Major Midgets fall in pair to Wolfpack

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Weeks Major Midgets defenceman Lucas Sangster tries to knock the puck of Nicholas Bruce’s stick during Saturday night’s game against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Weeks lost both games of a home-and-home over the weekend, 4-3 and 7-2. 

NEW GLASGOW – The Cole Harbour Wolfpack defeated the Weeks Major Midgets in both games of a home-and-home series over the weekend.

Saturday night in New Glasgow, in what was one of the best efforts of the season from the Weeks squad, they came up just short of sending the game to overtime as Connor Peveril’s power play goal with 17 seconds remaining in regulation gave them a 4-3 victory.

Cole Harbour’s Andrew Dumaresque opened the scoring 11:32 into the first period, the lone goal of the frame.

Andrew Morgan tied the game for Pictou County with 4:40 remaining in the second, but Nicholas McFarlane answered just over two minutes later to take a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.

Mark Vokey tied the game again for Weeks 8:19 into the third.

Going on the power play with 4:38 remaining in the third the Weeks Major Midgets were pressuring to take the lead, but when Wolfpack defenceman Connor Welsh flipped the puck high on the Weeks’ goal it took an odd bounce past Luke Melanson to give them a 3-2 lead.

Lane Cormier answered before the power play expired, but Peveril’s goal was the difference as Cole Harbour won the game.

Melanson made 42 saves in the loss, while Rowan O’Brien had 27 saves for the win.

Sunday morning in Cole Harbour the Weeks Major Midgets lost 7-2.

After a scoreless first the Wolfpack scored three straight goals before Noah Archibald got on the board for Weeks.

Nicholas Bruce scored with one second left in the frame to take a 4-1 lead into the final 20 minutes.

Three more goals by the Wolfpack and a goal by Vokey for Pictou County came in the third to round out the scoring.

Matthew Williams made 29 saves in the loss. Mark Grametbauer made 26 saves to help extend his team’s NSMMHL record-setting win streak to 19 games.

Pictou County’s next game is Saturday on the road against the Newbridge Academy Gladiators.

Organizations: Newbridge Academy Gladiators

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Pictou County

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