CHARLOTTETOWN – Stingy defensive play and timely scoring from Alex Graham proved to be a key for the Central Attack in P.E.I. Major Bantam AAA Hockey League play over the weekend.
The Charlottetown-based Attack allowed just two goals in a pair of wins – 3-2 over the Prince County Warriors and 4-0 versus the Mid-Isle Matrix.
The two wins move the league-leading Attack’s record to 12-4-2 (won-lost-tied), good for an eight-point lead over the second-place Warriors (8-7-2).
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At the O’Leary Community Sports Centre on Friday night, Alex Graham’s hat trick accounted for all three Attack goals. Tanner MacLean, Matt McQuaid, Isaac Vos, John MacKinnon, Jacob Squires and Kal White all contributed single assists.
For the Warriors, Jesse Blanchard and Max Chisholm found the back of the net, with single helpers credited to Sam Hackett, Frederick Morency and Zach Biggar.
The period scores were 1-0 and 2-0 in favour of the Attack.
Jack Howatt recorded the goaltending win. Aiden Williams tended goal for Prince County.
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At Simmons Sport Centre in Charlottetown, Graham, who now has 17 goals this season, and Josh Lund each scored twice for the Attack, who build period advantages of 2-0 and 4-0. Squires (2), MacLean, Vos, White and Colby Huggan added assists.
AJ Cooper earned the shutout. Josh Smith was in goal for Mid-Isle.