Cape Bre­ton teams fare well at Ice Jam

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

BED­FORD — A pair of Cape Bre­ton teams fell just short of mak­ing the cham­pi­onship games in their re­spec­tive di­vi­sions at the 2018 Chron­i­cle Her­ald East Coast Ice Jam that was held over the week­end in Bed­ford.

The Cape Bre­ton West Is­lan­ders made it to the semi­fi­nals of the 21team elite ma­jor midget divi­sion of the tour­na­ment that fea­tured teams from across At­lantic Canada be­fore los­ing 4-1 to P.E.I.’s Kens­ing­ton Mon­aghan Farms Wild. The Is­lan­ders were just 1-2 in the round robin por­tion of the tour­na­ment but knocked off the top-seeded Char­lot­te­town Pride 7-6 in a shootout in the round of 16. They then de­feated the St. John’s Maple Leafs 6-2 to ad­vance to the fi­nal four. The Cape Bre­ton Union­ized Trades­men, who went 2-1 in the round robin, lost 9-1 to the Rothe­say Nether­wood River­hawks in the round of 16. The Monc­ton Fly­ers went on to win the ma­jor midget divi­sion with a 1-0 over­time win over the Kens­ing­ton Wild. Mean­while, in the 27-team ma­jor ban­tam divi­sion, the North Syd­ney­based Joneljim Cougars reached the semi­fi­nals after a 5-2 win over the Cen­tral At­tack and a 4-1 vic­tory over the Ken­nebe­ca­sis Val­ley Kings. How­ever, the Cougars were de­nied a place in the cham­pi­onship game after a 4-1 loss to New Brunswick’s North­west Bulls. The Monc­ton Hawks de­feated the Bulls 2-1 in the fi­nal.

Ryan Kid­ney, the 15-year-old brother of Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gle for­ward Liam Kid­ney, was named to the ma­jor midget divi­sion’s first all-star team.

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