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Team North splits opening games at Eastern Canada all-star challenge

Summerside Western Capitals.
Summerside Western Capitals. - Contributed

Squad has six Summerside Capitals players and two staff members

QUINTE WEST, ONT. – Team North is 1-1 after two games at the Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge in Quinte West, Ont.

They opened the tournament with a 1-0 victory over the Ontario junior league’s Hawerchuk squad before losing 3-0 to the Central Canadian league’s Robinson squad on Tuesday.

Coleton Perry, a Campbellton Tigers forward from North Bedeque, scored the unassisted goal for the winner in the opener. Andrew Rose made 25 saves for the shutout Monday while Francis Asselin took the loss in Game 2.

The team plays Quebec league’s Burrows team tonight at 8 p.m. Atlantic.

Team North’s roster includes six players (Kallum Muirhead, Brodie MacArthur, T.J. Shea, Cam Roberts, Brodie MacMillan and Noah Massie) from the Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals. Former Charlottetown Islanders forward Sam King, a Hampton, N.B., native who is playing for the Edmundston Blizzard, is also on the roster.

The staff includes Capitals head coach Billy McGuigan and head trainer and equipment manager John Blanchard.

Yarmouth Mariners goaltender Tyler Caseley of Kensington is playing for Team South, which lost 3-1 to the Ontario junior league’s Nieuwendyk Monday night. Caseley made 25 saves.

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