The Pictou County Weeks Major Midgets continue to show a competitive edge.
The Major Midgets remain in a tie for fifth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League after splitting their two games against the Valley Wildcats.
Bryce Reynolds netted three goals as Pictou County earned a 7-5 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre before bowing 5-1 to the Wildcats on Sunday in Berwick.
Head coach Kyle MacLennan has said he has hoped to helm a team as competitive in the Major Midgets as the one he once played for before arriving on the coaching staff.
In Saturday’s game, Pictou County outshot the Wildcats 42-31 – including 21-9 in the third period – and never trailed in the game after the Valley took a 1-0 lead early in the first period.
Jaden Mason snapped a 5-5 tie with the winning goal with less than five minutes left in the third period.
Gerald Blackmore, who assisted on four other goals, scored into an empty net with 14 seconds left.
The trio of Reynolds, Blackmore and Cameron Allanby combined for 12 points, with Reynolds scoring twice in the first period to give Pictou County a 2-1 lead.
Reynolds added his third goal between two Wildcats tallies, leaving the teams tied 3-3 after the second period.
Allanby and Kevin Mason gave Pictou County a 5-3 lead with goals 23 seconds apart before the Wildcats once again drew even.
“They come at you hard, so it was a big win for us,” MacLennan said of the Wildcats. “It was good to get those two points.”
The Wildcats roared to a 3-0 lead in the first period en route to their win on Sunday and led 4-0 before Blackmore answered with Pictou County’s lone goal.
Blackmore has taken over the point lead with 30 points based on 11 goals and 19 assists.
Carson Lanceleve is second with eight goals and 21 assists for 29 points, while Kevin Mason is fourth with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points.
The league is idle this week, while Pictou County will resume its schedule on November 26 by hosting the Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack.
The teams will meet again on November 30 in Cole Harbour.