Junior Pirates win on the road

Photo by Grant McDaniel Pirates Christian Papineau and Matthew Stymest keep an eye on Pictou’s Kirklin Murray.

CUMBERLAND: Managing a total of 53 shots, the Junior Pirates used last Friday night’s visit to the Cumberland County Blues’ home turf to secure a 7-5 win.

The win improved the Pirates’ record to 8-10-2-1. The maroon and white are doing their best to catch the Antigonish Bulldogs, who recently overtook them for third place in the Sid Rowe division of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League.

Coming through big for the Pirates were Cody Hinkley, three goals and an assist; Taylor Pierce and Christian Papineau, a goal and an assist each; Joshua MacMillan, two helpers; Riley Keeling and Jackson Beck, a goal each; and Randon MacKinnon and Dawson MacLean, a helper each.

Matthew Stymest faced 43 shots for the Strait.

This Friday night will be the Strait’s final game before the Christmas break. The guys host the Antigonish Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.