48th annual Eric Jessome Memorial Kensington, P.E.I.-Bedford, Que., Peewee Friendship Hockey Exchange
KENSINGTON – Organizers could not have asked for two better evenly-matched teams in the 48th annual Eric Jessome Memorial Kensington, P.E.I.-Bedford, Que., Peewee Friendship Hockey Exchange.
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Tyler Peters fires the puck past Bedford goaltender Elle Loup Jacques Benoit for Kensington’s first goal of Saturday evening’s game at Community Gardens. The first half of the 48th annual Eric Jessome Memorial Kensington, P.E.I.-Bedford, Que., Peewee Friendship Hockey Exchange was held over the weekend. Kensington pulled out an exciting 2-1 win.
The host Kensington team pulled out an exciting 2-1 victory on Saturday evening.
The Bedford contingent visited Kensington over the weekend for the first half of this year’s event. Kensington will make the return trip to Quebec in February.
At Community Gardens, Tyler Peters opened the scoring in the first period to give Kensington a 1-0 lead. The score stayed that way until Jordan Haslam found the back of the net 12 seconds into the middle frame to give Kensington a 2-0 lead.
The score remained that way until Vincent Gnocchini spoiled the shutout bid of Kensington keeper Cameron Paynter with 40 seconds remaining in the third period, setting the stage for an exciting finish that had fans of both teams on the edge of their seats.
One of the trademarks of the exchange is lasting friendships and sportsmanship. There was no better example than in the second period. A Bedford player, after being stopped by Paynter on a good scoring opportunity, immediately skated over and patted the Kensington goaltender and congratulated him on the save.
There were no penalties called in the game.
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