Bulls and Mustangs split weekend league games

Roundup of last weekend's Mens Commercial League hockey action.

PORT McNEILL—Jordan Campbell scored two goals, Ethan Shaw snapped a second-period tie with the game-winner and Chad Mckenzie added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute as the Port Hardy Bulls topped the league-leading Port McNeill Mustangs 4-1 in men’s hockey league play Sunday at Chilton Regional Arena.

The game gave both teams a split of their weekend of action in league play. The Mustangs earlier blanked the Port Hardy Warriors 3-0 Friday in Port Hardy, while the Neucel Islanders of Port Alice notched a 4-3 win over the Bulls the same night.

Campbell’s first goal Sunday opened the scoring midway through the first period. Ryan Rushton answered for the Mustangs with 5:30 left in the period, sending the teams into intermission tied at one.

Shaw put the Bulls ahead with a goal off assists from Shawn Desrosiers and Carson Porter at 4:17 of the second period, and Campbell struck again with a wrister from the slot at 11:15 that glanced off the leg pad of Mustangs netminder Aaron Hinton and into the net for a 3-1 Bulls lead.

When the visitors were whistled for a penalty with 55 seconds remaining, Hinton was pulled for a sixth attacker and a two-man Mustangs advantage. But on the ensuing forecheck, the puck was knocked loose behind the Bulls net and Mckenzie spun and fired it through traffic in his zone to trickle into the empty net with 35 seconds remaining.

Tyler Fuller collected the win in goal for the Bulls, fronted by a solid defensive effort throughout the evening.

Mustangs 3, Warriors 0

Bob Wells pitched a shutout in net and Chris Dutcyvich scored a pair of goals as the Mustangs claimed the win in a contentious contest Friday at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

Marty Gage, who was involved in a late altercation, also scored for the Mustangs, and Joe Murgatroyd collected an assist in the victory.

 

 

 

B League

 

In B League action, it was nickels wild in a pair of weekend games at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. On Saturday, the Whalers and Chiefs skated to a 5-5 draw. On Sunday, the Smokers and Mainline met up and played to a tie by the same 5-5 score.

 

 

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