Dukes double Admirals to get back into win column

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Ed McPherson/OJHL Images The Wellington Dukes got back in the win column on Friday night with a 4-2 victory over a much-improved Caledon Admirals team. Liam Lucas notched a pair for the Dukes, getting Lehigh Arena buzzing with the game’s opening goal, connecting on a cross-crease feed from Will Mitchell […]

Dukes roughed up in Buffalo

Story by Brock Ormond Wednesday’s game south of the border was one to learn from for the Wellington Dukes. The team’s five-game point streak to begin the season came to a crashing end with a 7-3 defeat to the Buffalo Junior Sabres in their first visit to western New York in four years. A long […]

Dukes end up on wrong end of another high-scoring affair

Story by Brock Ormond Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images A wild finish ended in the Cobourg Cougars favour over the Wellington Dukes on Monday night. With the Dukes leading 5-4, Jordan Fuller completed a hat trick with 39 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then Belleville’s Trevor Hoskin buried the winner 1:15 into double […]

Dukes squeeze out third straight win versus Muskies

Story by Brock Ormond The Wellington Dukes made it three wins in a row on Sunday, squeezing out a 2-1 victory over the Lindsay Muskies at the Duke Dome. Connor Loerzel notched the game-winner late in the second period and Jack Lisson made 28 saves for his first OJHL victory to help the Dukes break through […]

DiPaolo hat trick lifts Dukes to big comeback win over Patriots

Nick DiPaolo’s first three OJHL goals helped the Wellington Dukes pull victory out of the jaws of defeat at Lehigh Arena on Friday night. The 17-year-old native of Burlington, Ont. darted out of the gate to score the winning goal just 17 seconds into the second overtime period, dancing through the Toronto Patriots defence and […]

Dukes bring experienced assistant coach on board

Along with acquiring two defencemen, the Wellington Dukes made a big move behind their bench to add some extra experience. The team announced the addition of Brian MacKenzie to the coaching staff on Thursday. Brian joins the Dukes family after spending four successful seasons as an Assistant GM/Assistant Coach with the Whitby Fury/Haliburton County Huskies. […]

Mitchell hat trick, Lane shutout helps Dukes crush Panthers

Story by Brock Ormond A hot start and productive special teams gave the Wellington Dukes their first victory of the young OJHL season. The Dukes did the job of spoiling the Pickering Panthers home opener with a 9-0 win on Sunday night on the strength of six powerplay markers and a shorthanded lamp-lighter. Will Mitchell […]

Dukes drop 35th anniversary season opener in overtime

A spectacular night honouring the past ended in heartbreak for the Wellington Dukes on Friday. Welcoming more than 30 alumni to the Duke Dome for their home and season opener, the team lost a 3-1 lead on back-to-back powerplay markers in the third period and then fell in overtime 4-3 to the Toronto Jr. Canadiens. […]

35 years of excellence congregating inside Duke Dome Friday night

Story by Brock Ormond 35 years of Wellington Dukes junior hockey will be in one arena on Friday night for a nostalgic celebration. Prior to the current Dukes home opener versus the Toronto Jr. Canadiens, he organization will honour more than 40 alumni players, former coaches, staff members and volunteers for their time spent with […]