Kensington ends regular season one point ahead of Saint John
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild is the regular-season champions of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League.
The standings were finalized on Friday night as the Fredericton Caps defeated the Saint John Vitos 5-4 in overtime in the final game of the regular season. That result left the second-place Vitos one point behind the Wild, who completed the regular season with six straight wins.
The Kyle Dunn-coached Kensington squad completed the 35-game schedule at 23-10-2 (won-lost-overtime losses-shootout losses) for 48 points, and Saint John had 47 points on the strength of a 23-11-1 record.
Wild sophomore forward Brodie MacArthur of Summerside is the league’s 2015-16 scoring champion. MacArthur accumulated 60 points – 20 goals and a league-high 40 assists – in 35 games and finished six points in front of teammate TJ Shea, who had 18 goals, 36 assists and 54 points.
Two other Wild players – Frank Fortin (24-17—41) and Kyle Pinksen (23-17—40) rounded out the top-six scorers. Fortin’s 24 goals were tops in the league.
The league does not operate a post-season as the teams will now compete provincially to determine the P.E.I. and New Brunswick representatives at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Wild and Charlottetown Islanders will meet in the best-of-seven provincial championship game. Game 1 is scheduled for Community Gardens in Kensington on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.