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Western Kings suffer rare defeat against Blizzard

Western Kings number 25, Skylar Coates, left, and the East Coast Blizzard’s number 10, Andrew Stuckless battled for the puck in major midget hockey action at the Corner Brook Civic Centre on Saturday.
Western Kings number 25, Skylar Coates, left, and the East Coast Blizzard’s number 10, Andrew Stuckless battled for the puck in major midget hockey action at the Corner Brook Civic Centre on Saturday. - Diane Crocker

The Dennis GM Western Kings were handed a loss for just the second time this season in provincial major midget hockey league play over the weekend.

Ethan Stuckless scored a pair of goals for the East Coast Blizzard in a 2-1 triumph on Sunday morning at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.

Jordan Blackwood turned aside 38 shots between the pipes.

Liam Smith was the lone marksman for the Kings (27-1-2-0-0-0.

Kirklin Young took the loss.

On Saturday, during Hockey Day in Canada festivities, the Kings blanked the Blizzard 3-0.

Noah Legge, Kris Thomas and Skylar Coates lit the lamp for the victors.

Lucas Park recorded a 30-save shutout.

Andrew D’Entremont was the losing netminder.

The Kings are off next weekend, but hit the road to tangle with Tripen Feb. 3-4.

The playoffs begin Feb. 10 weekend.

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