ALBERTON – The Western Regals proved why they were the top team in the P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League regular season on Saturday night.
P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League
The Regals scored nine goals over the final two periods en route to an 11-0 romp of the Summerside Hemphill GM Capitals in Game 1 of the best-of-five semifinal series. The Capitals will look to rebound in Game 2 at Credit Union Place in Summerside on Tuesday at 8:20 p.m., and Game 3 is back in Alberton on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
At the Jacques Cartier Arena, the Regals led 2-0 after the opening period and widened that gap to 6-0 by the second intermission.
Offensively, Jeff Gaudet’s two goals and two assists led the Regals while Jake Getson (2-1), Chase McCue (2-1) and TJ Shea (0-3) all had three-point performances. Brendan Shea (2), Brendan Smith (1-1), Jason Gallant (1-1) and Curklan Fraser rounded out the Regals’ scoring. Brett Aylward (2), Thomas Fraser, Brayden Arsenault and Jake Arsenault were credited with assists.
Kristen Clements recorded the shutout.