PORT HOOD: With six wins in six games, the Cape Breton West Islanders sit at the top of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League.
Not only are the Islanders winning, but the guys are winning big. In terms of goals for/goals against, the West is nursing an amazing ratio of 51:5.
The boys are dominant in terms of offence, with Avery Warner (six goals and eight assists), Jacob Hudson (six goals and eight assists), Logan Timmons (two goals and 10 assists), and Matthew MacNeil (six goals and five assists) reigning as the league’s top four scorers.
Rookies Logan Chisholm (six goals and three assists) and Jacob Stewart (two goals and seven assists) have also been impressive, ranking as the number nine and 11 scorers in the league.
The goaltending tandem of Colten Ellis and rookie Ewan MacDonald are ranked as the top two goalies in the league, in terms of both goals against average and save percentage. Ellis leads the league with a .75 average and a .953 percentage. MacDonald has a 1.00 average and a percentage of .933.
Last weekend, the guys visited Lunenburg for a pair against the South Shore Mustangs. They won 6-2 on Saturday and 8-1 on Sunday.
Stephen Fox led the guys on Saturday, with two goals and an assist. Hudson was also solid with a pair of goals, and Keenan Gillis, Warner and Timmons managed a pair of helpers each. Stewart and Chisholm also scored, and Ellis faced 16 shots.
On Saturday, the Islanders got off to a great start with five goals in the first, and a jump start was also in store on Sunday. The West led 4-0 at the end of 20 minutes.
Malcolm MacEachern was the top sniper, with two goals and an assist. Also kicking in significant numbers were Keenan Gillis (three assists); MacNeil, Fox, and Calum MacPherson (a goal and an assist); Stewart (two assists); and Timmons, Spencer Barron, and Fearghus MacDonald (a goal each).
MacDonald stopped 11 of 12 shots.
In upcoming action, the Islanders visit the Cape Breton Tradesmen tonight (7:30 p.m) and visit the Pictou Weeks Midgets on Saturday (6:30 p.m.)