CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Lindsay Muskies scored first and last, but overall the Whitby Fury were just too much for them to handle, on Friday night, as they skated to a 7-2 victory.
Whitby thought they had the opening goal, just 13 seconds in, but the referee waved the goal off, as the next was off it’s moorings. The reprieve allowed the Muskies to grab an early lead, when Erich Roeder scored his 12th goal of the year from Noah Dollo, at the 6:42 mark. The Fury were able to turn the tide though, with a pair of goals just 19 seconds apart. Shane Bull scored his first of two on the night, at 12:57, then Matt Latin made it 2-1, at 13:16, with the assists going to Rory Milne and Ryan Bazzana.
Whitby led off the second period, with a goal at the 1:20 mark, when Greg Smith beat Muskies net minder Blake Curran, from Milne, and Shane Bull’s second of the game made it 4-1 at 9:04. At that point, it was apparent that the next goal would be huge. The Muskies pressed for it, but a long slap shot went into the Muskies goal, at 19:59, to make it 5-1 heading into the second intermission. That goal went to Noah Bull from Patrick Demaio.
In the third it was Maxim Clouser making his debut in front of the Muskie fans, but the Fury came right at him, as they had at Curran earlier. Jason Stachelbeck scored from Shane Bull, just 47 seconds in. Rory Milne made it 7-1, at 2:54, from Latin and Smith. Braydon Leeking rounded out the scoring for the Muskies, when his hard work in front of the net ended up with him shoveling the puck past Luke Pearson in the Whitby goal. The goal was Leeking’s 15th of the season. Roeder and Dollo picked up the assists on that goal, which came at 4:42.
After the game Head Coach didn’t have much to say, other than to praise the Whitby squad, who he said came at the Muskies hard, outworking them throughout the evening.
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