Wild salvages weekend split

Jason Simmonds
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Defeat Charlottetown after losing to Saint John

CHARLOTTETOWN – It was a weekend of mixed results for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.

Kensington Wild

After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Saint John Vitos on Saturday night, the Wild rebounded for a 5-3 road win over the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday afternoon.

The two results leave the Wild with a 13-17-3 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses). The Wild will close out the regular season with a home game against the Moncton Flyers on Saturday and an away game versus Saint John on Sunday.

The Wild and Islanders will then meet in a best-of-seven provincial championship series to determine P.E.I.’s representative at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship.

At MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus, Sam Jay (1-2), Michael Evoy (1-1), Abel Arsenault, Bailey Webster and Campbell Gallant scored for the Wild. Cole Hackett, Kyle Pinksen, Spencer Sherren and Parker Ronahan added single assists.

Johnathon Larter (1-2), Hunter MacIntyre (1-1) and Jonathan Arsenault replied for the Islanders (6-22-4). Nick Bouchey and Connor MacEachern assisted.

The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, and the Wild took a 4-1 cushion into the dressing room after 40 minutes.

Overall, the Wild outshot the Islanders 35-21. Winning goaltender was Bradley Shea, and Sam Walsh was the goaltender of record for the Islanders.

Referee TJ Courtney called seven minors and three double minors for head contact against the Wild. The Islanders received four minors, three double minor for head contact and one 10-minute misconduct.



Organizations: Islanders

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Saint John

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