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Wild defeats Moncton in overtime

Zach Biggar of Portage is in his first season with the Kensington Wild of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.
Zach Biggar of Portage is in his first season with the Kensington Wild of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League. - Jason Simmonds

Kensington picks up ninth straight victory in major midget league action

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. – Zach Biggar scored 2:37 into overtime Saturday to give the host Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild a 4-3 win over the Moncton Flyers in New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Major Midget Hockey League action.

The win moved the Wild (14-2-1) into a first-place tie with the Flyers (14-1-1), who have a game in hand. Moncton hosts the Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride (6-8-1) today at 2 p.m.

Bennett MacArthur scored twice while Ryan Richards added one for the Wild, who have won nine straight games. . Ethan Beaulieu had two assists while Biggar, Landon Clow, Colby MacArthur, Zac Arsenault and Dixon MacLeod each added one.

Charlottetown Islanders prospect Patrick LeBlanc had a power-play goal for Moncton while Alexis Dube and Dominic LeBlanc also scored. Alex Cormier, Cole Cormier, Cedric Bastarache, Yanic Duplessis and Alex Gallant each had an assist.

Chad Arsenault made 31 saves in the victory while Jacob LeBlanc stopped 25 shots in the loss.

Kensington held 2-1 and 3-2 period leads, but Dominic LeBlanc tied it midway through the third. Each team was 1-for-4 on the power play.

The Wild thumped the Pride 8-1 Friday in Kensington.

MacLeod and Simon Hughes each scored twice for Kensington, who built 3-0 and 7-0 period leads. Duncan Picketts and Colby MacArthur each had a goal and an assist. Lucas Parsons and Bennett MacArthur also scored.

Richards had two helpers while singles were credited to Beaulieu, Biggar, Isaac Wilson, Reid Peardon, Kalib Snow and Jack Campbell.

Reid Vos from Noah Griffin and Cole Larkin replied for Charlottetown with 2:22 left.

Josh Smith made 24 stops for the victory while Erik MacInnis allowed eight goals on 31 shots.

Each team was 0-for-5 on the power play.

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