Playing at home in Port Hood Oct. 21 and 22, the Cape Breton West (CBW) Major Midget Islanders split a pair of games versus Steele Subaru Major Midgets of Dartmouth.
Saturday evening, the Islanders scored three third-period goals to overcome a 3-2 Steele Subaru lead, from early in the period, to record a 5-3 victory.
Team and league scoring leader Stephen Fox scored twice in the win while also recording an assist.
Fellow veteran forward Calum MacPherson had the same stat line as Fox, while rookie Chase Ellis notched three assists in the win.
Defenseman Sean Stewart had the other Islanders’ goal while notching single assists in the contest were; Fearghus MacDonald, Neil MacLean, Liam MacKinnon, Jack Morris and Ben MacLellan.
Second-year goaltender Ewan MacDonald picked up the win by recording 30 saves.
The following day, Dartmouth rebounded to double the Islanders 8-4.
Dartmouth outscored CBW in each period and ended up with 40 shots in total against first-year Islanders’ netminder Ryan Miller.
Fox, once again, held the hot stick for CBW with a two-goal performance.
Matthew Raike had a goal and assist for the Islanders while MacPherson put home the other CBW goal.
Dell Welton recorded two assists in the contest while MacDonald, Morris, MacKinnon and Sam Grant provided one helper each.
The win and loss left CBW with a 9-4 record, and 18 points, as of Oct. 25, which is good for third place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League standings. They sit three points behind Steele Subaru and four behind league-leader, the Halifax McDonald’s.
The Islanders faced-off versus the McDonald’s, in Halifax, Oct. 28 (results unavailable at press time) and are back in the HRM this weekend with games in Cole Harbour (Nov. 4) and Halifax, at Scotiabank Place, Nov. 5.
It was a tough weekend for the Nova Major Bantam hockey team as they were shutout in back-to-back road games.
In Cole Harbour Oct. 21, the Novas were downed 2-0 by the Harbour Storm and the following day, at the Pictou County Wellness Centre, it was the Wear Well Bombers over the Novas, 7-0.
Kenzie MacPhail tended goal for the Novas versus the Storm, facing 37 shots, while Brandon Connors was in goal against the Bombers, where he had 33 shots fired his way.
The Novas played a pair of home-games over the Oct. 28-29 weekend; versus the Gulls and Dartmouth Whalers, respectively (results unavailable at press time), and are back on home ice, at the Antigonish Arena, this Saturday (Nov. 4) versus the Joneljim Cougars from Sydney. Puck drop is 5 p.m.
The following day, the Novas will be in Truro to square off versus the Bearcats. Puck-drop is 1 p.m.