Hockey

Both teams play two week­end games

Journal Pioneer - - SPORTS - JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER STAFF

It’s a big week­end for the top two teams in IJHL.

Sole pos­ses­sion of first place could be on the line at the Evan­ge­line Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

That’s when the Arse­nault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings will host the Kens­ing­ton Moase Plumb­ing and Heat­ing Vipers in a 2:15 p.m. start.

The two arch-ri­vals en­ter week­end play tied for first place in the Is­land Ju­nior Hockey League with 10 points each.

Kens­ing­ton is 5-1-0 (won-lostover­time losses) while the Red Wings are 5-2-0. How­ever, be­fore the al­waysan­tic­i­pated show­down on Sun­day, both the Vipers and Red Wings will play in­ter-lock­ing road games against New Brunswick Ju­nior Hockey League teams on Satur­day.

The Red Wings will visit the Monc­ton Vi­tos while the Vipers travel to Cocagne, N.B., to take on the Kent Koy­otes.

The Red Wings are ex­pect­ing a full team ef­fort again like they had in Sun­day’s 7-1 de­ci­sion at home over the Sher­wood-Park­dale

A&S Scrap Metal Met­ros (4-5-0).

A me­dia re­lease is­sued by the

Red Wings notes the team has been pleased with the play of for­ward Alex Mor­ris­sey as of late,

and he will be counted on to con­tinue con­tribut­ing to a bal­anced at­tack.

JA­SON SIM­MONDS/JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

Kens­ing­ton Vipers for­ward Parker Ron­a­han, 9, and the Western Red Wings’ Chan­dler Wood bat­tle for pos­ses­sion of the puck dur­ing an Is­land Ju­nior Hockey League game in Kens­ing­ton ear­lier this sea­son. Red Wings for­ward and cap­tain Chasse Gal­lant fol­lows the play. CHAR­LOT­TE­TOWN – Jeremy McKenna scored two goals for the Monc­ton Wild­cats in a 5-4 loss to the Char­lot­te­town Is­lan­ders in the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League on Thurs­day night.Daniel Hardie’s goal at 18:10 of the third pe­riod broke a 4-4 tie. McKenna, who was named the game’s sec­ond star, im­proved his point to­tal to 33 in 20 reg­u­lar-sea­son games. He has 13 goals and 20 as­sists.

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