Wild forward leading major midget league in scoring
KENSINGTON – Brodie MacArthur is going to experience what it is like to play in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
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Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild forward Brodie MacArthur,12, in action against the Saint John Vitos in a New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League game at Community Gardens in Kensington earlier this season.
The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild forward and assistant captain has been called up by the Moncton Wildcats for Monday night’s game in Halifax, Wednesday’s contest in Charlottetown and possibly a New Year’s Eve contest in Moncton.
MacArthur, who is in second season with the Wild, leads the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League in points – 44 – and assists – 32. The 16-year-old son of Rodney and Kim MacArthur of Summerside has recorded at least a point in 21 of the Wild’s 22 regular-season games.
MacArthur also registered a tournament-leading nine points in three round-robin games at the Monctonian AAA Challenge in Moncton, N.B., in November, and recorded nine more points in three playoff games as the Wild finished runners-up.
The Wildcats drafted MacArthur in the 13th round, 234th overall, in the 2015 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Entry Draft.
MacArthur was also a first-round pick, 10th overall, of his hometown Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals in June’s MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) draft.
MacArthur had a strong training camp with the Caps, leading the team with eight points – four goals and four assists – in six pre-season games before deciding to return to the Wild.
The Wild’s next game is on the road New Year’s Day against the first-place Saint John Vitos, who are 18-4-0 (won-lost-overtime losses). The Wild (15-6-1), who trails Saint John by five points, returns home to Community Gardens to host the third-place Moncton Flyers (11-9-2) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.