CORNER BROOK Not exactly the road trip the boys from the west wanted.
The Colemans Western Kings dropped both games of a two-game showdown with the St. John’s Maple Leafs at Rogers Bussey Arena in St. John’s over the weekend.
The second-place Maple Leafs completed the weekend sweep with an 8-5 victory Sunday morning. The Maple Leafs defeated the Kings, who dropped to 1-4-0-1 on the season, by a 4-1 spread Saturday night at Rogers Bussey Arena.
On Sunday, Andrew Paul was the offensive weapon for the townies with a hat trick, while Adam Caines shared the glory with a two-goal effort.
Riley Baggs, Matthew Smith and Dylan Guy rounded out the scoring for the victors.
Jalen Gillard and Jordan King had two goals apiece for the Kings, while the other goal came off the stick of Brady Griffin-Hefford.
One night earlier, Nick Roberts paved the way for the Maple Leafs with a three-goal performance and Brandon Short scored the other goal.
Shannon Moores was the lone marksman for the Kings, who will play host to the Maple Leafs this weekend for a two-game showdown — Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. — at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook.
The following is a look at how things unfolded between the St. John’s Privateers and Tri-Pen Osprey in a two-game series played at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts over the weekend:
Privateers 4, Osprey 3 (OT)
Jesse Sutton tied the game with 19 seconds left in regulatin time and Brett Vokey scored 62 seconds into overtime to seal the deal for the Privateers.
Osprey 5, Privateers 4 (SO)
The Privateers battled back from a 4-1 deficit and tied the contest with Brett Vokey scoring with 19 seconds left in regulation, but would fall 5-4 in a game decided in a shootout Saturday night at the Bay Arena.
Osprey forward Nathaniel Duffett scored the only goal in the shootout for either team, his goal denting the mesh in the fifth round.
Jesse Sutton notched a hat trick for the Privateers, including a short-handed marker in the third period.
Cass Warren scored two goals for the Osprey in regulation time, while Spencer Northcott and Conal McNamara adding single talies to the scoresheet.