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Western Capitals hit 20-win mark

Summerside Western Capitals forward Zach Thususka battles with the Campbellton Tigers’ Frederic Castonguay for position in front of goaltender Isaak Pelletier during Saturday’s Maritime Junior Hockey League game at Eastlink Arena. The Caps won the game 6-2 to extend their winning streak to 12 games.
Summerside Western Capitals forward Zach Thususka battles with the Campbellton Tigers’ Frederic Castonguay for position in front of goaltender Isaak Pelletier during Saturday’s Maritime Junior Hockey League game at Eastlink Arena. The Caps won the game 6-2 to extend their winning streak to 12 games. - Jason Simmonds

Summerside extends winning streak to 12 games

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

The Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals are the first Maritime Junior Hockey League team to hit the 20-win mark in the 2019-20 regular season.

The Capitals, who have won 12 straight games, did that on Saturday night, posting a 6-2 home-ice victory over the Campbellton Tigers to improve their league-leading record to 20-3-0 (won-lost-overtime losses).
Kallum Muirhead had a goal and three assists while linemate Brodie MacArthur scored twice and added a helper to pace the Caps offensively. Josh MacDonald (1-1), Colby MacArthur and Zach Biggar also scored for the Caps. Jacob Arsenault (2), Cam Roberts, Bennett MacArthur and Ed McNeill were credited with helpers.
Liam Best and Maxime Charest replied for the Tigers (10-9-2). Alexandre David and William Basque set up the goals.
The Caps led 1-0 after the first period and took a 4-2 lead into the second intermission.
Overall, the Caps held a 41-32 shots-on-goal advantage. Dominik Tmej earned the goaltending win over Isaak Pelletier.
The game’s three stars were:
1. Brodie MacArthur (Caps), 2. Kallum Muirhead (Caps), 3. Josh MacDonald (Caps).
The Caps’ next game is Thursday at Eastlink Arena against the Grand Falls Rapids (7-11-3).

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