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Junior, major midget and senior results from the weekend

Bradley Connors (22) of the St. John’s Privateers celebrates his goal against Central Ice Pack goaltender Curtis Barrett (bottom left) during their provincial AAA midget hockey game at the Lions Club Goulds Arena on Saturday evening. The Privateers’ Isaac Trask (top left) gets ready to congratulate Connors on the goal. The Privateers won 5-1, but the IcePak bounced back for a victory by the same score on Sunday.

St. John’s Junior league

Pinksen leads Flyers over Celtics

Justin Pinksen scored twice, earning Jungle Jim’s player of the game honours, as the Trinity-Placentia I.J. Smith & Son Flyers defeated the BK Services Celtics 6-4 in Penny Kia St. John’s Junior Hockey League action Sunday.

At the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, Cody Barrett, Ryan Whitten, Adam Green, and Dylan Cook added singles and Colin Jackson picked up three assists.

Chris Blackwood, Reid Connors, Stephen Brown and Kory Water replied for Celtics whose Luke McKay was his side’s player of the game.

Spencer Holloway  was the winning goaltender, while Ben Elliot took the loss.

Shots were 35-33 in favour of the winners.

Avalon 8, Southern Shore 1 (Saturday)

At Goulds Arena, home team player of the game Bobby Squires netted a hat trick as the Roebothan McKay Marshall Capitals pounded the C&W Offshore Breakers 8-1.

Frank Brown, Kristian Husk, Mike Cole, Mike Collins and Alex Powell tallied singles and Zack Mitchell made 28 saves.

Visiting player of the game Adam Walsh had the only goal for the Shore whose Josh Carey and Alex Campbell shared netminding duties.

St. John’s 3, C.B.R. 2 (Saturday)

At Twin Rinks, Lee Gulliver’s short-handed third-period marker was the winner as the Hickman Automotive Group Caps handed the Assante Wealth Management Renegades a loss.

Patrick Power and Ryan Hawco also scored for the winners and home player of the game Scott Bray turned aside 36 of 38 shots.

Jon Ralph scored his league-leading 11th and 12th goals of the season. John MacDonald had 38 saves in the loss and was named his team’s player of the game.

St. John’s 8, C.B.N. 3 (Friday)

At the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts, visiting player of the game Joey Trenholme recorded a hat trick and added two assists to lead the Caps to a win over the Moorfrost Stars.

Josh Hawco, Ryan Hawco, Justin Walsh, Zac Cooper and Garrett Murphy added singles with the latter picking up three helpers for a four-point night. Coady Edwards earned the win between the pipes.

Cody Batten, Josh Hickey and Allen Dawe replied for the Stars whose Conor Thompson took the loss. Adam Oates was the home team’s player of the game.

In another game at the Southern Shore Arena in Mobile, the host Breakers downed the Mount Pearl Marks Dakota Wild 4-1. Game details were not available.


Team    GP     W     L     T     SL    Pts

St. John's     9     8     1     0     0    16

Avalon     7     7     0     0     0    14

C.B.R.     8     4     4     0     0    8

C.B.N.    5     3     2     0     0    6

Mount Pearl    5     2     2     0     1    5

Southern Shore    6     2     4     0     0    4

Trinity-Placentia     5     0     5     0     0     0

Celtics    7     0     7     0     0    0

Scoring leaders

Player, Team     GP    G    A    Pts

Jonathon Ralph , CBR    7    12    6    18

Michael Cole, Avalon     7    7    7    14

Garrett Murphy , SJ    9    7    7    14

Alex Powell, Avalon    6    3    10    13

Ryan Hawco, SJ    8    7    6    13

Trevor Forward, CBR    8    3    10    13

Brandon O'Neill,  CBR    8    7    4    11

Bobby Squires,  Avalon    7    4    6    10

Andrew Marshall, Avalon    7    5    5    10

Kyle Aucoin, MP    5    5    4    9

Provincial major midget league

Everybody came away

with something in weekend play

All four teams which saw action in the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget League over the weekend came away with a win and a loss.

The Central IcePak skated to a 5-1 win over the St. John’s Privateers Sunday morning after dropping their first of the season Saturday night as the Privateers

won 5-1.

Meanwhile in Corner Brook, the Western Kings downed the St. John’s Maple Leafs 5-1 after losing 4-3 in overtime to the Leafs on Saturday night.

Privateers vs. IcePak

At Goulds Arena Sunday, Michael Mason, Jordan Maher, Jordan Freake, Mitchell Lewis and Graham Oldford scored for Central. Jesse Sutton tallied for St. John's.

Noah Weir stopped 27 shots to get the win, while Privateers goalie Chris Smith made 24 in the loss.

On Saturday, Blake Dalton scored twice while Cameron Dunn, Sutton and Bradley Connors added singles. Maher replied for Central.

AJ Rooney made 27 saves for the win, while Curtis Barrett stopped 20 shots, taking the loss.

Kings vs. Maple Leafs

At the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook on Sunday morning, Jordan Richards scored twice for the winners with singles from Lucas McKay, Nathan Ellsworth and Tommy Ryan. Riley Baggs counted for the Leafs.

On Saturday, Nick Roberts scored 48 seconds into overtime to seal the win for St. John’s. Andrew Paul, Adam Caines and Brett Noseworthy scored in regulation.

Dylan Sceviour, Jordan King and Ryan Gillam lit the lamp for Western.

Pre-season senior hockey

Flyers, Cataracts split

exhibition games

The Gander Flyers and the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts split their Newfoundland Senior Hockey league pre-season exhibition series this weekend with both teams winning on the road and losing at home.

After the Flyers took the opener 4-0 at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, the Cataracts’ Andre Gill scored twice in Sunday’s rematch at the Gander Community Centre, a 5-1 victory for the visitors.

Brandon Bussey, Brandon Nicholas and Rodi Short had the other Cats’ goals. AJ Whiffen was in net for the win.

Saturday, Brad Slaney, Steve Brazil, Riley Ricks, Andrew White counted and Devin O’Brien made 37 saves for the shutout. Whiffen took the loss.

The league’s regular seasons starts Friday with the Mount Pearl H.J. Bartlett Electric Blades playing host to the defender Herder Memorial Trophy champion Conception Bay North Eastlink CeeBee Stars.

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