Win first two games against Charlottetown
KENSINGTON – The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild has taken control of the P.E.I. provincial major midget hockey championship series.
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Max Morrison of the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild carries the puck up the ice while being pursued by the Charlottetown Islanders’ Cole Jenkins during Game 1 of the P.E.I. provincial major midget hockey championship series at Community Gardens in Kensington on Saturday night. The Wild won the game 9-2.
The Wild posted back-to-back victories against the Charlottetown Mark’s Work Wearhouse Islanders over the weekend to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The scores were 9-2 on Saturday night and 7-4 on Sunday afternoon.
The Wild will look to take a commanding 3-0 lead on Wednesday. Game time at Community Gardens in Kensington is 7:30 p.m.
The series winner will represent P.E.I. at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship tournament in New Glasgow, N.S., from April 3 to 6.
Wild 7 Islanders 4
At MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus in Charlottetown, the Wild scored four second-period goals to take control. The Islanders led 2-1 after the first period, but the Wild took a 5-3 advantage into the second intermission.
Michael Evoy (2), Sam Jay (1-2), Spencer Sherren (1-1), Abel Arsenault (1-1), Cole Hackett and Bailey Webster dented the twine for the Wild. Kyle Pinksen (2), Max Morrison, Riley Gallant, Jesse Annear and Austin Taylor added assists.
Dylan Wheatley (2), Sebastien Cormier (1-1) and Jordan McCabe (1-1) answered for the Islanders. Single helpers were credited to Cole Jenkins, Jonathan Arsenault, Shawn Corney and Hunter McIntyre.
Cameron Visser registered the goaltending win as the Wild outshot the Islanders 52-17.
Referee Jackson Doughart called a total of 13 minor penalties – eight of those against Charlottetown.
Wild 9 Islanders 2
Before a big crowd at Community Gardens, Colton Chiasson led the Wild with one goal and three assists while Jay netted a brace and assisted on another. Morrison (1-1), Pinksen (1-1), Hackett (1-1), Riley Gallant (1-1), Taylor and Sherren rounded out Kensington’s scoring. Jesse Jay (2), Dillon Wall (2), Webster, Annear, Campbell Gallant, Arsenault and Evoy chipped in with assists.
Arsenault netted the Charlottetown goals. Johnathon Larter and Shawn Corney set up both markers.
The Wild built period leads of 2-1 and 6-2.
Winning goaltender was Visser. Overall, the Wild outshot the Islanders 41-31.
Referee Jeff Affleck called eight of the game’s 15 minor penalties against the Islanders.