Leafs go winless at Atlantics


The St. John’s Maple Leafs failed to collect a win at the Atlantic major midget hockey championship held in Kensington, P.E.I., over the weekend.

St. John’s suffered its fourth straight loss Saturday, falling 4-2 to the Moncton Flyers. Tyler Wall and captain Andrew Barron, with a short-handed marker, had the Leafs’ goals. Zach Gauvreau stopped 39 of 43 shots in the loss. The Leafs dropped a pair of games to P.E.I. clubs to open the tournament Thursday, 5-3 to Charlottetown and 5-2 to Kensington. Against the Islanders, Matthew Smith, Dylan Guy and Tyler Wall scored for the Leafs and Mackenzie Janes stopped 22 of 27 shots. The game was tied at three after the second, but Charlottetown took over in the third with a pair of goals.

The Kensington game started out similar, with a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes, but the Wild put it away with three goals in the second, en route to the 5-2 win. Andrew Barron and Liam Maher scored for St. John’s in this game. Zachary Gauvreau started this one, but only lasted 26 minutes, allowing four goals on 12 shots. Janes replaced him and stopped 13 of 14 over the final 34 minutes.

St. John’s was beaten 3-1 by the Dartmouth Newbridge Academy Gladiators on Friday, with Guy scoring the only goal and Janes stopping 31 of 33 shots in the loss. Darmouth went on to defeat Moncton 4-3 in Sunday’s championship game to advance to the 2015 Telus Cup national major midget championship in Riviere du Loup, Que.

The Leafs’ Tyler Hennessey was named a second team all-star for the tournament.