CORNER BROOK The Colemans Western Kings picked up three of a possible four points in a two-game weekend showdown with the St. John’s Maple Leafs.
The defending champion Kings registered a 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League play Sunday at the Pepsi Centre. The two teams battled hard one night earlier with the Maple Leafs coming out on top with a 4-3 overtime win at the Pepsi Centre.
The Kings, who will hit the road for a two-game showdown with the St. John’s Privateers this weekend, sit in fourth place with a 2-4-1 record following Sunday’s victory.
On Sunday, Luke House had a solid performance between the pipes and the Kings scored all five goals on the power play to get the victory on home ice.
Jordan Richards, an alternate captains with the Kings, had two goals and an assist to lead the charge for the Kings.
Nathan Ellsworth continued his offensive prowess for the Kings with a goal and an assist, while Lucas McKay and Tommy Ryan added single tallies to the scoresheet.
House lost his bid for a shutout in the third period when Maple Leafs forward Riley Baggs scored from Brett Noseworthy and Matthew Smith at 3:11 of the final stanza.
On Saturday night, Nick Roberts scored from Adam Caines just 44 seconds into overtime to give the Maple Leafs a 4-3 overtime triumph.
Roberts picked up two assist in regulation time, while Caines had one of his best road games with a goal and an assist in regulation time to go with his big helper on the winning overtime marker.
Defenceman Ryan Gillam and sophomore Jordan King had a goal and an assist each for the Kings, while Jalen Gillard scored the other goal in the Kings’ second overtime loss on the season.
The Kings will try to move up the standings this weekend when they clash with the St. John’s Privateers in a two-game series on the east coast. The two teams will square off Saturday 7:30 p.m. at the Glacier 2 in Mount Pearl and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Goulds Arena.