CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Home ice was a harsh place for the Island Junior Hockey League squads on Sunday as the Moncton Vito’s downed the Eastern Maniacs 5-2 and Cap-Pele Predators got past the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers in interlocking play with the New Brunswick Junior League.
Kensington fell to 11-13-4, while Eastern dropped to 6-20-1.
Vito’s 5, Maniacs 2
In Souris, the Vito’s scored twice in the first and second periods and salted away the win.
Philippe-Alexis Vachon (1-1), Maxime Saulnier (1-1), Jeremy Leblanc, Pat Landry and Joseph Theriault had the goals for Mooncton while multi-assist games went to Samuel Ingersoll (3) and Louis-Joseph Vachon (2).
Blake Jamieson and Cole Jenkins netted Eastern’s goals.
Julien Landry earned the goaltending win over Noah Laybolt.
Moncton led 2-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission. The teams finished tied 30-30 in shots. Eastern tallied the game’s lone power-play goal.
Predators 5, Vipers 4
Cap-Pele built a 5-0 lead 11:20 into the second period before the Vipers caught fire and nearly stole the win in Kensington.
Alexi Guitard (2-1), Kyle Furze, Chad Leblanc and Kevin McGraw helped the Preds out to the five-goal edge, but Nick Bouchay, Parker Ronahan and Jesse Jay cut that lead to 5-3 after two periods.
In the third frame, Riley Gallant (1-1) made things close at 5-4, but the Vipers couldn’t get the equalizer on Cap-Pele winning goalie Mathieu Landry, who saw stopped 32-of-36 shots in the win.
Garrett Murray chipped in two assists for the Vipers, while Cap-Pele’s Marcel Newcomb (3) and Cristian Gregan (2) each had multi-assist games.
Cap-Pele outshot Kensington 39-36 and netted the game’s only power-play goal.