Light week of action in MHL



Leading into the Rememberance Day week, the MHL experiences a very light schedule, with only nine games with no team playing more than two games, and even one team not appearing at all.

Action started on Thursday evening, with the Pictou County Weeks Crushers losing on home ice to the Miramichi Timberwolves 6-4. Brett Malone and Harrison Harper led the Timberwolves with a goal and two assists each, while Daniel Walsh led the Crushers with a goal and an assist.

Friday would see five games on the schedule, however due to impending weather, the game between the Truro Bearcats and Campbellton Tigers would be postponed to a later date. The Bridgewater Lumberjacks would defeat the St. Stephen County Aces 5-0 in Bridgewater. Layton Parsons led the Lumberjacks with a goal and two assists while Cory Petersen stopped 22 shots in the shutout. The Miramichi Timberwolves would travel to Berwick and take on the Valley Wildcats, and despite falling down 2-0 after one period, the Timberwolves would manage to come back and take the game 3-2. Billy Gaston and Jordan Kennedy both had a goal and an assist for the Timberwolves while former Wildcats goaltender Billy Clarke stopped 43 shots in the win. The Woodstock Slammers would defeat the Summerside Western Capitals 4-3 in overtime on home ice. Brandon Parsons scored his second of the game in overtime to send the fans home happy. Alex Annecchiarico would score two goals for Summerside in his debut. The final game of the night was a lopsided one, with the Yarmouth Mariners defeating the Amherst Ramblers 12-2 in Yarmouth. Sean Fraser and Connor Donaghey both had five points for the Mariners, while nine players had multi point games for the Mariners.

On Saturday, the Valley Wildcats would defeat the Bridgewater Lumberjacks in Bridgewater 4-2. John Deacon led the Wildcats with two goals an assist while Adam Chapman had a goal and an assist. The Yarmouth Mariners offense would continue their explosion, defeating the St. Stephen County Aces 10-0. Rowan O’Brien recorded the shutout with 27 saves, while once again nine Mariners would record multi point games. The Bearcats, despite not being able to travel to northern New Brunswick the night prior, would make their way to Miramichi to take on the Timberwolves, and the Timberwolves would use a good first period to hold off the Bearcats 4-2. Tyler Brown and Brett Malone led the Timberwolves with two points each, while Serge Boisvert had two points in the loss for the Bearcats.

Sunday afternoon would see just one game, but one with lots of offense. The Dieppe Commandos would defend their home ice and defeat the Pictou County Weeks Crushers 8-5. Cody Drover led the Commandos with two goals and three assists, with Mathieu Newcomb adding four points. Mike Lyle was the best of the Crushers with four points of his own.

Action this week will begin right off the hop, with the Summerside Western Capitals hosting back-to-back games against the Campbellton Tigers on Monday and Yarmouth Mariners on Tuesday. The Amherst Ramblers will also host a Rememberance Day game against the Truro Bearcats Tuesday.