MONCTON, N.B. – The Charlottetown Islanders snapped a 14-game losing streak in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League on Saturday night, and went on to win back-to-back games for the first time since late October.
The Islanders edged the Moncton Flyers 3-2, and then upended the Miramichi Rivermen 5-3 on home ice Sunday afternoon to improve to 6-18-4 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses).
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At MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus, Dylan Wheatley (1-1), Cory McPhee (1-1), Shawn Corney (1-1), Alex Hambly and Jonathan Arsenault scored for the Islanders, who held period leads of 2-0 and 2-1. Sebastien Cormier (2), Johnathon Larter (2), Hunter McIntyre, Cole Jenkins and Calen McInnis chipped in with assists.
Alex Beaulieu, Nicholas Richard and Zach Foulem answered for the Rivermen, who went into the game in a first-place tie with the Moncton Flyers.
Sam Walsh earned the goaltending win as the Islanders outshot the Rivermen 36-32.
Referee Jeff Affleck called eight minors and two double minors for head contact against Miramichi (19-8-2). The Islanders received five minors and three double minors for head contact.
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In Moncton, N.B., Alex Hambly’s unassisted goal with 3:42 remaining in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie, lifting the Islanders to a 3-2 victory.
Cody McPhee and Jonathan Arsenault also scored for the Islanders. Cormier and Larter added single assists.
Ryan Chiasson and Christian Gregan countered for the Flyers (20-9-0).
Daryl MacCallum earned the goaltending win over Maxim Landry. Moncton outshot Charlottetown 32-24.
Each team was assessed four minor penalties.