Western Kings earn split on road against IcePak

Dave Kearsey
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Western Kings' Shannon Moore carries the puck in into the offensive zone during Sunday's game two of the provincial major midget league championship series. The Kings defeated the Central IcePak 5-4 to even the series.

LEWISPORTE  Nathan Ellsworth notched a hat trick to lead Colemans Western Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Central IcePak Sunday at the Lewisporte Stadium to draw even in a best-of-seven final showdown.

Mike Lundrigan and Jalen Gillard, with the eventual game-winning goal at 7:02 of the third period, also scored for the Kings in Game 2 of the Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League final series.

Adam Dawe had a two-goal game for the hometown IcePak, while single markers came off the sticks of Jordan Freake and Jordan Maher.

The top-seed IcePak won the series opener with a 7-3 victory over the Kings Saturday night in Lewisporte with Kyle Champion leading the charge with a two-goal outing.

Michael  Mason, Jordan Freake, Jordan Maher, Josh Fitzgerald and Shayne Dominie rounded out the scoring parade for the IcePak, who earned a berth in the final by disposing of fourth-seed Tri-Pen Osprey in five games in one of two semifinal matchups.

Nathan Ellsworth, Tommy Ryan and Jordan Richards scored for the Kings, who advanced to the final with a sweep of the St. John’s Maple Leafs in the other league semifinal series.

The Kings will look to repeat as champions in front of the hometown fans as the series shifts to the Pepsi Centre for the next three games this weekend.

Game 3 is scheduled for Friday night 7:30 p.m., while Game 4 is Saturday night 7:30 p.m. and Game 5 Sunday start time yet to be determined with all games at the Pepsi Centre.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Major Midget Hockey League, Pepsi Centre, Maple Leafs Game 4

Geographic location: Lewisporte Stadium

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