Both teams play two weekend games
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.
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.