Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: OJHL Images
Another game, another shutout for Jack Lisson.
The 17-year-old resident of Oakville turned out all 35 Aurora Tigers chances on his net for the Wellington Dukes Friday night in a 5-0 win, the team’s fifth straight victory at Lehigh Arena.
Lisson’s performance followed a 30-save effort in Pickering last Friday.
The Dukes treaded water through much of the first period, but hit their stride late in that frame when they scored two goals in 43 seconds on Will Mitchell’s eighth of the season and Connor Hunt’s team leading 14th.
A quick exit pass off the glass from Justin Pare led to Pana Efraimidis setting up Mitchell for his second of the game on a rush at 1:12 of the middle stanza and giving himself one of his three assists on the night.
Cory Jewitt’s persistence paid off in the period as well, whacking a loose puck in front of William Goumas through his legs for a 4-0 lead at the 6:21 mark, then added another one at 15:40, when he got a piece of Logan Goodwin’s point shot to add another notch onto the belt.
All in that time, Lisson continued to make big stops, including one on a breakaway off Jace Lavallee that directly led to the second Jewitt tally.
The Dukes closed the door in the third to seal the win and improve to 15-9-0-2 on the season with 32 points.
Along with Efraimidis’ three helpers, Goodwin and Logan Sitlani had two assists each, and Pare, Zach Carrer and Coln Smith each had one.
Next up for the Dukes is their second trip to Stouffville in as many weeks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.