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IN PHOTOS: Summerside Western Capitals split games at Battle of the Bridge


SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Riley Hurlbert had two goals and an assist to pace the host Summerside D. Alex MacDonald Ford Western Capitals to a 6-3 victory over the Edmundston Blizzard Saturday night in pre-season hockey action.

The Caps split their first two games of the four-team Battle of the Bridge Maritime Junior Hockey League pre-season tournament at Credit Union Place. The teams are playing two 25-minute, stopped-time periods.

Austin Arsenault, Cole McKeigan, Gianluca Fuoco and Marc-Andre LeCouffe also scored in the victory. Zach Biggar, Kalib Snow, Colby MacArthur, Cam Roberts, Sam McNeill and Bennett MacArthur each added an assist.

Isaac Chapman and Tristan Gagnon each had a goal and an assist for Edmundston while Dallas Maurovic had the other goal. Josh Nadeau and Aaron Brown chipped in an assist.

Caps’ starter Aiden William stopped 14 of 15 shots while Josh Smith turned aside 13 of the 15 he faced in the second period.

Thomas Fontaine allowed four goals on 18 shots in the loss while Antoine Lyonnais stopped 15 of the 17 shots he faced.

Pictou County 1, Summerside 0

Andrew Burden scored late in the second period for the winner with Jack Morris recording the lone assist for the Crushers.

Matthew Normore made 32 saves for the shutout. Devon Popp stopped 17 of 18 shots in the second period and was tagged with the loss. Dominik Tmej stopped all 19 shots he faced in the first period.

Amherst 7, Edmundston 1

Jason Gallant had a goal and three assists in the victory while Julien Hebert (2-1) and Max Boudreau (1-2) each had three-point games.

Kody Groves (1-1), Ben Williams and Owen Cole also scored for Amherst while Alex Arsenault replied for the Blizzard.

Pictou County 3, Amherst 0

Andrew Burden, Matthew Burden and Aiden Hickey scored for the Crushers while Andrew MacLeod stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout.

Sunday’s schedule
10 a.m. – Edmundston vs. Pictou County.
12:30 p.m. – Summerside vs. Amherst.
3:30 p.m. – Championship game.

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