Sharks Hold Off Canadiens
Despite having to fight off several power plays, the Wheatley Sharks were able to defeat the Belle River Canadiens, 3-1.
Wheatley was sparked by Sebastian Kanally, who tallied one goal and one assist. Kanally scored 19:57 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wheatley. Riley Babkirk picked up the assist.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 18:02 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
The Sharks put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Belle River to score on any of its six power plays.
Wheatley additionally got points from Babkirk, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Luke Gagnon also scored for Wheatley. More assists for Wheatley came via Kyle Quick, Craig Adamson, and Lucas Raffoul, who contributed one a piece.
The Canadiens did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Belle River averages 4.1 goals per game.
The Canadiens were led by andy gossman, who scored the team’s only goal. Gossman scored 16:28 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Belle River. Guy Levesque provided the assist.
Marc Tremblay made 17 saves for Wheatley on 18 shots. The Sharks totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Wheatley ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Nikko Sablone was ejected from the game. Zakk Olvin rejected 22 shots on goal for Belle River. The Canadiens ended with 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major. For Belle River, Jordan Taylor was ejected from the game.