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Gallant, Visser lead Vipers to key win over Metros

['Kensington Vipers']
['Kensington Vipers']

Standings tightening up in IJHL

CHARLOTTETOWN – Campbell Gallant and Cameron Visser led the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers to an important win on Wednesday night.
Campbell had a goal and two assists while Visser registered a 36-save shutout as the Vipers posted a 3-0 road victory over the Sherwood-Parkdale A&S Scrap Metal Metros.
Kensington, which has won two of its last three games after dropping seven of eight – although three of those setbacks were in overtime – improved to 7-6-3 (won-lost-overtime losses).

Closing gap
The Vipers sit third in the Island Junior Hockey League standings, and are now two points back of the Metros (9-7-1) and three behind the first-place Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings (9-5-2). Kensington will face the Red Wings in a huge home-and-home series over the Christmas holidays, with the teams meeting at the Evangeline Recreation Centre on Boxing Day at 2 p.m., and at Community Gardens on Friday, Dec. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
At the Cody Banks Arena, Kyle Pinksen’s goal at 12:44 of the second period proved to be the winner. Nathan Sanderson made it 2-0 8:52 into the third period, and Gallant sealed the win with an empty-net goal at 18:13. Logan Vandervelden contributed two assists for Kensington.
Alex Kelly stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced for the Metros.

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