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MacArthur, Campbell, MacLeod have big nights for Wild

Kensington Wild forward Bennett MacArthur, 9, made no mistake firing the puck past Fredericton Caps goaltender Frederic Plourde for the first goal of Saturday night’s New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League game at Credit Union Centre. The Wild went on to win the contest 8-1.
Kensington Wild forward Bennett MacArthur, 9, made no mistake firing the puck past Fredericton Caps goaltender Frederic Plourde for the first goal of Saturday night’s New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League game at Credit Union Centre. The Wild went on to win the contest 8-1. - Jason Simmonds

Kensington offence clicks vs. Fredericton

KENSINGTON – A five-point night by Colby MacArthur ignited the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Saturday night.

MacArthur scored twice and assisted on three others in leading the Wild to an 8-1 victory over the Fredericton Caps in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League contest at Credit Union Centre.
Fans were also treated to a glimpse of old-time hockey as players on the ice from both teams, excluding the goaltenders, were involved in an incident with 5:04 remaining in the third period. When all was said and done, each team was assessed two fighting majors, one game misconduct, one double game misconduct and one 10-minute misconduct while the Wild picked up an extra cross-checking minor.

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Jack Campbell (2-1) and Dixon MacLeod (1-2) each had three points while Keiran Gallant netted a brace. Bennett MacArthur scored the other goal for second-place Kensington, which improved to 22-5-1 (won-lost-overtime losses). Ryan Richards and Zac Arsenault each collected a pair of assists while single helpers went to Isaac Wilson and Matthew McQuaid.
Connor Doherty’s unassisted second-period tally accounted for Fredericton’s only goal.
The Wild built a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes, and held a 5-1 cushion at the end of 40 minutes.
Josh Smith earned the goaltending win with a solid 33-save effort.
The Wild is back in action on Friday in Moncton, N.B., against the first-place Flyers (23-3-1). The Flyers, who have one game-in-hand, hold a two-point lead over the Wild.
Kensington returns home to entertain the Bathurst, N.B.-based Northern Moose (1-25-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


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