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Eastern Express becomes first P.E.I. team to play in East Coast Ice Jam bantam final

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Knights eliminated by Halifax Macs in semifinals


The Eastern Express is the last P.E.I. team standing at the 2020 Chronicle Herald East Coast Ice Jam hockey tournament in Bedford, N.S.
The Express became the first-ever P.E.I. bantam team to advance to the tournament's championship game. They will be opposed by the defending-champion Moncton Hawks on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. The game, which will be played in Rink C, can be viewed at
The Express, who play out of the Pownal Sports Centre, edged the Sackville/East Hants Rangers 3-2 in a semifinal game Sunday morning.
Eastern, after losing its opening game 7-2 to The Novas on Wednesday, entered the championship game having won five straight games
Saturday, the Express outscored the Gulls 11-7 in the Round of 16 and got by the Fredericton Blues 3-2 in overtime in the quarter-finals.

Knights eliminated
Also Sunday morning, the Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Knights saw their run in the Major Midget Division end in the semifinals with a 9-1 loss to the defending Atlantic champions, Halifax Macs. The Macs met Steele Subaru from Dartmouth, N.S., in the final.
Saturday, the Knights edged King’s-Edgehill 4-3 in the Round of 16 and then pulled out a 5-4 overtime win over the Northern Moose in the quarter-finals.
Overall, the Knights completed play 4-1-1 (won-lost-tied).
P.E.I.’s other major midget team, Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild, lost 4-3 to the South Shore Lumberjacks on Friday evening to finish 0-2-0-1 (won-lost-tied-overtime losses). Kensington did not qualify for the playoffs.

Express 3 Rangers 2
Caleb MacDonald’s power-play goal with 13:04 remaining in the second period gave the Express a 3-0 lead and it held up as the game-winner. Harry Clements (1-1) and Evan Nicholson also scored for the Express, who held period leads of 2-0 and 3-2.
Tanton Wooldridge earned the goaltending win.

Macs 9 Knights 1
The Macs took control early and led 5-0 after the first and second periods.
Gabe Hartlen netted the Knights’ lone goal.

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