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St. John's Junior Hockey League: Blades edge Renegades, blast Breakers

Nicholas French had a hat trick to lead the Mount Pearl Blades to a 9-1 win over the Southern Shore Breakers in St. John's Junior Hockey League play Sunday night at the Glacier in Mount Pearl. — Submitted/Twitter
Nicholas French had a hat trick to lead the Mount Pearl Blades to a 9-1 win over the Southern Shore Breakers in St. John's Junior Hockey League play Sunday night at the Glacier in Mount Pearl. — Submitted/Twitter

Mount Pearl moves into first place with a pair of weekend wins

It was a good weekend for the Mount Pearl Blades in the Mary Brown's St. John's Junior Hockey League.

It started Saturday in the latest showdown of the league's top teams, with the Blade recording a 2-1 win over the defending champion CBR Renegades Saturday night. Mount Pearl followed up with a 9-1 thumping of the Southern Shore Breakers at the Glacier.

They were two of five junior circuit games over the weekend.

The results moved the Blades (13-2-1) into first place, three points up on the Renegades (11-2-2) , who defeated Mount Pearl in last season’s league final.

CBR has a game in hand.

On Sunday, player of the game Nicholas French scored three goals and added an assist for Mount Pearl.

Adam Nolan (G, 2A), Jack Keough (3A) and James O'Brien all had three-point games for the Blades, while Michael Maloney, Riley Gill, Mitchell McGrath and Andrew Kennedy all had a goal and an assist.

Andrew Sacrey had the winners' other tally.

Brendan Houlihan had the lone marker for the Breakers.

In Saturday's matchup with the Renegades, Nolan got the game-winner for the Blades at the C.B.S. Arena, scoring at 16:09 of the third period. McGrath also scored for Mount Pearl. Tyler Nickson had the CBR goal.

At Twin Rinks Saturday, Luke Akerman netted the game-winning goal at the 15:42 mark of the third period as the C.B.N. Stars edged the St. John’s Caps 4-3. Matthew Akerman, Ryan Petten and Ryan Williams also scored. Greg Kehoe, Dylan MacKenzie and Casey Hancock replied.

At the Goulds Arena, Phillip Pardy had three goals and an assist and James Locke scored once and collected two helpers as Northeast Eagles beat the Avalon Capitals 6-4. Tyler Anthony and Stephen Crant also scored for Northeast. Jared Lush, Garrett Mills, Regan Seymour and Stephen Baldwin had the Avalon goals.

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