IN BRIEF: Panthers win, Knights lose, senior hockey schedule resumes in Tignish
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Panthers deserve a much-needed win
The UPEI Panthers earned a much-needed win at the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Men’s Ice Hockey Conference on February 1st.
Zac Beauregard (1-1), Kyle Maksimovich, Drake Pilon, Daylon Groulx and TJ Shea scored for the Panthers in a 5-1 away win over the Dalhousie Tigers.
The win moved UPEI, who is 16-9-1-1 (won-lost-overtime-loss-shootout-loss), into second place with the Saint Mary’s Huskies (17-9-0-0).
The Panthers, who went into the game against Dalhousie after losing five of their last six games, host the St. Francis Xavier X-Men (12-13-1-0) at the MacLauchlan on February 3 at 7:30 p.m arena
In front of 139 fans at the Halifax Forum, Shaun Miller spoiled Panthers goalie Jonah Capriotti’s shutout bid at 8:24 of the third period.
The Panthers built period leads of 2-0 and 3-0.
Flyers finish strong against Knights
The Gastmoncton Flyers scored four unanswered goals in the third half to defeat the Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Knights 5-1 on February 1 in a New Brunswick/PEI Major Under-18 Hockey League game at MacLauchlan Arena.
Cooper Cormier (2), Olivier O’Brien, Joseph Finnigan and Nathan Weber scored for the Flyers (17-8-2-1).
Dawson Sharkey answered for the Knights (21-6-1-2).
The teams played a goalless first period and went into the second break tied 1-1.
Hudson Bradley deflected 18 of 22 shots for the Knights – Moncton smashed his fifth goal into an empty goal.
The Knights host the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild (10-16-2-1) at the Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris on February 3 at 7:45 p.m
The Knights are coming off a tough game tonight with a 5-1 win over the Flyers.
Don’t forget our next game is next Friday in Souris at the Eastern Kings Sportplex against the Kensington Wild. Puck drop is at 8:00 a.m.
— Charlottetown Bulk Carrier Knights (@chtownknights) February 2, 2023
Aces, Granites back on hold February 4th
The Tignish Aces host the Kensington Granites in a West Prince Senior Hockey League game on February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tignish Credit Union Arena
In the lonely encounter between the long-time rivals this season, the Granites scored a late goal in the dying seconds to level the game and won in overtime.
The Aces, overcoming penalties and shorthanded situations, earned a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over Wellington on January 29 after falling 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Tignish and the Flyers sit first with five points while the Granites, who have two games in hand on both teams, have three points.
The Aces-Flyers game drew a sell-out crowd in Tignish and another large gathering is expected. The last four league games have been decided by a goal.
Alex Morrissey and Brandon Leard return in Tignish’s lineup.
Jason Simmonds is Sports Editor at the SaltWire Network in Prince Edward Island. He can be reached by email at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @JpsportsJason.