ABRAM-VILLAGE – It was a big weekend for the Alberton Regals.
The Regals won a pair of games – 11-5 over Tyne Valley on Friday and 4-3 in overtime versus the Wellington Flyers on Sunday – to move into first place in the West Prince Senior Hockey League.
The Regals are 4-1-1 (won-lost-overtime losses), one point ahead of the Flyers (3-0-1). Wellington defeated the Tignish Aces 5-4 on Friday night for a three-point weekend. On Saturday evening, the Aces downed the O’Leary Maroons 6-2.
Regals 4 Flyers 3 (OT)
At the Evangeline Recreation Centre, Tyson MacNeil scored the overtime winner after Jesse MacIntyre tied the game for the Regals with two seconds remaining in regulation time.
Garrett Lewis scored the other two Alberton goals while Justin Arsenault, Scott Watson and Todd MacDougall replied for the Flyers (3-0-1), who have yet to lose in regulation time.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, and the Flyers led 2-1 after two.
Travis Gaudette was the winning goaltender.
Regals 11 Tornadoes 5
At the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre, the Regals took control early, building period leads of 7-2 and 11-3.
Lewis (2), Mitch Hardy (2), Jamie MacIntyre (2), Taylor Smith (2), Logan Smallman, Morgan DesRoches and Kenzie Horne dented the twine for the Regals.
Spencer Phillips (2), TJ Campbell, Connor Dillon and Evan Ballum answered for the Tornadoes (1-2-1).
Spencer Rennie picked up the goaltending win.
Flyers 5 Aces 4
At the Evangeline Recreation Centre, MacDougall’s third-period goal proved to be the difference. Colton Gallant, Matt Kelly, Marcel Landry and Nick Arsenault rounded out Wellington’s scoring.
Jake Arsenault, Colby Callaghan, Traven Gaudet and Evan Shea contributed Tignish’s goals.
The Aces led 2-1 after the first period, and the teams entered the final 20 minutes tied 4-4.
Winning goaltender was Neil Arsenault.
Aces 6 Maroons 2
At the Tignish Credit Union Arena, six different players – Gaudet, Callaghan, Nathan Brennan, Brett Gaudet, Willie Gaudet and Lucas Gaudet – scored for the Aces (2-3-0).
Nick Reilly and Aaron Reilly responded for O’Leary (2-4-0).
The Aces were in front 3-1 after the first period, and extended that margin to 5-1 following 40 minutes.
Troy Ellsworth recorded the goaltending decision.