Three Nova Scotia teams share top spot in the major midget standings at The Chronicle Herald East Coast IceJam Hockey Tournament.
The Halifax McDonalds, Steele and Weeks are all 2-0 after wins on Thursday at the BMO Centre.
Halifax 2, Moncton 0: Sebastian Lever picked up the shutout and Justin Hardie and Jarrett Todd had power-plays goals as the McDonalds blanked the defending champion Moncton Flyers.
Cape Breton West 3, Central Impact 0: Kenzie MacPhail picked up the shutout as the Islanders blanked the Impact. James Beaton, Dylan Chisholm and Bryce Thompson scored for the Islanders while Calvin Denny and Dave Matthews each had a pair of assists.
Steele 2, TriPen 1: Ben Mercer and Jacob Christie scored in the third period to help the Dartmouth team to its second win. Mark Davis had the TriPen goal.
Weeks 6, East Coast 2: Blake Kontuk and Thomas Schnare each recorded a pair of goals as Weeks improved to 2-0 with a win over the Blizzard. Riley MacKinnon and Landon Sim added singles for Weeks. Tanner Hawkins and Nicholas Moore replied for the Blizzard.
Cole Harbour 4, Kensington 3 (OT): Matt Power potted the winner in an extra session for the Wolfpack. Ben Boyd, Cole Foston and Carter Murchison also scored for the winners. Austin Arsenault, with a pair, and Duncan Picketts replied for the Wild.
Charlottetown 2, N.S. Minor Midget All-Stars 1: Simon Hughes and Nick Reeves provided the scoring in the Knights’ win. Luke Pottie had the goal for the All-Stars.
Saint John 5, Western 1: Jake Kyle collected a goal and three assists for the Vitos while Ayden Arsenault, with a pair, Carter McCluskey and Jacob Oulette also scored. Riley Simms had the Western marker.
Six teams own 2-0 records including the defending champion Moncton Hawks and Nova Scotia's Wear Well Bombers, ACCEL Hawks, The Novas, The Gulls, and Kings Mutual Wildcats.
Novas 3, Port City 1: Leyton Stewart and Tyler Peddle each had a goal and an assist as The Novas downed the Sharks.
Riley Sampson also scored for the Antigonish team while Josh Corscadden had the Sharks marker.
Wear Well 11, Northwest 2: Ben Wallace scored four times for the New Glasgow team. Logan Crosby and Cade Mosher each added a pair while Lane Lochead, Kaden Smith and Jayden Duplessis had singles. Colby Morin and Bradly Nadeau had the Northwest markers.
Moncton 6, Truro 1: Philippe Collette scored a goal and added four assists and Nicholas Nadeau a hat trick as the Hawks downed the Bearcats. Justin Gendron added a pair to round out the scoring for the Hawks.
Alexander Field scored for the Bearcats.
Valley 3, Central Attack 2: Cole Burbidge, Will Shields and Jacob Gerhardt scored for Kings Mutual. Brett Arsenault and Landon Perry replied for the P.E.I. squad.
Eastern Express 4, Bedford 3: Harry Clements scored in overtime to lead the Express. Caleb MacDonald’s second goal of the game tied the score at 3-3 for the P.E.I. team with only six seconds remaining in the third period. Wood James had the other Express goal while Max Hilton-King, Tristan LeBlanc and Lucas Taylor replied for Bedford.
The Rangers 3, Kennebecasis 2: Sam LeDrew netted the winner for the East Hants/Sackville team while Devon Francis and Ryland Skerry also scored. Nick Beatty and Ian Dickie countered for the Kings.
Fredericton 5, Joneljim 1: Sam MacFarlane and Gus El-Tahhan each scored twice for the Blues while Luc Ruff had a single.
Riley Crane scored for the Cougars.
TriPen 5, MidIsle 2: Dylan Holloway, Evan Russell, Alex Crane, Riley Adams andf Jessie Harris scored for the Ice while Carson MacDougall had a pair for the Matrix.
ACCEL 3, St. John’s 2 (OT): Andrew Lordon fired the winner in overtime for the Hawks. Elijah Leniwand and Liam Welsh added singles for ACCEL while David Fisher and Jack Hopkins found the mark for the Hitmen.
South Shore 4, TriCom 3 (OT): Brennan Coleman’s second goal of the game was the winner in OT for the Lumberjacks. Kayden Harlow and Dylan Rafuse added singles for South Shore. Landen Todd, Michael Strapp and Evan Cross tallied for the Thunder.
Gulls 8, Central 0: Quinn Kennedy had four goals while singles went to Carter Graves, Reece Peitzsche, Owen Phillips and Max Baldwin. Ben MacDonald had the shutout.