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Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – November 25, 2017

The Blenheim Blades scored two goals to start their 4-1 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers Saturday night at Blenheim Memorial Arena.

The Blades are currently in seventh place in the PJHL Stobbs Division with 19 points. Wallaceburg is last with four points.

Bryce Broad opened the scoring hallway into the first period for the Blades. Christian Moccia doubled the Blenheim lead to 2-0 with a power play goal. Drew Marlatt and Dede Cato assisted on both goals.

Marlatt and Cato scored goals of their own for the Blades in the middle period. Marlatt’s goal at 1:43 extended the lead to 3-0, then Cato scored before the end of the frame.

The Lakers were able to get one goal in before the end of the game. Evan Brown avoided the shutout with 1:32 left in regulation.

Eric Stewardson stopped all but one of the 27 shots he faced in net for the Blades. Travis Moore had 47 saves in goal for Wallaceburg.

The Lakers travel to Amherstburg Sunday night, while Blenheim is off until December 3 when they welcome Mooretown.

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Aaron Jamieson scored two third-period goals as the Sarnia Legionnaires beat the Kings in Komoka 8-1.

Sarnia sits in fourth place in the GOJHL Western Conference with 31 points. Komoka is tied for seventh place with Strathroy for 16 points.

The Legionnaries got off to a big lead in the first period, with three unanswered goals. Nolan DeGurse started things off at 3:22 of the frame. Jarret Marks doubled the Sarnia lead about two minutes later and Joey Zappa completed the trifecta before the first intermission.

Sarnia added two more goals after the second period began, from Joel Pavey and Greg Hay, before the Kings got on the board at 43 seconds left in the period, thanks to a goal by Isaac McLean. The score was 5-1 Lagionnaries after two periods of play.

Jamieson scored his first goal after the 16th minute of the third period. Matt Stoia soon followed that goal with a power-play score, and Jamieson put up his second one with 25 seconds left in regulation.

Will Barber stopped 33 out of 34 shots in net for Sarnia. Reagan Gies took the loss for Komoka with 34 saves out of 42 attempts.

The Legionnaires travel to London Wednesday to face the Nationals, while the Kings are in LaSalle to take on the Vipers.

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Kevin Hu scored a hat trick as the St. Thomas Stars beat the Rockets in Strathroy 4-2.

The Stars now have 33 points and sit in third place in the Western Conference, just two points behind the Leamington Flyers and the Nationals.

Hu scored twice in the first period, starting at just 65 seconds into the period. Cal Horvat doubled the St. Thomas lead to 2-0 just after the midway point, and Hu scored his second goal at 13 minutes of the period for a 3-0 Stars lead after one stanza.

The Rockets cracked the scoreboard just before the eight-minute mark of the second period, on the power play by T.J. Harris. The Stars led 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. Strathroy’s Liam Whittaker got a game misconduct in the period for checking from behind.

Hu completed his hat trick with a short-handed goal at 5:26 of the third period. The Rockets pulled one closer later in the period with a Cameron Rombouts goal.

Anthony Hurtubise saved 21 shots in goal for the Stars. Zack Weir stopped 26 shots in net for Strathroy.

The Stars visit Leamington on Thursday night. Strathroy hosts LaSalle next Saturday.