Atlantic hockey championships: Kings split opening games

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Kensington Wild major midgets fall to 0-3; Charlottetown Abbies drop pair of games at bantam tourney

The Kings County Kings are 1-1 after the first day of action at the Atlantic midget female hockey championship in Deer Lake, N.L.

The Kings opened the tournament Friday with a 4-1 loss to the Moncton Rockets before bouncing back for a 5-1 win against the host Western Warriors team.

The Kings return to action today to play the Pro Cresting Penguins from Nova Scotia at 8 a.m. and the Central Icepak from Newfoundland and Labrador at 1 p.m.

The bronze medal game is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and the championship game at 11 a.m.

Major midget

The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild lost 5-1 to the Saint John Vito’s Friday at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship in New Glasgow, N.S.

They are 0-3 heading into today’s final day of preliminary round play.

Friday’s game was tied 1-1 after the first period while the Vito’s scored three in the second to take a 4-1 lead to the final frame.

Colton Chaisson scored on a power play with assists to Michael Evoy and Parker Ronahan.

Alex Smith was losing goaltender.

The Wild plays Newfoundland’s Central IcePak today at 9 a.m. and the awards banquet is at 7:30 p.m.

The gold medal game is Sunday at 1 p.m.

Bantam AAA

The Charlottetown Abbies lost 8-2 to Newfoundland and Labrador and 10-1 to Nova Scotia at the Irving Oil Challenge Cup bantam AAA hockey tournament in Mount Pearl, N.L.

Robert Howatt was the Abbies player of the game against Newfoundland and Labrador while Ava Boutilier was the game star against Nova Scotia.

The Abbies (0-3) play the host team from Mount Pearl today at noon.

The bronze medal game is Sunday at 9 a.m. with the championship final at 11:30 a.m.

Organizations: Kings County Kings, Irving Oil

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown Deer Lake Mount Pearl New Glasgow

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