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Charlottetown strikes for three unanswered third-period goals
The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride made a move in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League standings on Saturday night.
The Pride scored three unanswered third-period goals to defeat the Saint John Vitos 6-4 at MacLauchlan Arena. Charlottetown, which is 15-12-1 (won-lost-overtime losses), moved one point ahead of the Vitos (14-11-2) into third place.
Declan MacEachern had two goals and an assist to lead the Pride. Max Chisholm (1-1), Alex Graham (1-1), Reid Vos and Sam MacNeill also dented the twine. Hunter Bradley contributed three assists while single helpers came off the sticks of Seth Morris, Ed McNeill, Jacob Squires, Bradley Campbell and Nick Reeves.
Connor Richard (1-1), Adam Bowness (1-1), Jake Kyle and Riley Bezeau answered for Saint John.
The Pride led 1-0 after the first 20 minutes, but the Vitos took a 4-3 advantage into the second intermission.
Erik MacInnis turned aside 30 of 34 shots in picking up the goaltending win. Nicholas Sheehan allowed five goals on 27 shots in the Saint John. The Pride’s sixth goal was scored into an empty net.
The Pride’s next game is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, against the first-place Moncton Flyers (23-3-1). That game will be played in Montague at 1 p.m.