|DUKES BATTLE HARD, DROP BOTH SHOWCASE GAMES|
|September 20, 2017 « Back « Previous Next »|
The young, spunky Wellington Dukes put forth two excellent efforts in games against the North York Rangers and the Toronto Jr. Caandiens at the Governor's Showcase in Buffalo. Unfortunately, they came away with just one point and no victories from the endeavour.
Here's a breakdown of both games:
RANGERS 4 DUKES 3 (2OT)
The Dukes are already getting deep into their oxygen tanks this season and they drained more out Tuesday night in their fourth double overtime game, a loss to North York.
Wellington tied the game three separate times after North York took a lead, before eventually being burned by a Kyle Clarke O.T. winner. Mitchell Martan scored once and added an assist for the Dukes, Jackson Arcan and Andrew Rinaldi notched tallies as well and Colin Doyle, Alec Tiley and Teddy McGeen picked up assists.
Pierce Nelson turned aside 22 of 26 Ranger shots in the loss.
JR. CANADIENS 3 DUKES 2
Top 2018 NHL draft prospect Jack McBain fired in two goals and a pair of Dukes defencemen scored their first OJHL goals Wednesday night in a 3-2 Toronto Jr. Canadiens victory.
Alec Tiley and Declan Carlile boosted their team and put pressure on a talented Jr. Canadiens squad, but in the end, McBain and goaltender Dalton Ewing was just too strong and they pulled out the late victory.
Creed Jones stopped 22 of 25 Jr. Canadiens shots in the losing cause. Wellington won the shot count by a hair, 26-25.
After a day off Thursday, the Dukes will look to rebound Friday in Pickering against a much improved Panthers team. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m. from the Pickering Recreation Centre.