Local Major Midgets continue to soar

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The Pictou Weeks Major Midgets have maintained their recent surge.

They are now in fourth place in the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League standings and hope to add to their achievements when they host the South Shore Mustangs at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Pictou County swept two weekend home-ice interlocking games against New Brunswick teams that followed their 5-4 road victory last Wednesday over the league-leading Cole Harbour Red Wings.

Pictou County completed a three-goal comeback in the third period to defeat the visiting Northern Moose 6-4 on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. They outscored the Moncton Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

The Moose outshot Pictou County 39-29 over the game but did not get a shot on goal in the closing minutes as Pictou County outscored them 3-1 in the third period.

Matthew Hunter’s second goal of the game for Pictou County tied the game 4-4, while goals by Lucas Canning and Bryson Currie capped the rally.

Jeremiah Martin and Merle Putnam also scored.

Canning completed Pictou County’s comeback against Moncton with an overtime goal after goals by Sam Archibald and Keifer Avery tied the game for Pictou County in the third period.

Pictou County outshot the Flyers 31-30.

“I thought we got better in the third period,” Weeks’ head coach Kyle MacLennan said. “When we beat a team as good as Moncton it’s hard to come back, but I thought we found our way in the third period and it showed on the scoreboard.”


Weeks’ forward Devin Meagher crashes the net during their game against the Northern Moose on Sunday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. (Goodwin photo)