Big weekend for Warriors

Prince County major bantam AAA team sweeps game to move up in standings

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Published on January 8, 2017

Chandler DesRoches recorded five points – three goals and two assists – in leading the Prince County Warriors to an 8-3 win over the Central Attack in P.E.I. Major Bantam AAA Hockey League play in Charlottetown on Saturday night.

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O’LEARY – It was a big weekend for the Prince County Warriors.

The Warriors recorded back-to-back wins to move into third place in the four-team P.E.I. Major Bantam AAA Hockey League. The Warriors, behind an outstanding performance from goaltender Chad Arsenault, shut out the league-leading Eastern Express 5-0 on Friday night, and then topped the Charlottetown-based Central Attack 8-3 on Saturday.
The two wins upped the Warriors’ record to 3-13-2 (won-lost-tied), two points up on the Attack (2-14-2).

DesRoches leads way
At Simmons Sport Centre in Charlottetown, Chandler DesRoches netted three goals and assisted on two others for a five-point effort to spark the Warriors.
Austin Callaghan (1-2), Kalib Snow (1-1), Connor Keough (1-1), Austin Arsenault (1-1) and Parker Gallant rounded out the scoring. Zach Biggar, Ben Cooke and Kennedy Gallant drew helpers.
Devon Howatt and Owen Stewart countered for the Attack.

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The Warriors built period leads of 5-1 and 8-2.
Aiden Williams registered the goaltending win.
The Attack was assessed five minor penalties and two double minors. The Warriors picked up two minors and one double minor.
The O’Leary-based Warriors are at the IceJam tournament in Halifax, N.S., next week, so the team’s next home game is not until Friday, Jan. 20, when the Attack visits O’Leary.