CHARLOTTETOWN – The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride swept a pair of home games at the Bell Aliant Centre over the weekend.
The Pride followed up a 4-0 win over the Fredericton Caps on Saturday night with an exciting 4-3 win in a shootout over the first-place Moncton Flyers on Sunday afternoon.
The two victories improved the Pride’s record to 7-11-2 (won-lost-overtime losses) in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.
The Pride will remain home and host two games this coming weekend. The Northern Moose (5-10-3) visit Charlottetown on Friday, and the Saint John Vitos (12-8-0) will provide the opposition on Saturday. Both games will start at 7 p.m.
Pride 4 Flyers 3 (SO)
Owen MacNeill scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to lift the Pride to victory.
Charlottetown goaltender Erik MacInnis also played a key role in the victory, stopping 44 shots, including nine in overtime, and was perfect against all five Moncton shooters in the shootout.
MacNeill, Shaul Mitton and Gage MacWilliams, who tied the game at 14:11 of the third period, scored in regulation time for the Pride.
Nash Smith (1-1), Cole Stewart (1-1) and Patrick LeBlanc replied for the Flyers (15-4-2).
Daniel Thompson made 20 saves in regulation time and overtime for Moncton.
Pride 4 Caps 0
Kennedy Gallant scored two goals while MacInnis registered a 24-save shutout against Fredericton.
Dylan Matthews and Riley MacDougall also scored for the Pride, who improved to 6-10-2 (won-lost-overtime losses). Connor McGregor (2), Nick Reeves (2), MacNeill, Seth Morris and Logan Kelly-Murphy added assists.
The Pride built period leads of 2-0 and 3-0.
Frederic Plourde faced 33 shots in goal for the Caps (6-13-0).