Scores winning goal on power play
KENSINGTON – Campbell Gallant was the overtime hero for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Saturday night.
Gallant, who was set up by defencemen Bailey Webster and Parker Ronahan, scored 56 seconds into extra time to give the Wild a 4-3 home-ice victory over the Miramichi Rivermen at Community Gardens.
Colton Chiasson, Dillon Wall and Cole Hackett rounded out the scoring for the Wild, who improved to 11-14-3 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses). Jesse Annear, Austin Taylor, Max Morrison, Sam Jay and Spencer Sherren chipped in with single assists.
Zach Foulem, Eddie Banville and Yan Plourde replied for the Rivermen, who held period leads of 1-0 and 3-2.
Overall, the Wild outshot the Rivermen 49-36, including a 21-6 advantage in the third period. Winning goaltender was Cameron Visser, and Daniel Vautour took the loss.
Referee Jeff Heron called five minors against each team. The Wild also picked up one double minor for head contact.
The Rivermen will take a 19-7-2 resumé into Sunday afternoon’s game in Charlottetown at 1:45 p.m.