Red Devils Looking For More Discipline Moving Forward

Wallaceburg Red Devils

A Wallaceburg Red Devils player gets a palm to the face after an altercation in their season opener – Photo by Barb Gammon/

The Wallaceburg Red Devils opened their season with a 15-7 win against Welland, but there is still room for improvement for the young team according to head coach Jamie Knight.

“I liked how we started the game but we got sucked into their (Welland’s) game and started to play very undisciplined,” said Knight of his team.” We took too many selfish penalties then we can’t afford to take.”

In total, the Red Devils had 70 penalty minutes compared to Welland’s 44.

Despite the penalties, several players stood out to Knight for their strong play in the win.

“Lucas Jacobs played well in net. Kellen Franquist had a strong game defensively. Tanner Cole and Tyler Davis were huge and I expect that on most nights. We were a little shaky but we did a lot of good things as well.”

Davis led the team with 9 points, including 7 goals, in the win, while Cole had 6 points.

For Knight, he believes his young team is on the right path, but discipline is a must as the challenges get greater.

“We can’t be undisciplined. We have to be way smarter making decisions that affect the team.”

Wallaceburg will host the rival Windsor Clipper Tuesday, April 23 at 8pm at Dresden Arena. Their next game is April 27 in Bothwell at 7pm.

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