MONCTON, N.B. – P.E.I. teams went a combined 1-3 (won-lost) on the opening day of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League’s annual jamboree on Saturday.
The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild defeated the Northern Moose from Bathurst, N.B., 5-0, and lost 5-1 to the host Moncton Flyers. The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride dropped two decisions – 6-0 to the Saint John Vitos and 2-1 versus the Fredericton Caps.
Both teams play two more games Sunday. Kensington opens the regular season in Saint John on Friday, Sept. 14, and Charlottetown’s first game is in Fredericton on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Wild 5 Moose 0
Carson Wood’s three-goal effort paced the Wild attack while Landon Clow (1-1) and Kalib Snow added single markers. Jack Campbell (2), Alex Hutchinson, Matthew McQuaid, Ethan Reilly and Zach Biggar chipped in with assists.
The Wild held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.
Flyers 5 Wild 1
Four goals in a 4:28 stretch in the first period sent the Flyers to a 4-0 advantage after one period. The score remained that way until the third period, when the teams exchanged goals.
Owen Cole (1-1), Patrick LeBlanc (1-1), Cedric Bastarache, Yanic Duplessis and Alex Ferguson provided Moncton’s goals.
Snow, assisted by Reilly and Colin Goodwin, answered for the Wild.
Vitos 6 Pride 0
Chris Keyes scored twice and assisted on two others to lead the Vitos, who built period leads of 4-0 and 6-0.
Jacob Ouellette, Riley Bezeau, Dalton Dunn and Jack Dickie also scored for Saint John.
Caps 2 Pride 1
Connor Doherty and Cam Thomson provided Fredericton’s goals while John MacKinnon netted the lone Pride marker.
The first period was scoreless, and the Caps led 1-0 after the second.