In their second game of the day the Saint John Vitos bounced back with 5-1 win over the Kensington Wild.
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Saint John Vitos goaltender Kyle Porter watches the play, while Kensington Wild forwards Max Morrison and Cole Hackett create traffic in front during Friday evening action at the Wellness Centre.
The Vitos’ Jean-Michel Leblanc opened the scoring 8:03 into the first period, but for much of the remainder of the opening frame spent time on the penalty kill.
Kensington had four power plays in the period, scoring at the 13:22 mark during the first two-minute minor of Riley Thompson’s four-minute head contract penalty.
In the second period Colin MacSween notched two power-play markers just 44 seconds apart, giving Saint John a 3-1 lead. With the Wild continuing to get into penalty trouble Matthew Gray scored a third power-play goal for the Vitos.
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Up 4-1 after two periods, the Vitos’ Sam King added an insurance marker in the third at the 3:49 mark.
Kyle Porter made 25 saves in the win, his second of the tournament, while Alex Smith made 20 saves in his tournament debut.
Vitos results so far:
Saint John 6 vs. Central 4
Halifax 5 vs. Saint John 0
Saint John 5 vs. Kensington 1