The Essex 73s came away with a Game 1 victory over Kingsville, but just barely. The 73s prevailed with a 2-1 win in double OT. Adam Dunmore scored the winner at the 14:13 mark of the second extra frame. Kingsville goalie Laine Parent was unbelievable on the night, stopping a whopping 80 shots in the loss. Game 2 will shift to Kingsville tonight.
Belle River slipped past Mooretown as well, winning 1-0. Game 2 turns around quick in this series as well. As the Canadiens travel to Mooretown tonight.
Also in action this evening.
Wheatley hosts the Alvinston Flyers. The Sharks lead the series 1-0.
And the Blenheim Blades host the Dresden Kings. Blenheim leads 1-0.
Keeping with the Dresden Kings:
Former Dresden Jr Kings long-time coach and Dresden Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Wayne Jacklin has died. He lost a battle with bone cancer. He was 68. Jacklin played Jr. hockey for the Kings and Chatham Maroons before coaching minor hockey in Dresden and junior hockey in Dresden, Chatham, Sarnia, Strathroy and Windsor.
No action last night.
Lasalle hosts St. Thomas.
And London hosts Lambton Shores.
No local action in the O.
Playing close to home, TJ Brodie had a solid game in a 4-1 Calgary win over Detroit. Brodie didn’t record a point, but was plus 2 in 19 minutes of ice time, recording two shots on goal.
Toronto 3 at 2 Washington – James Van Riemsdyk (2)
Buffalo 3 at 4 Ottawa
NY Rangers 1 at 3 New Jersey
Pittsburgh 4 at 2 NY Islanders
Los Angeles 4 at 2 Columbus
Tampa Bay 1 at 2 Philadelphia
Florida 2 at 3 Winnipeg (OT)
Nashville 6 at 1 St. Louis
Chicago 5 at 3 San Jose
Local curling action
Tie-breaker games were needed to determine rankings for next week’s playoff’s.
Matt Mapletoft’s – Jersey Dairy won 8 to 6 over Brian DeRooy’s- DPM Insurance for the 2nd straight week and 4th win in a row to advance to the A flight playoff’s next week.
Phil Daniel’s – Wiser’s won 8 – 5 over Bob Ingram’s – Alpine Plant food
Dan O’Neill – Microage won 7 to 4 over Brian Glover’s DeKalb Seeds
The Pistons and Raptors had the night off.