Pinksen scores OT winner
KENSINGTON – The Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers ended the Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings’ winning streak at 14 games on Sunday night.
Kyle Pinksen scored at 2:04 of overtime to give the Vipers a 3-2 decision over the visiting Red Wings at Credit Union Centre in Kensington. The Red Wings, who are 19-3-1 (won-lost-overtime losses), still hold a comfortable 13-point lead over the second-place Vipers (13-7-0) atop the Island Junior Hockey League standings.
CJ McCardle’s goal at 7:13 of the third period tied the game for the Vipers, after Spencer Groom had given the Red Wings a 2-1 lead at 2:09.
Pinksen and Western captain Chasse Gallant exchanged first-period goals, and the second period was scoreless.
Jonathan Arsenault (2), Jesse Jay, Parker Ronahan and Garrett Murray chipped in with assists for the Vipers.
Calvin McRae, Matt Thompson and Connor Morrissey assisted on the Red Wings’ goals.
Caleb Coyle turned in a strong performance in earning the goaltending win, stopping 46 of 48 shots, including 33 in the second and third periods. Luke Oliver was tested 36 times in Western’s net.