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VIDEO: Riverview Redmen down Glace Bay Panthers to win third-straight high school hockey league title

The Riverview Redmen celebrate after winning the Cape Breton High School Hockey League Highland region championship title on Thursday. The Redmen defeated the Glace Bay Panthers 6-1, sweeping the best-of-three series 2-0 at the Canada Games Complex.
The Riverview Redmen celebrate after winning the Cape Breton High School Hockey League Highland region championship title on Thursday. The Redmen defeated the Glace Bay Panthers 6-1, sweeping the best-of-three series 2-0 at the Canada Games Complex. - Jeremy Fraser

The Redmen also won titles in 2019 and 2018

SYDNEY, N.S. —

For the third-straight year, the Riverview Redmen are the Cape Breton High School Hockey League Highland region champions.

The Redmen defeated the Glace Bay Panthers 6-1 in Game 2 of the league championship series at the Canada Games Complex on the Cape Breton University campus on Thursday. With the win, Riverview takes the best-of-three series 2-0.

Six different goal scorers found the back of the net for the Redmen including Kendall MacQueen, Sam MacKinnon, Noah MacKinnon, A.J. Ley, Trevor Jennings and Chase Sampson.

Xavier Johnson had the lone goal for the Panthers.

Riverview’s Michael MacMullen made 22 saves. Glace Bay’s Colton Boutilier stopped 14 of 20 shots.

After a scoreless first period, Riverview jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second period with goals by MacQueen, MacKinnon and MacKinnon, before Johnson cut the Redmen lead to two with a goal for the Panthers.

A.J. Ley of the Riverview Redmen, right, shoots the puck over the head of Glace Bay Panthers netminder Colton Boutilier during Cape Breton High School Hockey League championship action at the Canada Games Complex on Thursday. Riverview won the game 6-1 and took the best-of-three series 2-0. JEREMY FRASER/CAPE BRETON POST
A.J. Ley of the Riverview Redmen, right, shoots the puck over the head of Glace Bay Panthers netminder Colton Boutilier during Cape Breton High School Hockey League championship action at the Canada Games Complex on Thursday. Riverview won the game 6-1 and took the best-of-three series 2-0. JEREMY FRASER/CAPE BRETON POST

 

Riverview would add three more goals in the third period coming off the sticks of Ley, Jennings and Sampson to secure the victory.

Jarrett Hicks of the Glace Bay Panthers, right, stands near Riverview Redmen goaltender Michael MacMullen, middle, and Owen Burke during Cape Breton High School Hockey League championship action at the Canada Games Complex on Thursday. Riverview won the game 6-1 and took the best-of-three series 2-0. JEREMY FRASER/CAPE BRETON POST
Jarrett Hicks of the Glace Bay Panthers, right, stands near Riverview Redmen goaltender Michael MacMullen, middle, and Owen Burke during Cape Breton High School Hockey League championship action at the Canada Games Complex on Thursday. Riverview won the game 6-1 and took the best-of-three series 2-0. JEREMY FRASER/CAPE BRETON POST

 

The Redmen advance to the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation provincial championship. The tournament will be hosted by Northumberland Regional High School, March 6-8.

The provincial schedule was not announced at press time.

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