SUMMERSIDE – Zac MacKay’s natural hat trick in the third period broke open a close P.E.I. Midget AAA Hockey League game on Wednesday night.
The Robin's Mid-Isle Matrix held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1, before MacKay put the game out of reach en route to a 5-1 win over the host Summerside Capitals at Credit Union Place.
Bailey Anderson and Zach Anderson rounded out the scoring for the first-place Matrix, who is 21-4-3 (won-lost-tied). Nick Trainor (3), Ben Peters (2), Chandler LaPorte, Colin Goodwin, Kyler Weeks and David Sato chipped in with assists.
Brandon Gaudet set up Blake Gallant with the lone goal for Summerside (5-21-0).
Winning goaltender was Jonah Arbing.