Kensington Monaghan Farm Wild forward Cole Hackett watches his shot during Sunday's contest in Charlottetown.
CHARLOTTETOWN – It was a weekend of mixed results for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.
After dropping a 5-2 decision to the Saint John Vitos on Saturday night, the Wild rebounded for a 5-3 road win over the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday afternoon.
The two results leave the Wild with a 13-17-3. The Wild will close out the regular season with a home game against the Moncton Flyers on Saturday and an away game versus Saint John on Sunday.
The Wild and Islanders will then meet in a best-of-seven provincial championship series to determine P.E.I.’s representative at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship.
Wild 5 Islanders 3
At MacLauchlan Arena on the UPEI campus, Sam Jay (1-2), Michael Evoy (1-1), Abel Arsenault, Bailey Webster and Campbell Gallant scored for the Wild. Cole Hackett, Kyle Pinksen, Spencer Sherren and Parker Ronahan added single assists.
Johnathon Larter (1-2), Hunter MacIntyre (1-1) and Jonathan Arsenault replied for the Islanders (6-22-4). Nick Bouchey and Connor MacEachern assisted.
The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, and the Wild took a 4-1 cushion into the dressing room after 40 minutes.
Overall, the Wild outshot the Islanders 35-21. Winning goaltender was Bradley Shea, and Sam Walsh was the goaltender of record for the Islanders.
Referee TJ Courtney called seven minors and three double minors for head contact against the Wild. The Islanders received four minors, three double minor for head contact and one 10-minute misconduct.
Vitos 5 Wild 2
Before an estimated 350 fans at Community Gardens, the Vitos struck for three unanswered third-period goals. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, and 2-2 following 40 minutes.
Will Kelly’s goal with 13:57 remaining in the third period proved to be the game-winner. Tyler Copeland (2), Will Kelly, Jean-Michel LeBlanc and Logan Saunders scored for the Vitos (23-8-1), who are tied for first place with the Moncton Flyers (13-9-1).
Jay and Kyle found the back of the net for Kensington, which received assists from
Gallant, Evoy, Hackett and Max Morrison.
Winning goaltender was Krystian Matthews, and Cameron Visser took the loss. Visser was the busier of the two as the Vitos outshot the Wild 53-33.
Each team received five minor penalties.