MONCTON, N.B. – P.E.I.’s two entries split their two games on the final day of the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League’s pre-season jamboree on Sunday.
The Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild blanked the Saint John Vitos 5-0, and lost 3-1 to the Fredericton Caps to finish 2-2 (won-lost). Saturday, the Wild defeated the Northern Moose from Bathurst, N.B., 5-0, and fell 5-1 to the host Moncton Flyers.
The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Pride trimmed the Moose 9-0, and dropped a 4-1 decision to the Flyers on Day 2. Charlottetown lost 6-0 and 2-1 to Saint John and Fredericton on Saturday.
The Wild opens the 2018-19 regular season on the road against Saint John on Friday night. Charlottetown’s season-opening game is in Fredericton on Sunday.
Kensington’s home opener is against Northern on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m., and the Wild will provide the opposition for the Pride’s first home game on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Wild 5 Vitos 0
Rookie Lucas Parsons scored four goals, and sophomore Chad Arsenault provided shutout goaltending to lead the Wild. Jack Campbell also scored while assists went to Simon Hughes (3), Dixon MacLeod (2), Ethan Beaulieu, Zach Biggar and Duncan Picketts.
The Wild held period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.
Caps 3 Wild 1
Joshua Nadeau scored twice and Christian Sheen added a single to account for Fredericton’s scoring.
MacLeod set up Parsons with the Wild’s lone tally.
The Wild led 1-0 after the first period, but the Caps were ahead 2-1 after the second.
Pride 9 Moose 0
Aiden Williams and Nick Jamieson shared the shutout for the Pride.
Reid Vos, Noah Griffin and Max Chisholm all scored two goals, Cole McKeigan had a goal and two helpers while Nigel Morris and Will Morrison each chipped in with three assists to pace the Pride offensively. Keegan Mitchell and Cam MacLean added single goals. Other assists went to Dylan Matthews (2), Jake Squires (2), Seth Morris, Alex Graham and Cole Larkin.
After a scoreless opening period, the Pride led 3-0 after the second.
Flyers 4 Pride 1
Four different players – Alexis Dube (1-1), Jonathan Desrosiers, Patrick LeBlanc and Cedric Bastarache – found the back of the net for Moncton.
MacLean, assisted by Morris, answered for the Pride.
Moncton took a 3-1 lead into the final frame after a scoreless opening period.