Scoring depth and tenacity give Islanders 2-0 playoff lead
Timing his shot perfectly, Cape Breton West forward Jack MacDonald uses the sliding Valley Wildcats defenceman as a screen to score in Saturday’s U18 Major quarterfinals playoff game in Berwick.
April 14, 2021
-by Bill Dunphy
The Cape Breton West Islanders embraced the concept of playoffs being a “new season” by outscoring the Valley Wildcats 11-3 in winning both road games of their best-of-five Nova Scotia U18 Major Hockey League quarterfinal playoff series.
Special teams were the name of the game in Saturday’s 6-0 win in Berwick, where the Islanders scored three powerplay goals and two shorthanded in front of shutout goaltending by Adam Tkacz.
On Sunday, the Islanders came from behind twice to beat the Wildcats 5-3.
“The boys showed a lot of grit, guts, and determination,” said Islanders coach Nick MacNeil.