LANTZ: The next generation of hockey stars from East Hants and Fall River area fill out the roster on several EastLink Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL) teams.
In the NSMMHL, players from the Enfield, Stewiacke, Mount Uniacke, and Fall River comprise the rosters on the Weeks Major Midgets in Pictou County; the Dartmouth-based Steele Subaru Major Midgets; and Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack.
Here they are:
F – Liam Kidney, Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack
In 13 games with the Wolfpack, Kidney—an Enfield area product—has scored twice and racked up seven points, along with six penalty minutes for his squad. It’s his rookie season.
The Wolfpack are the team that graduated another Enfield native, Shaun Miller, to the QMJHL.
F – Ethan Phinney, Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack
Phinney, from Fall River, has scored six goals and chipped in with six helpers in the 17 games he has played to date for the Wolfpack, who sit in second five point s back of league-leading Cape Breton West Islanders.
Three of his six goals came while on the man advantage, while a fourth was scored shorthanded. He has recorded 10 penalty minutes.
D – Dylan MacArthur, Cole Harbour Pro Hockey Life Wolfpack
In nine games with the Wolfpack, MacArthur, who played with the Lantz-based ACA Senators Major Bantam last year, has produced two goals and five assists.
Both of the Mount Uniacke area products tallies have come on the power-play. He also has four minor penalties to his name.
F – Carson Lanceleve, Weeks Major Midgets
The Stewiacke native has registered six goals and 15 points through 11 games this season.
Lanceleve has one shorthanded goal; a shootout goal; and 12 penalty minutes to his name. In his inaugural season in major midget hockey in 2015-2016, he played in 35 games, scoring three goals and assisting on 17 more. He’s almost surpassed those totals and the season isn’t even close to halfway over yet.
He is the younger brother of former Truro Junior Bearcats power forward Colby Lanceleve.
LW – Kyle Sexton, Steele Subaru Major Midgets
The Lockview High School student continues to show flashes of greatness as he plays in his third year in the NSMMHL, improving his stats in each of his first two years.
In 2014-2015 the Fall River native had 22 points in 34 games played. Last year, that was upped by 11 points to 33 in 38 games, and this year he has already scored eight times and assisted on five others for 13 points over 13 games.
RW – Alexander Allain, Steele Subaru Major Midgets
Allain, from Fall River, has scored twice and chipped in six helpers through 13 games played this year to sit fifth in team scoring on the Subaru’s.
The five-foot-11, 160 pound right winger has both his goals with the man advantage and has recorded four penalty minutes.
G – Nolan Boyd, Steele Subaru Major Midgets
In his rookie season with the Subaru’s in the NSMMHL, Boyd as a 3-3 (won-loss) record playing in 363.52 minutes of regular season game action.
The Fall River native has surrendered just 15 goals on 179 shots he has faced for a 2.48 Goals Against Average and an astounding 91.6 save percentage.
Prior to games Oct 16 and Oct. 22, Boyd had won his previous three starts, including a shutout over Cole Harbour on Oct. 12. It would appear that Boyd is continuing his impressive campaign from a year ago in major bantam with the Bedford Barons.