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West Prince Regals goaltender Avery Arsenault makes a big save on a shot by Mid-Isle Matrix forward James Murphy during a game Friday. The Matrix led the game 2-1 at the second intermission, however the Regals scored the equalizer on a power play midway through the period before scoring the game-winner with 13 seconds left. Regals defender Calvin McRae is also in the picture.
The host Western Regals won a pair of games Friday to remain perfect and punch their ticket for the final game at the Bell Aliant Atlantic midget AAA hockey championship in Alberton.
The Regals (3-0) defeated the Saint John Warriors from New Brunswick 8-3 and the Mid-Isle Robert’s Petro Canada Matrix 3-2 in a rematch of the P.E.I. championship. Mid-Isle, which defeated the Bedford Blues from Nova Scotia 3-0 in the first game of the day, is 1-1 at the five-team tournament.
T.J. Shea (3-1), Brandon Williams (3-1), Curklan Fraser and Will Stewart scored for the Regals against the Warriors. Jason Gallant (3), Brendan Shea (2), Thomas Fraser, Brayden Arsenault, Jake Arsenault and Nathan Handrahan had assists.
Kristen Clements was the winning goaltender.
The Regals trailed 2-1 going to the third against the Matrix before Jeff Gaudet tied it on the power play and T.J. Shea won it with 13 seconds to play. Brandon Williams added a goal and an assist while Brendan Smith, Brett Aylward and Brendan Shea had helpers.
Cody Miller scored on a first period power play for the Matrix while James Murphy tallied shorthanded in the second. Brady Vandervelden, Jacob Stewart, Miller and Ben Keefe had assists.
Avery Arsenault had the win while Alex Smith took the loss.
The Matrix scored single goals in each period in the victory over the Blues. Murphy and Miller each had a goal and an assist while Spencer Francis added a goal and Keefe an assist. Sean MacPhee earned the shutout.
The Matrix plays the Warriors today at 11 a.m. and the St. John’s Marshalls at 4 p.m. The Regals play the Blues at 1:30 p.m.
The medal games are Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Alex Armstrong’s second goal of the game was the winner as the Spryfield Silver and Black Attack defeated the Tignish Perry’s Construction Aces 3-2 Friday at the Maritime Hockey North Junior C Hockey Championships.
The Aces are 1-3 at the five-team tournament in Liverpool, N.S.
They will play the Attack (3-0-1) today in a semifinal game at 4 p.m.
Against the Aces, the Attack led 2-0 after the first period. Tignish replied with two in the middle frame to send the game to the third period tied 2-2.
Alex Brennan and Troy Gallant scored for the Aces while Lucas Gaudet, Slade Handrahan, Brett Gallant and Jacob LeClair had assists.
Chase Dyment made 27 saves in the loss.
New Brunswick and Hockey North will play in the other semfinal at 7 p.m.
The championship is Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bantam AAA female
The host Kings County Kings lost 5-2 to Newfoundland and Labrador and 8-2 to New Brunswick Friday at the Atlantic bantam AAA female hockey championship in Montague.
The Central Storm lost 3-1 to Nova Scotia and 6-2 to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Storm plays New Brunswick today at 8 a.m. and the Kings at 2 p.m. Kings County also plays Nova Scotia at 10 a.m. The medal games are Sunday at 10 a.m. and noon.
The Summerside Capitals lost 9-7 to the host EDZA West team Friday to fall to 0-2 at the BellAliant Atlantic peewee AAA hockey championship in Fredericton.
They play Newfoundland and Labrador today at 9 a.m. and New Brunswick at 3:30 p.m.
The medal games are Sunday.