MONCTON, N.B. – It was a good day for P.E.I.’s two major midget hockey teams at the 2017 Monctonian AAA Challenge on Friday.
The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride defeated the Cape Breton Tradesmen 4-1 to remain undefeated at 1-0-1 (won-lost-tied), and the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild improved to 1-1-0 with a 6-0 triumph over the East Coast Blizzard.
In major bantam play, the Prince County Warriors defeated the North West Bulls 3-1; the Central Attack dropped a 2-1 decision to the Wear Well Bombers; the Mid-Isle Matrix lost 8-0 to the Truro Bearcats, and the Eastern Express (0-2-0) played the Saint John SeaDogs in a late game Friday night.
Wild 6 Blizzard 0
The Wild scored two goals in each period, and Chad Arsenault earned the shutout.
Chandler Wood (2), Dixon MacLeod (1-1), Evan Gallant, Carter Cahill and Marc Richard found the back of the net for the Wild. Ryan Richards (2), Zac Arsenault,
Thomas Rennie, Austin Callaghan and Chase Gaudette added assists.
The Wild’s final round-robin contest is against the Markham Majors on Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Pride 4 Tradesmen 1
Connor McGregor’s two-goal effort led the Pride attack. Noah Griffin and Sam MacNeill also scored as the Pride built period leads of 3-0 and 4-0. Seth Morris (2), Kennedy Gallant, Shaul Mitton, Riley MacDougall and Nick Reeves earned helpers.
Ben Parent earned the goaltending win.
The Pride will close out the round robin against the Mississauga Senators on Saturday at 12:15 p.m.
Warriors 3 Bulls 1
Sam Hackett, Donovan Arsenault and Frederick Morency dented the twine for the Warriors. Zach Biggar, Ethan Reilly and Jack Reilly assisted.
Winning goaltender was Turner Ellis.
The Warriors (1-1-0) were also in action late Friday night against the Antigonish Novas.
Bearcats 8 Matrix 0
The Bearcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period, and increased that margin to 7-0 at the end of two.
The Matrix (0-2-0) concluded round-robin play against the Northern Blackhawks on Friday night.
Bombers 2 Attack 1
Reid Vos, assisted by Lukas Skinner and Colby Huggan, netted the lone goal for the Attack, who concluded round-robin play 0-3-0.
Jack Howatt tended goal for the Attack.
The Bombers led 1-0 after the first period, and 2-0 following two.