Morinville hockey briefs

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Kings on the win

The Kings won two straight over the weekend with a 5-4 OT win in Westlock Friday night and a 7-4 victory over the Rocky Rams Saturday night.

As they had the week before, the Kings poured it on in the third period of Friday night’s road game to face the Westlock Warriors.

After trailing 2-0 at the end of the first and second period, the Kings pounded back with two goals early in the third period to bring it to 2-2. A third Westlock goal was answered with two more from the Kings to bring it to 4-3 with 9:26 left in the third. A late period contribution from Westlock brought the game to 4-4 and drove the contest into overtime.
Despite trailing by two for the first 40 minutes Friday night, Wayne Gatza brought the Kings their overtime win with an assist from Timothy Nolte and Joel Pelletier.

Saturday night brought the Kings back home for a matchup with the Rocky Rams, a club that enter the Ray McDonald Sports Center 0-4 this season and averaging 2.5 goals per game.

Little changed in the way of luck for the Rams. The Kings took them down 7-4 to earn back-to-back weekend wins and give the Rams an 0-5-0 record this season.

Leading 3-1 at the end of the opening frame, the Kings built to a 6-3 lead at the end of 40 minutes. Both sides rippled the mesh in the final frame, giving the Kings a three-goal margin on their win.

Goals were spread throughout the club with six shooters pocketing seven goals. Dalen Paul picked up goal six and seven to earn himself another four points.

The Morinville Kings travel to Edson Nov. 15 for an 8 p.m. game. The club returns to home ice Nov. 22 for the rematch.

Red Wings clip Jets in home-ice contest

The Morinville Jets fell 6-2 to the visiting North Edmonton Red Wings Sunday night.

The Jets ended the first period trailing the Red Wings 1-0, but were trailing 3-1 at the end of 40. The final frame did not add much for the Jets, who managed one goal during the period to Edmonton’s three.

Sunday night’s home-ice loss brings the Jets to a 9-5-1 record this season and places them in fourth place in the Capital Junior Hockey League.

The Jets take to the ice against the Spruce Grove Regals at home Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m. and take to the road Nov. 21 for an 8 p.m. game against the St. Albert Merchants.

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