UPDATED: Caps sweep weekend games

Jason Simmonds
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SUMMERSIDE – It was a successful weekend for the Summerside Western Capitals.

Summerside Western Capitals

The Capitals swept a pair of back-to-back games in the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) in less than a 24-hour period. The Capitals started the weekend off with a 5-3 road win over the Pictou County Weeks Crushers on Saturday night, and followed that up with an 8-2 triumph over the Bridgewater Lumberjacks on Sunday afternoon.

The Capitals upped their record to 20-22-2-3(won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses).

The Capitals are back in action on Thursday, when the Amherst Ramblers visit Summerside for a make-up game. The opening faceoff at Eastlink Arena is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Capitals 8 Lumberjacks 2

Before 458 fans at Eastlink Arena, Alex Bradley, who had one goal and four assists, recorded five points to lead the Capitals offensively.

Brad Power had two goals and an assist while Joey Colatarci (1-1), Thomas Stavert, Malik Johnson, Curtis McGregor and Maxim Pitre rounded out the scoring. Isaac Jay (3), Mitch Henneberry, Jordan Buchanan and Blaize Bridges chipped in with assists.

Campbell Pickard (1-1) and Layton Parsons countered for the Lumberjacks (4-37-3-3).

The Capitals led 2-0 after the first period, and then outscored the Lumberjacks 4-1 in the middle frame to take control of the game and lead 6-1 following 40 minutes.

Simon-Pier Chamberland earned the goaltending win. Overall, the Caps outshot the Lumberjacks 43-26.

The game’s three stars were:

1. Alex Bradley (Capitals), 2. Simon-Pier Chamberland (Capitals), 3. Brad Power (Capitals).

Capitals 5 Crushers 3

Before 761 fans at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, rookie goaltender Alex Kelly made 38 saves.

Blaize Bridges and Maxim Pitre each had a goal and an assist while Mitch Henneberry and Thomas Stavert each chipped in with two assists to lead the Capitals offensively.

Cavan Fitzgerald, Isaac Jay and Joey Colatarci also scored for the Capitals, who received a single helper from Alex Bradley.

Nick Parker (1-1), former Capital JP Harvey and Brandon Parsons found the back of the net for the Crushers (31-12-0-5).

The Capitals directed 30 shots at Crushers goaltender Brandon Thibeau. Kelly’s busiest period was the middle frame, when he turned aside 17 of 19 shots.

The game’s three stars were:

1. Alex Kelly (Capitals), 2. Evan MacEachern (Crushers), 3. Maxim Pitre (Capitals).

 

Organizations: Capitals

Geographic location: Pictou County

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