Goodick, Fisher power Jr. Pens split of NSJHL game action

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LANTZ: The East Hants Junior Penguins had a week where they split their games, winning and losing in NSJHL play.

At home at the Keith Miller Arena in the East Hants Sportsplex—dubbed “The Igloo” by the team—the Pens trailed 4-1 after the first period, before trying to rally for the comeback win but fell short 6-4 to the Antigonish AA Munro Bulldogs.

Connor Goddick led the Pens with two goals and two assists, while Gavin McCready and Sam Shaw each had single markers.

Evan McHenry of the Penguins carries the puck into the Antigonish zone, before getting tripped up and going flying but remaining focused on the puck and getting it towards the net. The Pens lost the game 6-4. (Healey photo)
Evan McHenry of the Penguins carries the puck into the Antigonish zone, before getting tripped up and going flying but remaining focused on the puck and getting it towards the net. The Pens lost the game 6-4. (Healey photo)
Evan McHenry of the Penguins carries the puck into the Antigonish zone, before getting tripped up and going flying but remaining focused on the puck and getting it towards the net. The Pens lost the game 6-4. (Healey photo)

Quinn MacDonald had three assists, while Dartmouth’s Bruen Fisher had a pair of helpers in the contest. Adam Peruzza had a single assist.

Chris Malette was tagged with the loss surrendering four goals on 12 shots, while Jaiden Debruyn gave up two goals on 16 shots over the final two periods in relief.

On Oct. 13 in Pictou County, a four goal second stanza led the offensive explosion for the Penguins en route to a 6-2 victory.

Quinn MacDonald had the big stick with four goals, while adding two assists for a six point night. Gavin McCready had a goal and a helper, while Kris Jansen chipped in a single tally.

Adam Peruzza got on the scoresheet with three assists, and Bruen Fisher was in on the action again with two assists. Chris Lanthier also had an assist.

East Hants Penguin Bruen Fisher carries the puck into the Antigonish zone and looks for an open teammate as a Bulldog defends him during Oct. 11 game action in Lantz. Antigonish won the game 6-4. (Healey photo)

Fisher was out injured since the home opener due to injury, and returned in fine fashion with four points over two games.

Brent Walters earned the goaltending win stopping 25 of 27 pucks sent his way.

East Hants, who sits tied for first in the Fred Fox Division, was to host Pictou on Oct. 18, before hitting the road for games Oct. 20 and 21 in Liverpool and Sackville.

The Pens return home Oct. 25 when they welcome Fall River goaltender Jonathan Pickrem and his Blazers to The Igloo for a 7:30 p.m. start. They will also host Eskasoni on Sunday Oct. 27 in a 3:30 p.m. puck drop.