The Dennis GM Western Kings have been dominating the provincial major midget hockey league this season, but the treading got a little more difficult at the annual Monctonian AAA midget tournament over the weekend.
Despite the higher calibre of hockey, the Kings put up a more-than-respectable showing, finishing the weekend in Moncton, N.B. with a 1-1-2 record.
Their victory came on Saturday morning against the Cape Breton Tradesmen by a 5-1 score.
Kris Thomas (2), Kyle Robinson, Liam Smith and Jonathan Anderson found the back of the net in the win.
Tytan Donovan was the lone marksman for the losing side.
Kirklin Young recorded the victory in net, with Seth Crowe suffering the defeat.
Later on Saturday, the Kings dropped their final game of the weekend — 6-4 to the Richmond Hill Coyotes.
Robert Skolud (2), Paul Pitassio (2), Tanner Hicks and Jaedon Jackson did the damage for the Coyotes.
Robinson, Andrew Antle, Drew Cornick and Malcolm Genge got on the board for the Kings.
Young took the loss in net, while Diam Matthew was the winning netminder.
On Friday, the Kings battled the Mississauga Senators to a 3-3 draw.
Brayden Ryan struck twice for the local boys, with Brady Parsons picking up the other marker.
Troy Andrews (2) and Brendan Kennedy lit the lamp for the Senators, who led 3-0 after two periods, before the Kings staged a furious third-period comeback to salvage the tie.
In their tournament opener on Thursday, Adrian Ward scored the only goal for the Kings as the tied the Charlottetown Pride 1-1.
The Pride’s goal scorer wasn’t available.