The Wallaceburg Lakers pounded the Dresden Kings last night 9-5 in a high scoring affair. Lakers forwards Justin Whitson and Sammy Jasmin each scored a hat-trick and picked up an assist in the win, while Jeff Nolfo chipped in with 5 assists. Jesse Allen had a four point night for Dresden, with a goal and 3 assists. Joel Sowinski stopped 50 shots in the victory. Wallaceburg remains in 8th place in the league with 20 points, while Dresden sits in 7th with 28 points.
The Chatham Maroons lost a heart breaker last night to London, as the Nationals won 4-3 in OT. Chatham had taken the lead in the 3rd period, but London tied things up with about 5 minutes left in regulation. The Maroons remain in first in the Western Conference with 47 points, five ahead of Leamington.
And it was Lasalle tripling up Sarnia 9-3.
World Junior Hockey News
Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls will be Canada’s starting goaltender for their World Junior pre-competition game against Finland on Thursday. He has a 15-7-3 record and 2.17 goals-against average with Belleville this season.
There could still be hope for an NHL season. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was asked on a radio show yesterday if there would be a season, to which he replied yes. NHLPA head Don Fehr responded by saying he hopes Daly is right. The lockout enters Day 96.
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