Caps’ losing streak reaches four games

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After dropping back-to-back home games

SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside Western Capitals dropped back-to-back home games over the weekend in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).

Summerside Western Capitals forward David Sweet was named the third star of Sunday’s MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game against the Truro Bearcats at Eastlink Arena. Truro won the game 6-3.

After losing 5-4 in overtime to the Dieppe Commandos on Saturday, the Caps were doubled 6-3 by the Truro Bearcats on Sunday. Both games were played at Eastlink Arena.

The Capitals, who have lost four games in a row, fell to 10-17-2-1 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).

The Caps are idle until this weekend, when they host the Pictou County Weeks Crushers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and the Amherst Ramblers on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bearcats 6 Capitals 3

Before an announced crowd of 586 fans, the Bearcats scored four second-period goals, including three in a 3:11 stretch,

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, and the Bearcats took a 5-2 cushion into the second intermission.

Kyle Tibbo (1-1), Jordan McNaughton, Colby Lanceleve, Jean-Marc Evans-Renaud, Tyler Morrison and Jacob Smith scored for the Bearcats (21-8-0-2), who moved two points ahead of the Yarmouth Mariners (20-9-2-0) into sole possession of second place in the Eastlink Division.

Brad Power (1-1), Alex Bradley and Isaac Jay replied for the Capitals.

Jordan Kennedy earned the goaltending win over Simon-Pier Chamberland. The final shots-on-goal totals were 47-34 in favour of Truro.

Referee Ryan Power whistled five of eight minor penalties against the Capitals.

The game’s three stars were:

1. Kyle Tibbo (Bearcats), 2. Phillip Fife (Bearcats), 3. David Sweet (Capitals).

Commandos 5 Caps 4 (OT)

Before an announced gathering of 533 fans, Alex Clark scored 1:46 into overtime to lift the Commandos to victory.

Justin McDonald, Thierry Comtois, Justin Rasmussen and Joel Blanchard scored in regulation time for Dieppe.

Power, Bradley, Sweet and Maxim Pitre replied for the Caps, who held 3-2 and 4-3 leads in the third period after falling behind 2-0.

Overall, the shots-on-goal clock read 59-39 in favour of the Capitals. Connor Wilkinson earned the goaltending win over Simon-Pier Chamberland.

Referee Justin DesRoches called eight minors against the Commandos while the Caps received seven minors and one double minor for roughing after the whistle.

The game’s three stars were:

1. Connor Wilkinson (Commandos), 2. Joey Colatarci (Capitals), 3. Thierry Comtois (Commandos).

Organizations: Capitals

Geographic location: Pictou County

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  • Linda Sweet
    January 07, 2014 - 06:53

    Thats my grandson!!!! Got to love him