Provincial major midget hockey: Maple Leafs beat Privateers again as part of a busy weekend at Whitbourne

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Andrew Paul had a goal and two assists as the St. John's Maple Leafs doubled up on the St. John's Privateers 6-3 in provincial major midget hockey play Saturday at  Whitbourne Stadium.

It was the fifth meeting between the Maple Leafs (10-5) and Privateers (5-11-1) so far this season, with the Leafs victorious each time.

Blake Fudge, Riley Baggs, Dylan McKenzie, Coady Barron and Dylan Guy also scored for the winners.

Blake Dalton, with two, and Cameron Dunn had goals for the Privateers, who were outshot 43-20, including 25-5 in the second period.

All five of the league's teams are competing in regular-season games — 10 games in total — this weekend in Whitbourne.

The Privateers lost twice on Saturday as they were edged 6-5 later in the day by the Tri-Pen Osprey.

Lyndon Thorne scored twice for the Osprey (6-8-1), who also got goal contributions from Conal McNamara, Spencer Northcott, Andrew Churchill and Nathaniel Duffett. 

Brett Vokey had a hat trick and Jesse Sutton added two goals for the Privateers. Vokey and Sutton had power-play markers 20 seconds apart with less than three minutes left in third period to move within one goal of Tri-Pen, but could not manage a tying tally before time expired.

The result continued what so far has been a frustrating Whitbourne weekend for the Privateers, who also fell 8-2 to the Western Kings on Friday.

The Kings (7-6-2) got goals from eight different players — Nathan Ellsworth, Ryan Gillam, Jordan King, Jordan Richards, Brady Griffin-Hefford, Shannon Morres, Lucas McKay and Dylan Scevior. King also chipped in with four assists.

Brady Connors and Dalton scored for the Privateers.

Also Friday at Whitbourne, the Leafs won twice, downing Western 4-1 and edging the league-leading Central IcePak 4-3 in overtime.

In the latter game. Tyler Hennessy scored twice, including the overtime winner, while Baggs and Nick Roberts also scored.

Adam Dawe, with two, and Josh Fitzgerald had the markers for Central (11-2-2).

Against the Kings, Coady Barron, Andrew Barron, Bobby Upshall and Paul scored for the Maple Leafs. Western got its lone goal from Brandon Anstey.

Western split its games Saturday, losing 5-3 to Central and beating Tri-Pen by the same score. On Friday, Central doubled Tri-Pen 4-2. Scoring details were unavailable for these three games.

This morning at Whitbourne, the Privateers take on the the Central IcePak in a contest with a 9 a.m. start time, to be followed by an 11 a.m. matchup between the Osprey and Leafs.


Friday Results

Central 4, Tri-Pen 2

St. John's Maple Leafs 4, Western 1

St. John's Maple Leafs 4, Central 3 (OT)

Western 8, St. John's Privateers 2


Saturday Results

St. John's Maple Leafs 6, St. John's Privateers 3

Western 5, Tri-Pen 3

Tri-Pen 6, St. John's Privateers 5

Central 5, Western 3



St. John's Privateers vs Central, 9 a.m.

Tri-Pen vs St. John's Maple Leafs, 11 a.m.



Organizations: Maple Leafs, Tri-Pen Osprey 6, Kings

Geographic location: Whitbourne, St. John's

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