Friday, February 26, 2021

Wallaceburg Thunderhawks wrap-up 2019/2020 season

The Wallaceburg Thunderhawks wrapped up their 2019/2020 season on the weekend.

The Thunderhawks hosted the Dresden Kings on Saturday night at Wallaceurg Memorial Arena. The game was a special ‘Gold’ game, as the team was raising funds for Childcan, a charity that helps families of children with cancer.

The Kings skated away with a 5-4 win.

Josh Remsik scored twice for Wallaceburg, while Brody Fraleigh and Austin Rajsigl also scored.

Tanner Cole, Chandler Glassford, Brantley Kuipers, Noah Fox and Jace Leach all scored for Dresden.

Starting goalies Nolan Hakr made 13 saves for Wallaceburg and Connor Ogg made 15 saves for Dresden. Both Hakr and Ogg were ejected from the game early in the third period after engaging in fight and earning game misconducts as a result.

Aiden Lucyk made one save the the Kings to pick up the victory, while Jacob Lister made 4 saves in the loss.

The game was played in memory of Ronny (Tuukka) Betterley and other children who have fought cancer or are currently battling it.

Ronny, who died in January of 2018 at the age of seven after a battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, was the younger brother of Wallaceburg defenceman Joe Betterley.

Rick Renders of Highway Rescue: 401 attended the game in Wallaceburg, which saw 260 people in attendance.

Renders also participated in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the game.

The Thunderhawks wore special ‘Gold’ jerseys to highlight the evening. The jerseys were raffled off following the game.

Wallaceburg turned around and played on the road on Sunday in Amherstburg. The Admirals won by a score of 1-0.

Lister made 37 saves in the loss.

Wallaceburg failed to make the playoffs once again this season, finishing the year in last place in the West Stobbs Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, with a 4-35-0-1 record for 9 points.

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