcats in Berwick, N.S., on Sunday afternoon.
Mitch Baker’s power-play goal with 2:08 left in the second period gave the Mustangs a 3-1 lead, and that goal stood up as the game-winner. Alex Nauss (1-1), with a power-play tally, and Keith Getson, who scored while short-handed, also scored for South Shore.
Jordan McCabe and Jonathan Arsenault countered with even-strength goals for the Islanders, who received assists from Tyler Doucette (2), Cole Jenkins and Connor MacEachern.
Nicholas Dawe was the winning goaltender, and Darryl MacCallum was in goal for Charlottetown.
The Islanders were assessed eight minor penalties, one double minor for head contact, one major penalty for head contact and one game misconduct. The Mustangs received 11 minors, one double minor for head contact and one 10-minute misconduct.