Special to The Standard
The Wellington Dukes visited the Muskies on Friday night, and despite the fact the Fish have had a good amount of success against the foes from Prince Edward County, they were no match tonight, as the Dukes took this one by a score of 4-0.
The Muskies were icing a bit of a depleted lineup, as there were at least three regulars in street clothes, for this one.
In the first period the game started off with an even flow, but Elijah Gonsalves opened the scoring when he got in close and roofed a nice shot over the shoulder of Muskies starting netminder Dean Buchholz. The goal came at 5:25, and was assisted by Ben Roger and Joe Roy. After a second goal was waived off, the Dukes struck quickly again, when Buchholz stopped a Jacob Vreugdenhil point shot but Dawson Ellis was there to jam home the rebound. Adam Usinger grabbed the second assist. A turnover deep in the Lindsay zone, at 15:47, lead to an Andrew Rinaldi goal, from Frank Vitucci and Ben Woodhouse, to make it 3-0.
Blake Curran came in to start the second period, in goal for the Muskies, and he looked strong as the Dukes continued to out shoot the Muskies. With the Dukes on a two man advantage though there wasn’t much he could do, as Zach Uens ripped a slap shot from the slot at 10:54 to round out the scoring. The helpers on that goal went to Tim Fallowfield and Gonsalves.
Tempers began to flare over in the third period with a number of inciting penalties and misconducts handed out but there were no more goals.
Logan Bateman picked up the shutout for Wellington, as the Dukes out shot the Muskies by a count of 50-24.
The next action for Lindsay is Sunday night, in Trenton.
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