by Morinville News Staff
The Morinville Senior AA Kings and Morinville Junior B Jets both played a pair of games over the weekend. Below are the results from Friday’s Jets game and Saturday’s Kings game.
Jets clip Hawks’ wings on road
Two goals a period built a steady 6-4 win for the Morinville Jets over the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks on the road Friday night.
Riley Van Brabant and Jorden Rooke earned the club their first-period 2-1 lead, and Brandon Dubuc and Jorden Rooke built to a 4-2 lead in the middle frame.
The third period saw the Jets fritter their lead away over the first four minutes with an even strength and a power play goal for the Fort. But Brandon Dubuc widened the gap to 5-4 at 9:52, and Tyler Hagel increased the win to 6-4 at 4:55.
Friday’s win brought the Jets to 11-13-1, and fifth place in the CJHL West Division. The club sat seven points behind the St. Albert Merchants, a team they were set to take on Sunday night.
Kings fail to get signal on Satellites
The Morinville Kings fell 7-3 to the Tofield Satellites in a game that never generated much momentum for the Kings.
Both teams sat scoreless for almost half the opening frame, and the Kings trailed Tofield for 12 minutes until Riley Miller pocketed one from Ashton Pietersma with 33 seconds left in the period to make it 1-1 heading into the second.
But the Satellites controlled the signal in the second period, scoring five goals on their 16 chances against Kings backstop Christopher Sharkey.
Trailing 6-1 at the top of the third, the Kings worked to narrow the gap.
Joshua Lafleche dropped the gap to 6-2 at 12:46, assisted by from Dalen Paul and Cody Issler. Ashton Pietersma brought it 6-3 with an assist from Neil Tarnasky at 8:42. But the Kings could not capitalize further on any of their other 10 chances that period. Toefield pocketed their seventh with 1:42 left in the game.
Saturday night’s loss brought the Kings to a 5-5-1 record this season, nine points behind the Tofield Satellites and the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
The Kings took on the Pontiacs Sunday afternoon on the road.
Look to MorinvilleNews.com for results from Sunday night’s games.