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Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2015

NEWBRIDGE ACADEMY GLADIATORS CAPTURE ATLANTIC MAJOR MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Kensington, PE – The Newbridge Academy Gladiators defeated the Moncton Flyers 4-3 to capture the 2015 Major Midget Atlantic Championships.

Below is the game summary for the Gold Medal Game

Newbridge Academy Gladiators (Hockey NS) 4 vs Moncton Flyers (Hockey NB) 3

Starting Goalies – Newbridge Academy Gladiators #1 Matthew Williams – Moncton Flyers #31 Julian Galloway

Players of the Game – Newbridge Academy Gladiators #1 Matthew Williams   – Moncton Flyers #15 Kyle Ward 

Game Summary 

1st Period

No scoring

2nd Period

Newbridge Academy – (0:43) Kynan Berger (Assist – Ryan MacDonald, Brett Thorne)

Newbridge Academy – (5:52) Noah McMullin (Assist – Aaron Parks, Johnny Foley)

Newbridge Academy – (16:22) Morgan Barron (Assist- Noah McMullin, Ryan MacDonald) 

3rd Period

Moncton Flyers – (3:11) Kyle Ward (Assist – Nolan Alward)

Newbridge Academy (14:47) – Matt Crowell (Assist – Morgan Barrow, Noah McMullin)

Moncton Flyers – (17:11) Nolan Alward (Assist – Kyle Ward)

Moncton Flyers – (19:56) Liam Conrad 

Shots: Newbridge Academy Gladiators 36 – Moncton Flyers 23

Through the first period both teams played a tight checking affair, holding each other scoreless.  The first goal would come early in the second period when Kynan Berger opened the scoring for the Gladiators just 43 seconds into the period.  The Gladiators would extend their lead to 3 – 0 before the second period was in the books on goals by Noah McMullin and Morgan Barron.

Moncton would capitalize on a powerplay early in the third period when Kyle Ward would get them on the board and cut the lead to 3-1.

After Newbridge Academy extended their lead to 4-1 with 5 minutes to play the game looked out of reach, but the Moncton Flyers would not go down quietly and would score two late period goals to cut the lead to 4-3, but would run out of time.  The Newbridge Academy Gladiators would hold on for a 4-3 victory and become the 2015 Major Midget Atlantic Champions.

The Newbridge Academy Gladiators will now represent the Atlantic Region at the 2015 Telus Cup National Midget Hockey Championship April 20-26 in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec.

For more information, including game summaries, live webcasts, and a full schedule, please visit the event website www.majormidgetatlantics.com

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