McGuirk sparks Sabres past Aces

Jason Simmonds
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BELFAST – Cody McGuirk’s four-point effort sparked the Belfast Sabres to a 5-2 victory over the Tignish Perry’s Construction Aces in Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League action here Saturday night.

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McGuirk had one goal and three assists while Jack Panting (1-2), Brady Doiron, Simon VanWeichan and Matt Glover rounded out the scoring for the Sabres, who improved to 15-3-1 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses). That gives the Sabres a two-point lead over the Southside Lynx (13-2-3) atop the standings, but the Lynx can pull even with a win in Souris on Sunday night.

Nolan Irving (2), Carter MacLellan and Rob Hicken drew assists for the Sabres.

Dylan Rayner and Tyson Carragher replied for the third-place Aces (12-6-1). Riley Shea had a single assist.

The score was tied 2-2 after the first and second periods.

Jason Whiteway was the winning goaltender, and Chase Dyment took the loss.

Each team was assessed two minor penalties.

Geographic location: Souris

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