Junior Hockey Wrap-Up – November 13, 2016

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The Lakeshore Canadiens got the upper hand in the battle for division supremacy in a 7-4 victory over the Blades in Blenheim Sunday night in junior C action.

Lakeshore pulled within two points of Blenheim in the PJHL West Conference’s Stobbs Division standings.

The first period consisted of the two teams exchanging goals, with Blenheim’s Keir Cumming striking first, on the power play at 2:22 in.  Lakeshore’s Jake Nimmo responded about three minutes later with a goal of his own to tie it up.  The Blades’ George Wood gave Blenheim a 2-1 lead with a goal at 6:14, but Lakeshore would knot it again with Connor Rosaasen on the score at 8:58 into the frame.  Blenheim took the lead once more with a Carter Wright goal, and it would hold for almost five minutes until 18:06, when Lakeshore’s Mejoe Gasparovic had yet another equalizer.  Blenheim would get the last word in the period with a goal from Nate Broek to give Blenheim a 4-3 lead at the first intermission.

The rest of the game was all Lakeshore.  Joe Binder got the first of two goals on the night at 9:26 in the second period, and Aaron Moore scored an insurance goal on the power play with just 20 seconds left in the period.  The third period brought two more Canadiens goals, the second of the night for both Binder and Nimmo.

Mitch Topliffe was the winning goalie for Lakeshore, making 23 stops out of Blenheim’s 27 attempts.

The Blades have quick turnaround, traveling to Wheatley Monday night to meet the Omstead Sharks.  Lakeshore welcomes the Admirals to the Atlas Tube Centre on Friday.

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The Amherstburg Integrity Admirals showed off new road uniforms, and the confidence appeared to translate into a 3-2 win over the Kings in Dresden.

Geoffrey VandenBoorn and Kaden Ritchie of the Kings, plus Curtis Prymack and Cory Burns of the Admirals each scored a goal and an assist for their teams.

There was no scoring in the first period, but Ritchie scored in the second period to put Dresden on the board.  The Admirals would then score three unanswered power play goals that carried into the third period.  Jordan Luciw and Prymack would score on the extra-man in the remainder of the second period, while Burns got his goal at 2:33 in the third period.  VandenBoorn would pull Dresden within one with 28 seconds left in regulation, but the Kings would run out of time.

Connor O’Reilly stopped 20 out of 22 Dresden shots in goal.  Jake Sowinski faced 33 Amherstburg shots in net for Dresden, stopping 30 of them.

Dresden will host Blenheim on Friday night.