MacDonald’s late power-play goal lifts Charlottetown past Moncton

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MacDonald’s late power-play goal lifts Charlottetown past Moncton

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Charlottetown Bulk Carriers Knights are off to a 3-0-0 (won-lost-overtime losses) start in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Under-18 Hockey League regular season.

Caleb MacDonald’s power-play goal with 5:01 remaining in the third period broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Knights to a 3-2 home-ice win over the Moncton Flyers at MacLauchlan Arena on Friday night. Isaac Vos and Luke Coughlin assisted on the game-winning tally.

Jude Campbell and team captain Max Chisholm also scored for the Knights, who built a 2-0 lead halfway through the game. Cam MacLean, Cole McKeigan and Will Morrison also chipped in with single helpers.

Jack O’Blenis and Justin Gendron answered for the Flyers (1-2-0), who were assessed seven of the game’s 11 minor penalties.

The Knights, who opened the regular season with back-to-back 4-1 wins over the Fredericton Caps and Kensington Wild on Nov. 6 and 7, led 1-0 after the first period and took a 2-1 advantage into the second intermission.

Winning goaltender Jack Howatt turned in a 19-save effort while Xavier Farrah stopped 30 of 33 shots in the Moncton goal.

The Knights will hold a league showcase at MacLauchlan on Nov. 21 and 22 where all of the six teams will play two games. Charlottetown’s first game is against Moncton on Nov. 21 at noon.

Story By: Jason Simmonds (jason.simmonds@journalpioneer.com)