Wild begins busy stretch in Tignish

Jason Simmonds
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Hosts Fredericton in make-up game Thursday

KENSINGTON – It will be a homecoming of sorts for four members of the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Thursday night.

That’s when the Wild will play a make-up game at the Tignish Credit Union Arena against the Fredericton Canadiens. The New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League contest will get underway at 7 p.m.

The Wild has four players from West Prince, including forward Cole Hackett of Tignish, forward Colton Chiasson of St. Louis, goaltender Bradley Shea of St. Louis and defenceman Evan Millman of Alberton.

Hackett is second in team scoring with 21 points, including nine goals, in 22 regular-season games. Chiasson has eight points – four goals and four assists – in 21 games while Millman has six points, including two goals, in 22 contests.

Shea, who is expected to get the start in goal, has compiled a 4-7 (won-lost) record in 11 games. He has a goals-against average of 4.66 and a save percentage of .864.

Second meeting

This will be the second meeting in less than a week between the Wild and Canadiens. The Canadiens pulled out a 3-2 shootout win in Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday night in a game Wild general manager Ivan Gallant described as “a real good physical game.”

The Fredericton win snapped a three-game winning streak for the Wild, who have earned seven of a possible eight points in their last four games.

The Wild takes a 9-11-1 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses) record into the game, and Fredericton is 6-14-1.

The Wild suffered only one regulation-time loss in December while finishing the month with four wins and two overtime losses. Overall, the Wild has gone 7-3-2 in their last 12 games.

Busy stretch

Thursday’s game starts a stretch of three games in as many days for the Wild, who will also face the league’s top two teams.

Kensington hits the road on Friday to face the Saint John Vitos (17-5-1), and then hosts the Moncton Flyers (17-6-0) at Community Gardens in Kensington on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saint John currently holds a one-point lead over Moncton atop the standings.

The Wild drew a big crowd to their last home game in Kensington on Boxing Day against Charlottetown, and the organization is hoping for another large gathering as the slick-skating Flyers come to town.

Bailey Webster

Wild defenceman Bailey Webster, who was recalled by the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last weekend, will not be in the lineup on Thursday as he is still with the Sea Dogs.

Gallant explained that Webster will play with the Wild in Saint John, and will remain in the Port City for the Sea Dogs’ game against the Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday.

With the Wild starting a busy stretch, Gallant also indicated the team could have a couple of affiliates in the lineup.

Organizations: Tignish Credit Union Arena, P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Halifax Mooseheads on Saturday.With

Geographic location: Fredericton, Tignish, St. Louis New Brunswick West Prince Kensington Saint John Community Gardens Moncton Charlottetown

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