CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
The Lindsay Muskies have had about enough of the Trenton Golden Hawks this season. The Golden Hawks, who have only lost six times this season and have run away with the North East Division lead, landed in Lindsay Sunday afternoon, and took off with a 9-1 victory.
Although the score does not sound flattering to Lindsay netminder Sean Green, he actually played a terrific game, stopping 50 shots throughout.
Things started ominously for the Muskies, as they were handed a four minute penalty early on, and another two minute minor in the midst of it, but they weathered that storm and things looked good coming out unscathed. At 12:15 though, Chays Ruddy got the Hawks on the board on an unassisted goal. The Hawks then struck for two more quick ones, as Anthony Sorrentino scored from Liam Morgan at 15:35, then Morgan scored from Brandon Marinelli and Lucas Brown at 16:11, to make it 3-0 heading to the first intermission.
In the second, Braydon Leeking gave the Fish a glimmer of hope, when he scored his 4th goal of the season from Dayton Kent at 7:47. For a time it seemed that if the Muskies could only get the next goal they might find a way to climb back in, but Elliot Gerth was solid when he needed to be and kept the door shut. Trenton regained their three goal cushion at 11:35, when Sorrentino scored from Brown to make it 4-1.
In the third, Trenton really began to dominate. Brown scored from Austin Tonkovich at 6:56. Brown scored again at 11:20 from Morgan and Sorrentino. Then the Hawks notched a couple of power play goals. Mac Lewis scored the first from Ruddy and Tonkovich at 13:35, then Bryce Martin scored from Louis DiMatteo and Sorrentino at 15:06. Dawson Baker rounded out the scoring at the 17:00 minute mark on a goal set up by Tonkovich.
The Muskies now are off until Friday when they host the Newmarket Hurricanes in a game, that will no doubt be looked at as a must win, if the Muskies want to keep any playoff hopes alive. Game time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
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