CORNER BROOK — Make it eight in a row for the Western Kings.
The Kings improved to 8-0 for top spot in the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League standings with a two-game sweep of the St. John’s Maple Leafs at the Pepsi Centre over the weekend.
David Budgell notched a hat trick to lead the Kings to an 8-4 win over the Maple Leafs Sunday morning at the Pepsi Centre to extend the streak to eight-straight wins. The Kings posted a 6-3 victory Saturday night at the Pepsi Centre to keep the streak intact.
Jordan Richards supported Sunday’s attack with a two-goal performance for the Kings, while Neil Woolfrey, David Alexander and Shannon Moores also scored for the winners.
Andrew Barron (2), Daniel Toope and Tyler Boland supplied the offence for the Maple Leafs.
Dylan Ellsworth picked up the win between the pipes for the Kings.
On Saturday night, Jordan Richards scored two goals — including the eventual game-winning marker at the midway mark of the middle stanza — to lead the Leafs to a 6-3 victory over the St. John’s-based franchise.
Neil Woolfrey had a two-goal game for the Kings, while Tommy Ryan and Ryan Gillam also scored for the winners.
Bobby Upshall, Tyler Boland and Tyler Tobin scored for the Maple Leafs.
Daniel McCarthy had a steady game in the crease for the Kings to get the victory.
In the meantime, the St. John’s Privateers improved to 6-0 with a weekend sweep of the Central IcePak at the Goulds Arena.
The Privateers left the IcePak in the cellar with an 0-6 record as a result of a 4-1 win Sunday morning and 5-2 triumph Saturday night.
The Privateers will clash with the Western Kings in a battle of the two undefeated squads this weekend at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook.