By Dave Kearsey
Star Sports Editor
CORNER BROOK Nathan Ellsworth and Ryan Gillam had a goal and an assist to lead the Colemans Western Kings to a 7-1 victory over the Tri-Pen Osprey Sunday at the Clarenville Events Centre.
The victory enabled the defending champions to earn a split in the team’s first road trip of the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League season after dropping a 4-2 decision to the Osprey Saturday night at the CEC.
Ian Pilgrim, Jordan Richards, Jalen Gillard, Tommy Ryan and Brady Griffin-Hefford rounded out the scoring for the Kings, who now have a 1-2-1 record on the season and will have next weekend off before heading east in two weeks time for a showdown with the St. John’s Privateers.
Conal McNamara scored for the Osprey.
On Saturday night, Ryan Dawson, Nathaniel Duffett, Lyndon Thorne and Christan Dawe supplied the offence for the Osprey.
Nathan Ellsworth scored for the Kings at 12:27 of the opening period on a setup from Jamie Penney and Penney picked up the other goal for the Kings at 13:37 of the third period with Jordan Richards and Jordan King picking up the assists on the marker.
The following is a look at what transpired in a two-game series between the St. John’s Privateers and Central IcePak in Lewisporte over the weekend:
Privateers 3, IcePak 2 (OT)
Blake Dalton’s goal at 2:11 of overtime sealed the deal for the Privateers Sunday morning at the Lewisporte Arena.
Jesse Sutton had two goals in regulation time for the Privateers.
Thomas Hedges and Adam Dawe scored for the IcePak.
IcePak 4, Privateers 0
Adam Dawe had the game-winning goal on a power play, while Thomas Hedges scored on a power play and Hunter John and Jordan Maher added single tallies to the scoresheet.
Noah Weir made 16 saves to preserve the shutout.
Chris Smith stopped 39 of 43 shots in a losing cause.