QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – The Prince County Warriors earned a split on the road.
The Warriors, who play in the P.E.I. Major Bantam AAA Hockey League, played a pair of interlocking games against New Brunswick teams. Saint John exploded for seven unanswered goals, including five in the third period, en route to an 8-3 victory on Saturday, but the Warriors bounced back to edge the Kennebecasis Valley Kings 2-1 on Sunday.
The Warriors sit in second place in the Island league at 7-5-2 (won-lost-tied). Prince County is back in action on Tuesday in Kensington against the Mid-Isle Matrix (3-10-0) at 7:30 p.m.
Warriors 2 Kings 1
At the Q-Plex, Warriors goaltender Aiden Williams turned in a strong performance as the Kings held a 48-31 shots-on-goal advantage, including a 19-5 margin in a scoreless first period.
Liam Green and Sam Hackett staked the Warriors to a 2-0 lead. Mike McRae, Colby MacDonald and Zach Biggar assisted.
Ayden Arsenault answered for the Kings as all three goals were scored in the second period.
Saint John 8 Warriors 3
At the Lord Beaverbrook Rink, the teams were tied 1-1 after one period, and 3-3 at the end of two. The Warriors actually held a 3-1 advantage in the middle frame.
Sam Oliver (3), Simon Kim (1-3), Kevin Fenwick (1-1), Matthew Weaver, Riley Rooney and Noah Webster accounted for Saint John’s goals.
Ethan Reilly (1-1), Biggar and Carson Wood countered for the O’Leary-based Warriors, who received an assist from McRae.
Hunter Valcour LeBlanc earned the goaltending win. Turner Ellis tended goal for Prince County.