East Hants Junior Penguin Chris Lanthier skates into the Valley zone during NSJHL league play at the East Hants Sportspelx. The Leafs eked out the 3-2 win.

LANTZ: A night after suffering their first loss of the season, the East Hants Junior Penguins got back on the winning trend in fine fashion in Liverpool.

Against the Liverpool Privateers, the Pens scored five goals in the first and four in the third en route to a huge 11-6 offensive explosion victory.

The outburst was led by Quinn MacDonald with two goals and four assists. Also notching two goals each were Mark Vokey; Alex Anthony; and Kyle Randall. Vokey had three assists.

Dylan Evans, Ben O’Ball, and Adam Peruzza each had single tallies for the Penguins, who are 3-1-0-1 (won-overtime win-shootout win-loss) in the young season.

Ryan Huestis picked up the goaltending win, stopping 28 of 34 pucks that came his way.

(Healey photo)

At the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz against the Valley Maple Leafs on Sept. 29, Kyle Randall had a goal and an assist in the 3-2 loss to their Hants County rivals.

Quinn MacDonald had the other East Hants marker. Glenn McInnis, Mark Vokey, and Alex Anthony each tallied a single helper.

Ryan Huestis was tagged with the loss between the pipes for East Hants. The Wellington product turned aside 22 of 25 shots he faced.

The Pens were to host the Pirates on Oct. 5 and the Miners on Oct. 7, before hosting Pictou County, the defending league champions, on Oct. 13. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!