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Western Kings open provincial major midget hockey league season with two wins

Deer Lake native Jacob Oake of the Dennis GM Western Kings makes a rush up the ice during Sunday’s provincial major midget hockey league game against the Tripen Osprey at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
Deer Lake native Jacob Oake of the Dennis GM Western Kings makes a rush up the ice during Sunday’s provincial major midget hockey league game against the Tripen Osprey at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.

Opening weekend couldn’t have went any better for the Dennis GM Western Kings.

The provincial major midget hockey league club defeated the Tripen Osprey twice in a two-game set at the Corner Brook Civic Centre on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

On Sunday, Noah Legge and Kyle Robinson both scored twice for the Kings in a 5-2 triumph, with Kirklin Young recording his first major midget win between the pipes.

Skyler Coates added the other marker for the winning side.

Kyle Tetford and David Hibbs did the damage for the Osprey.

Matthew Chippett took the loss in goal.

Legge opened the scoring 6:20 into the game, from Jonathan Anderson and Andrew Antle, before making it 2-0 with 2:20 remaining in the opening frame, again with Anderson and Antle picking up the apples.

A power-play goal by Robinson followed 29 seconds into the second, which stood up as the game-winning goal.

That’s when the Osprey sprung to life, as Tetford scored from Chandler Warren 5:19 into the second period. Then David Hibbs scored, assisted by Braedon Charlson and Ethan Crosbie, with 3:22 to go in the middle frame.

The third belonged to the Kings, however, as Robinson made it a 4-2 game 4:04 into the third. Antle and Anderson assisted.

Coates capped the scoring with his first major midget goal, which came with 10:10 to go in the game. Drew Langdon and Brayden Ryan recorded the helpers.

On Saturday night, Robinson, Antle and Langdon, with his first goal of his major midget career, led the way in a 3-1 win.

Taran Leonard was the lone marksman in the loss.

Lucas Park earned his first major midget victory in net, outdueling Riley Petten.

The Kings hit the road this coming weekend to tangle with the East Coast Blizzard.

Adrian Ward of the Dennis GM Western Kings winds up for a slapshot as Mason Oates of the TriPen Osprey stands on guard of his goalie during Sunday’s provincial major midget hockey league game.
Kyle Robinson of the Dennis GM Western Kings keeps a close eye on the action from the bench during Sunday’s provincial major midget hockey league showdown against the visiting TriPen Osprey on opening weekend of the 2017-2018 season.

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