O’LEARY – The Central Attack and Eastern Express posted opening-day victories in the P.E.I. Major Bantam AAA Hockey League on Sunday.
The Attack blanked the Prince County Warriors 6-0, and the Express edged the Mid-Isle Matrix 4-3.
League action resumes on Thursday as the Warriors visit the Express at the Pownal Sports Centre in a 7:30 p.m. start.
Attack 6 Warriors 0
At the O’Leary Community Sports Centre, Cam Squires (2-1), Max Sentner (2), Daimyan Boyle and Colby Huggan found the back of the net for the Charlottetown-based Attack. Kal White added a pair of assists.
The Warriors built period leads of 2-0 and 6-0.
Jack Howatt recorded the shutout, and Keifer Thompson handled the goaltending duties for the host Warriors.
Express 4 Matrix 3
At the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud, Josh Burgess (2-1), Connor MacFadyen (1-1) and Reese McIsaac handled the scoring for Eastern, which received a pair of helpers from Holden Bradley and Avery Brown.
Angus Beaton, Myles Grant and Spencer Toole countered for Mid-Isle in the close game that was tied 1-1 after the first period and 2-2 at the end of two.
Goaltenders were Ethan Smith (Express) and Noah Visser (Matrix).