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Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – January 28, 2018

Jack Bowler scored the go-ahead goal for the LaSalle Vipers in their 4-3 win over the London Nationals Sunday at the Vollmer Complex.

The Vipers get two points on the first-place Nationals with 56 in the GOJHL Western Conference, though still ten points behind in second place.

London scored two goals first back-to-back, with Max Vinogradov starting things off at 2:38 and Josh Coyle scoring unassisted later. The Vipers responded with two goals of their own. Aidan Ryan got LaSalle on the board at 16:05, then Brett Vorshuk scored on the power play over a minute later.

The two teams exchanged a single goal in the second frame. Carson Brookshaw gave the Nationals a lead but Manny Silverio knotted the game again for the Vipers, for a 3-3 tie after two periods.

Bowler’s go-ahead goal came at 9:15 in the final frame.

Dershahn Stewart was between the pipes for the Vipers, with 27 saves. David Ovsjannikov had 22 stops in goal for London.

Both teams are back in action Wednesday night. LaSalle hosts Strathroy, and London welcomes Sarnia.

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Jared Ratko stopped all 24 shots he faced as the Integrity Amherstburg Admirals shut out the Wallaceburg Lakers 11-0 at the Libro Centre.

Paul Bortignon collected his 100th victory as head coach of the Addys, who close out the regular season with 54 points in the PJHL Stobbs Division. For the moment they sit in second place. The Lakers are in last place with six points.

Cory Burns lead the Admirals with six points on the night, including a goal in the second period. Caleb Paquette had a goal and four assists for five points.

Zack Yott and Ryan Alexander each had two goals for Amherstburg. Carter Comeau, Travis Campbell, Ryan Holzel, Austin Jennings and Reid Stieler all had one goal scored.

Patrick Timpany and Travis Moore were in goal for Wallaceburg. They combined for 44 saves.

The Addys await their first-round playoff opponent. The Lakers end their season at home Wednesday night against the Essex 73s.

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Alixe Saliba scored a hat trick as the Wheatley Omstead Sharks beat the Blades 6-2 in Blenheim.

 

 

The Sharks are in seventh place in the Stobbs Division with 28 points and three games left to play in the regular season. Blenheim is right behind with 26 points and three games left.

Saliba’s first goal was the only one in the first period. He picked up where he left off at 15 seconds into the second period by scoring his second of the evening to make it 2-0 Sharks.

Blenheim cut the Wheatley lead in half less than two minutes later on a goal by Christian Moccia, but Cam Pickersgill got that goal back to make the score 3-1 Sharks. Bryce Broad pulled the Blades within one on the power play, but Wheatley scored two more goals before the intermission. Saliba completed his hat trick and Cole Butler scored shorthanded.

Dawson Iles added some insurance for the Sharks with the only score in the final frame.

Catalin Morin had 26 saves in net for the Sharks. Chris DeWulf and Eric Stewardson combined for 18 saves in goal for Blenheim.

The Sharks host Lakeshore Monday night in their regular season home finale. The Blades travel to Lakeshore Tuesday.