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MacArthur, Cormier earn MHL awards

Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals forward Brodie MacArthur carries the puck into the offensive zone during MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) action at Eastlink Arena.
Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals forward Brodie MacArthur carries the puck into the offensive zone during MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) action at Eastlink Arena. - Jason Simmonds

Western Capitals named first, third stars of February

SUMMERSIDE – Two members of the Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals have been recognized by the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).

Forward Brodie MacArthur of Summerside has been selected as the first star of the month for February, and third-star honours go to defenceman Sebastien Cormier of Stratford. The Edmundston Blizzard’s Alexandre Jacob was chosen as the second star.
In seven games in February, the 18-year-old MacArthur scored three goals and added 14 assists. He started the month off with a bang, recording five assists on Feb. 1 against the Miramichi Timberwolves.
In addition, he registered one four-point outing and three two-point games. MacArthur recorded a point in each game during the month, ending February on a remarkable 31-game point streak that dates back to Oct. 29. MacArthur has continued his torrid pace in March, recording seven points in the Caps’ first three games of the month to extend his point streak to 34 games.
In 43 regular-season games, MacArthur is second in league scoring with 86 points – 27 goals and 59 assists.

Defenceman Sebastien Cormier hustles up the ice with the Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals of the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League).

11 points
The 20-year-old Cormier scored five goals and added six assists for 11 points in seven games during February.
Cormier’s highlight of the month was a three-point effort versus the St. Stephen Aces on Feb. 19, which was one of three multi-point games for the third-year veteran.
A first-round selection of the Western Capitals in 2014 and last year’s recipient of the MHL Community Spirit Award, Cormier has already attained a new career high for points in a season with 32 in 45 games entering March.
After three contests in March, Cormier now has 33 points – seven goals and 26 assists – in 48 contests.
 
Final home game
The Capitals, who are 31-16-1-0 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses), will play their final regular-season home game at Eastlink Arena on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Woodstock Slammers (12-27-6-2) will provide the opposition. The Caps will conclude the regular season on the road against the Miramichi Timberwolves (22-19-3-3) on Saturday night.

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