Kings topple Barons

Above: The Morinville Kings start their home games by bringing a minor hockey player on the ice for warm up and the National Anthem. Tonight Tim Nolte showed Initiation Mustang player Zachary Thiel the ropes.

by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville Kings sit in second place in the North Central Hockey Leagues North Division at 4-2-1 after toppling the visiting Devon Barons 5-3 Saturday night.

As happens so often in Morinville Kings games, the club came from behind to win the game.

The Kings trailed the Barons 3-1 at the end of 20, the club’s only goal of the frame coming at 8:45 from Chris Wilson off assists from Dalen Paul and Jordan Pelletier.

But backstop Christopher Sharkey, who made 43 saves and took first star of the game, kept the Barons off the board for the remaining 40 minutes.

The Kings advanced by two in the middle frame to tie the contest at 3-3.
Branden Domoslai picked up a powerplay goal from Wayne Gatza and Riley Miller at 14:43, and Ashton Pietersma tied it up from Wayne Gatza and Jamie Johnson 4:26.

Brayden Arcand picked up the Kings fourth unassisted at 19:30 and pocketed the fifth into an empty net with five seconds left in the game.

The Kings are on the road this week with a November 27 game against Daysland Nov. 27 and a Nov. 28 game against Whitecourt.

The club does not play at home again until Dec. 12, when they will take on Toefield.

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