Privateers fall in Double OT
It took double overtime before anyone knew that it would be the Antigonish Jr. Bulldogs and the Kensington P.E.I. Vipers in the Don Johnson Memorial Cup Championship Game Sunday afternoon April 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.
PEI 2 Liverpool 1 (Double OT)
Duncan Picketts rebound goal on the Vipers first shot with 1:30 elapsed in the second overtime gave the Vipers a berth in Sunday’s Atlantic Championship Final. Aidan Durnford, chosen the Privateers player of the game played superb allowing only 2 goals on the 48 shots he faced. Carson Gallant with the Privateers buzzing all around the Viper net scored to tie the game at 1-1. It was a fantastic tournament for the Privateers and their entire organizing committee deserves a standing ovation for their organization skills in making the 2023 Don Johnson Memorial Cup Atlantic Junior Hockey Championship such a rousing success.
Antigonish 6 New Brunswick 2
The Jr. Bulldogs recored their win but two of their goals were into an empty net after the Kent Koyotes pulled their goaltender trailing 4-2 with 2:28 to play but that theory did not work as the Bulldogs scored a pair of goals by Nick Marshall and Owen Fleming.
Sam Grant with break-neck speed out skated two New Brunswick defenders and went in on a breakaway and snapped a quick shot to put Antigonish up 1-0. The Bulldogs then went up 2-0 on a fantastic pass from Ethan Twolan from behind the net to Sam Grant. Sam Grant then made it 3-1 Bulldogs with another goal and Will Mierau with a back-handed shot over to Bradley Armstrong with 5:46 remaining in the second made it 4-1 Bulldogs.