Buchanan’s five points sparks 10-goal outburst
The Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers started and finished strong on Tuesday night
The Vipers jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Moncton Vitos before the nine-minute mark of the first period, scored once in the middle frame and lit the lamp five times in the final 20 minutes en route to unleashing a 57-shot attack in a 10-1 victory in an interlocking game with the New Brunswick Junior Hockey League. The second-place Vipers improved to 19-8-0 (won-lost-overtime losses) in the Island Junior Hockey League.
At Credit Union Centre in Kensington, Keegan Buchanan’s five-point effort – three goals and two assists – sparked the Vipers’ attack. Logan Vandervelden (2-1), Riley Gallant (1-2), CJ McCardle (1-1), Kyle Pinksen (1-1), Riley Smith (1-1) and Jonathan Arsenault (1-1) rounded out Kensington’s scoring. Morgan Darbyson (2), Dylan Wheatley (2), Blake Gallant and Noah Stewart had other assists.
Brock McEwen scored Moncton’s lone goal.
The period scores were 4-0 and 5-1.
Cameron Visser stopped 44 of 45 shots in recording the goaltending win.