The Pictou County Major Midgets have the Cole Harbour Wolfpack squarely in their sights.
The Major Midgets defeated the Wolfpack 3-1 last Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre for sole possession of fourth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League standings and will host them in another match at the Wellness Centre starting at noon on Sunday.
It’s the second of two weekend home games for Pictou County, who will host the Halifax McDonalds at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Last Saturday’s win moved Pictou County to within three points of the third-place Wolfpack heading into their next meeting on Wednesday night in Cole Harbour. There, the Wolfpack edged Pictou County 6-5 to restore their five-points lead and leave Pictou County alone in fourth spot.
The Wolfpack led 3-0 after the first period and never trailed in the game. Pictou County outscored Cole Harbour 4-1 in the second period to pull even, but the Wolfpack went ahead 5-4 in the period and their sixth goal snapped a 5-5 tie.
Carson Lanceleve’s two goals led Pictou County’s attack, while Ryan Reynolds, Kevin mason and Gavin Hart also scored.
Pictou County used a strong first period last Saturday when they outshot the Wolfpack 11-6 to take a 2-0 lead on goals by Gerald Blackmore and Lanceleve.
The score stood until Cole Harbour scored midway through the third period, but Lanceleve’s second goal with 5:27 left and five seconds after Pictou County went on the power play helped to clinch the win.
Blackmore and Lanceleve continue to lead the league’s scoring race with 33 points each. Blackmore has 12 goals and 21 assists, while Lanceleve has 12 goals and 21 assists.
Pictou County forward Kevin Mason, 11, tries to jam the puck into the Cole Harbour net before it trickles past him during the third period of their NSMMHL game on Saturday. Pictou County won the game 3-1. (Goodwin photo)