The Dresden Kings are on a roll in the Provincial Junior Hockey League West Stobbs Division, while the Wallaceburg Lakers continue to struggle. Both teams met on Wednesday at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena.
Kings 6, Lakers 4
Nolan VandenBoorn recorded a hat-trick for the Kings, in a 6-4 road win over Wallaceburg on Wednesday.
Geoffry VandenBoorn, Will Tetzlaff and Kevin Ritzer also scored for the Kings, who won their third straight game.
Lucas Spence chipped in with 4 assists, while Brendan Ritchie added 2 helpers.
Cody Hitchcock made 34 saves to earn the win.
Cody Nicolaisen scored twice for Wallaceburg, while Zachery Hartig and Ayden Letang also found the back of the net.
Travis Moore made 42 saves in a losing effort.
Kings on a roll, acquire two more players
The Dresden Kings did something that no other team has done this season… beat the Lakeshore Canadiens in regulation.
The Kings upset the Habs at the Atlas Centre on Sunday, November 5 by a score of 2-1.
Brendan Johnston was on fire between the pipes for Dresden, making 28 saves. The earned the former Chatham Maroon the first star nod after the game.
Spence and Ritzer scored the Kings goals.
In other Kings news, the squads recently acquired two new players in a trade with the Junior ‘B’ Strathroy Rockets, adding Walpole Island’s Jeff Williams and Thamesville’s Brady Hogg to their roster.
Dresden now has a 12-5-1-0 record on the season, putting them in third place in the division.
However, the Kings are only 1 point out of first place with 25 points, as the Essex 73’s and Lakeshore Canadiens are tied for first with 26 points apiece.
Dresden will host Amherstburg on Friday, before visiting Mooretown on Saturday.
Lakers skid hits 13
The Wallaceburg Lakers continue to struggle, as their losing streak has now reached 13 games.
Their record sits at 1-15-0-0 on the year, last place in the league.
The Lakers will be hosting Amherstburg in their next match on Wednesday, November 15.