DIEPPE, N.B. – Forward Alex Bradley of the Summerside Western Capitals has been recognized as this week’s third star in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).
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Summerside Western Capitals forward Alex Bradley looks to get away from the Campbellton Tigers’ Patrick Bourgault during a recent MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) game at Eastlink Arena.
The 18-year-old rookie from Lower Coverdale, N.B., scored a goal and added three assists, as well as netting a shootout-winning goal, in three games to help the Caps take five out of a possible six points on the road last week.
Wednesday in Miramichi, N.B., Bradley had an assist as the Caps came back from a 3-1 deficit against the Timberwolves, only to fall 4-3 in a shootout.
Friday in Bridgewater, N.S., Bradley fired home the game-winning goal in the latter stages of the third period, and earned third-star honors in a 4-2 Summerside victory over the Lumberjacks.
Finally on Saturday in Yarmouth, N.S., Bradley chipped in with two assists during regulation time, and then fired the shootout winner as the Caps came back from 4-0 down to edge the Mariners 5-4. For his efforts, Bradley was named the game’s first star.
It was an eventful week for the Moncton Flyers’ midget product as he vaulted over teammate Brad Power for the lead in the MHL’s rookie scoring race, and was called up by the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He suited up for the Wildcats against the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Sunday.
In 35 regular-season games, Bradley has 35 points, including 14 goals, while Power has 34 points, including 18 goals.
The Caps are back in action on Friday night in Campbellton, N.B., against the Tigers. The Caps’ next home game at Eastlink Arena is against the Woodstock Slammers on Sunday at 2 p.m.