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Moncton Vitos’ win over Sackville Blazers creates three-way tie at Don Johnson Memorial Cup

The Don Johnson Memorial Cup Junior 'B' Championship started Wednesday on Prince Edward Island.
The Don Johnson Memorial Cup Junior 'B' Championship started Wednesday on Prince Edward Island. - Contributed

Host Kensington Vipers meet Nova Scotia champions in huge game Thursday night

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. —

The standings just got a lot tighter at the 2019 Don Johnson Memorial Cup.

New Brunswick’s Moncton Vitos, behind Jamel Nelson’s 39-save shutout, topped the Sackville Blazers from Nova Scotia 2-0 in an early-afternoon game Thursday that left both teams, along with the host Kensington Vipers, with identical records of 1-1 (won-lost).
The Vipers and Blazers meet in a huge game at Credit Union Centre in Kensington that features huge playoff implications on Thursday at 8 p.m.
The top four teams advance to Saturday’s semifinal games at 3 and 7 p.m. The championship game of the five-team tournament is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.
Remi Theriault’s unassisted power-play goal with 12:01 left in the second period was all the offence Nelson would require. Brock McEwen added an insurance goal with 1:53 remaining in the third period.
Sackville goaltender Justin Sumarah turned aside 32 of 34 shots.
Two minor penalties were called against the Blazers while Moncton received one minor.

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