Vipers pound Cataracts in penalty-filled game

Darrell Cole
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SPRINGHILL  Even though the Kensington Vipers are 2-0, Wade Waddell feels his club will have to play better if it wants to win the Don Johnson Cup.

The Vipers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and scored four more in the second en route to a 9-3 win over the Central Junior Cataracts in Day 3 action at the Atlantic Junior B hockey championship here Thursday.

Im really not too thrilled about the game. There was no discipline and it was sloppy, Waddell said following the game. It wasnt hockey. There was absolutely no composure on either team.

The win sets up a battle of unbeatens today at 12:30 p.m. as the Vipers meet the East Hants Penguins while they also face the host club, the Cumberland County Cool Blues, at 8 p.m.

At the end of the day that game didnt make us any better. There are still a lot of things we got to work on, Waddell said. Were going to go back to our hotel tonight and have a little meeting. We got a big game against East Hants and if we put out that kind of effort were going to be in big trouble.

Kirk MacPhee and Matt Weeks each had a goal and two assists for the Vipers, who got goals from nine different players and scored five power play markers, while Brodie Sanderson, Brett Vessey and Marc Habot each had a goal and an assist. Courtney Forsyth, Andrew Hayes, Cory Conway and Morgan Cooke each had single goals.

Skylar Huslter had four assists with Brad Parsons adding a pair and Jonthan Doiron and Dan OShea each adding single helpers.

Doiron felt it was a tough game to play with all the penalties.

Its a win but it wasnt pretty, he said. Its a tough game to play to get ready for Nova Scotia. We just have to keep our focus on the bench and stay disciplined.

Ryan Price, Andrew Little and David Nippard scored for the Cataracts.


Organizations: Don Johnson, Cumberland County Cool Blues

Geographic location: Hants, Nova Scotia

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