TIGNISH – The Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings will play in Tignish on Saturday after all.
The Red Wings were originally scheduled to host the Cap-Pelé Predators in an interlocking game with the New Brunswick Junior Hockey League, but that game had to be postponed due to Cap-Pelé players writing exams at the Université de Moncton.
However, it was announced on Thursday morning that the Red Wings will in fact play at the Tignish Credit Union Arena on Saturday night. The Abram-Village-based Western team will face the Eastern Maniacs from Souris in an Island Junior Hockey League make-up contest that will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Red Wings’ roster features a strong core of players from the Tignish area, including Isaac Knox, Connor Morrissey, Alex Morrissey, Calvin McRae, Silas Handrahan and Cole Hackett.
The red-hot Red Wings have won seven straight games to take over sole possession of first place. The Red Wings are 9-5-2 (won-lost-overtime losses), and hold a one-point lead over the second-place Sherwood-Parkdale Metros (9-5-2), and are three in front of arch-rival Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers (7-6-3).
The Maniacs are fourth in the four-team league at 3-9-1.