Wild defeat second-place Flyers on Pinksen's goal

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Kyle Pinksen’s goal at 8:29 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie, and proved to be the game-winner for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Saturday night.

Sam Jay netted an empty-net goal in the game’s final minute to secure a 3-1 victory for the Wild over the Moncton Flyers in New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Major Midget Hockey League action at Community Gardens.

Campbell Gallant also scored for the Wild, who got back on the winning track after back-to-back losses to the fifth-place Fredericton Canadiens while improving to 10-12-2. Parker Ronahan (2), Cole Hackett, Michael Evoy and Max Morrison chipped in with assists.

Liam Conrad was the lone scorer for Moncton, which took a 17-7-0 resumé into Sunday’s game against Fredericton.

The Wild led 1-0 after the opening period, and the teams were tied 1-1 following 40 minutes of action.

Cameron Visser turned in a 45-save performance to backstop the Wild to the victory. Moncton goaltender Maxim Landry faced 23 shots.

The Wild’s next game is not listed until Saturday, Jan. 18, when they pay a return visit to Moncton. Kensington’s next home game at Community Gardens is against Fredericton on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m.

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