Maniacs closing in on first-place Vipers
Matt Derry is now in the history books for the Holland College Hurricanes.
Derry recorded the franchise's first-ever shutout since Holland College joined the Island Junior Hockey League in 2010. Derry’s history-making performance came in a 5-0 win over the Sherwood Falcons at Simmons Sport Centre on Saturday night.
Patrick Cummiskey scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Hurricanes, who improved to 5-17-3. Mark MacMillan netted the other two Holland College goals and assisted on another while Eric Locke (3), Andrew Skinner (2), Jordan Gallant (2) and Jonny Richards chipped in with assists.
The Hurricanes were out in front 1-0 after the first period, and increased that margin to 4-0 following 40 minutes.
Kody MacDonald and Daniel Nicholson shared the goaltending duties for the Falcons (10-12-4).
Maniacs 6, Red Wings 1
ABRAM-VILLAGE – The Montague Maniacs have closed to within three points of the league-leading Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers.
The Maniacs trimmed the Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings 6-1 at the Evangeline Recreation Centre on Saturday night. The win improved the Maniacs’ record to 19-6-1 for 39 points in 26 games. The Vipers, who did not play over the weekend, are 21-4-0 for 42 points in 25 games.
Matt Myers and Matt Higgins each had two goals and two assists to lead the Maniacs against the Red Wings. Tyler Rose and Alex Gallant added single tallies while other helpers went to Stephen Gould (2) and Luke Collins.
Cleve McNeill, Tayler Smith and Jeremy Balderston replied for the Red Wings (9-15-2), who failed to narrow the four-point gap on the third-place Sherwood A&S Scrap Metal Falcons (10-12-4). Ryan McNeill, Robbie Fraser and Tyson Phillips picked up single assists.
The Maniacs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one period, and took a 6-1 cushion into the second intermission.
The Maniacs outshot the Red Wings 58-46. Tyler Whiffin was the winning goaltender, and Chris Gallant took the loss.