Red Wings edge Hurricanes in IJHL action
KENSINGTON — The Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers started defence of the Island Junior Hockey League championship on a winning note Sunday night.
Spencer Montgomery had two goals and an assist to lead the Vipers to a 5-3 victory over the Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons. The Vipers’ regular-season opener attracted 225 fans to Community Gardens.
Adam Wight (1-1), Spencer McAllister and Kyle Doucette also found the back of the net for Kensington, which received assists from Matt Stead (3), Ryan Kelly (2), Tanner McGuigan, Ty Price and Jeremy Jollimore.
Craig Dougan (2) and Lucas Matthews answered for the Falcons, who fell to 0-2 (won-lost) on the young season.
Josh Kirkpatrick (2), Connor Dillon and Josh Scott picked up assists.
The Vipers led 1-0 after the opening period, and extended that lead to 4-1 following 40 minutes.
Overall, the Vipers outshot the Falcons 42-25. Dylan McQuaid was the winning goaltender, and Zach Gallison was in goal for Sherwood.
Red Wings 2, Hurricanes 1
Matt Kelly’s power-play goal at 10:14 of the third period lifted the Evangeline Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings to a season-opening victory in the Island Junior Hockey League on Saturday night.
Kelly’s goal, which was set up by Willie Gaudet and Benjie Gaudet, snapped a 1-1 tie, and lifted the Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Holland College Hurricanes at Simmons Sport Centre in Charlottetown. The Hurricanes fell to 1-1 (won-lost).
Adam Gardner, assisted by Blake Ozon and Jonathan Richards, opened the scoring for the Hurricanes at 15:58 of the first period. But the Red Wings answered back with a power-play goal by Nathan Ellis at 17:14 to send the teams into the intermission tied 1-1. Kelly and Jeremy Balderston drew assists on Ellis’ tally.
The Hurricanes outshot the Red Wings 35-32. Chris Gallant recorded the victory over Matt Derry.
The Red Wings’ home opener at the Evangeline Recreation Centre is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, against the Montague Maniacs at 7 p.m.