Early lead keys Montague victory in IJHL action

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The Montague Maniacs jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and then held on to edge the Holland College Hurricanes 5-4 on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes hosted the Island Junior Hockey League game at Simmons Sport Centre.

Damon MacDonald (2-1), Stewart Branstrom (2) and Matt Myers (1-2) scored for the Maniacs, who improved to 18-6-1. Alex Gallant (3), Matt Cox (2), Sam Hughes and Matt Higgins picked up assists.

Nick MacDonald scored a hat trick and Patrick Cummiskey (1-2) accounted for Holland College’s goals. Adam Gardner (2), Eric Locke (2), Jonathan Richards and Will Connolly earned helpers.

The Maniacs, who held period leads of 2-0 and 3-2, built a 5-2 third-period lead before the Hurricanes answered with two late goals.

Geoff Gaudet registered the goaltending win.

In league action Sunday, the Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings visit the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers at Community Gardens. The puck will drop at 7 p.m.

Organizations: Holland College, Island Junior Hockey League, Fish Mart Western Red Wings

Geographic location: Community Gardens

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