The Western Kings lost two out of three games over the weekend, but they still feel pretty good about the one win.
Not only was it the Kings’ first triumph of this young Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League season, it came against the St. John’s Maple Leafs — the team that beat the Kings in last year’s final.
“Beating them felt pretty good,” said Kings’ Drew Langdon.
The three-game series began at the Corner Brook Civic Centre on Friday night, where the Leafs walked away with a 4-1 win. On Saturday, the Kings struck back, downing the Leafs 5-1.
The Leafs took the rubber match on Sunday by a 6-4 score.
Scoring statistics weren’t available at press time.
“The whole team could’ve done a bit better here or there,” Langdon admitted. “But we played pretty good overall, I think.”
Langdon said the Kings are a young group this year, with a lot of roster turnover since last year’s run to the championship series, so there may be some tough weekends every now and then as they grow as a group.
“But we’ve got a lot to work with,” he said. “We’re getting better every game.”