Pirates lose a pair

PORT HAWKESBURY: The Junior Pirates were unable to score a win last Friday or Sunday.

The Bulldogs managed a 5-1 win over the Strait on Friday, as Cameron Boyd (from Randon MacKinnon and Mitchell Dilosa) was the only Pirate able to put the puck in the net. That goal came near the end of the first period, setting the score at 2-1 Bulldogs going into intermission. 

Scoring for Antigonish were Shawn Long, Kieran Devine, Logan DeYoung, Anthony Sharp, and Taylor Leger. Brian MacDougall assisted on three goals. Charles Jensen stopped 41 of 42 shots for the Bulldogs.

Matthew Stymest faced 21 shots for the Pirates.

The Pirates were a little shorthanded, as they entered the game with only 15 skaters and four of those were APs. With that, the Strait left the game with even fewer players, as Nathan Hayes, Duncan MacInnis, and Mitch Warner were all ousted for scrapping.

Tyler VanOirschot and Connor Fraser had fighting majors for the Bulldogs.

On Sunday, the Pirates visited Glace Bay and, with the exception of Warner’s power play goal in the second, the maroon and white were unable to manage much scoring. The final was 6-1.

Mike O’Reilly stopped 29 of 35 shots for the Pirates and Morgan Timmons assisted on Warner’s goal. Joseph MacDonnell had a scrap for the Pirates in the second, as he duked it out with Brandon MacLean.

This time out, the Pirates had a bench of 14 players.

Junior hockey is done now for the 2016 section of the league schedule, but action resumes for the Pirates on January 6 when Glace Bay visits Port Hawkesbury for a 7:30 p.m. start.