Durston scores hat-trick
Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston record a hat-trick for the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday when they topped the Calgary Roughnecks, 13-8.
The Bandits are now 2-2 on the season, after losing their last two games to New England and Toronto.
Durston added 2 assists on Saturday for a 5-point night.
In four games with his new club, the 23-year-old has 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points, 4th on the team in scoring.
The Bandits will host Durston’s former club on Saturday, when the Vancouver Stealth come to town.
Belanger and Stealth lose
Wallaceburg’s Tye Belanger is 0-2 on the season for the winless Vancouver Stealth, who are 0-4 overall.
Belanger has allowed 40 goals and made 86 saves in the two games, with a.683 save percentage.
The Stealth fell to Toronto on Saturday, 24-7.
Griffith named 1st star
Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith notched his first three-point performance of the season to lead the Rochester Americans to a 3-1 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night.
Griffith notched 1 goal and added 2 assists in the win.
Here is what Griffith had to say following the win:
Griffith has recorded 5 goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 17 games with the Amerks this season.
Kings win twice, in 2nd place
The Dresden Kings won twice on the weekend and they are now alone in second place in the West Stobbs Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Dresden kicked off the weekend with a 5-7 win over the Blades in Dresden.
Kevin Ritzer, Nolan VandenBoorn, Aidan Lachine, Brendan Ritchie, Darien Davis, Jeff Williams and Lucas Spence all scored for the Kings.
Brendan Johnston made 40 saves for the win.
On Saturday, the Kings turned around and topped the Mooretown Flags, 4-2.
Ritzer scored twice, while Derek Shaw and VandenBoorn also scored.
Brendan Johnston made 36 saves for the win.
The Kings now own a 21-9-1-3 record and 46 points on the season.
The Kings are one point behind Essex for 1st place, and one point ahead of Lakeshore, who are now in 3rd place.
Dresden will host Wheatley on Friday.
Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.