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Western Kings continue dominance of provincial major midget hockey league

The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

The Dennis GM Western Kings continued their dominance in the provincial major midget hockey league in the new year with a pair of weekend wins over the St. John’s Maple Leafs at the civic centre in Corner Brook.

On Sunday, the Kings racked up three goals in the third period to take a 6-4 decision over the Leafs.

Andrew Antle put up a hat trick in the winning cause, with Adrian Ward, Kristopher Thomas and Drew Langdon adding the other markers.

Nicholas Gosse (2), Logan Brothers and Alexander French did the damage for the Leafs.

After having a 3-1 in the 2nd period, the Kings gave up three goals in two minutes and 12 seconds to trail 4-3 going into the third.

They rallied to score three unanswered goals in the final frame, including and empty net goal by Antle to get the hat trick.

Kirklin Young was the winning netminder, with Andrew Curtis suffering the defeat.

There was a little less drama on Saturday, as the Kings took down the Leafs 4-1.

Kyle Robinson (2), Liam Smith and Malcolm Genge were the marksmen for the victors.

Logan Brothers put up the Leafs’ lone goal.

Lucas Park recorded the victory in net in this one, with Michael Fisher taking the loss.

The Kings are participating the East Coast Ice Jam in Halifax starting on Wednesday. The tournament features the top major midget teams from Atlantic Canada.

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