Best’s goals lift Whitby to 3-1 victory over Wellington

The Whitby Fury relied on the scoring touch of Taylor Best, who netted two goals, to beat the Wellington Dukes, 3-1.

Best found the back of the net 2:09 into the third period to make the score 1-1 and again while 19:59 into the third to make the score 3-1 Whitby.

Wellington was stymied by Whitby netminder Tyler Feaver, who stopped 30 shots during the victory. Feaver managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.39 prior to the game.

The Fury managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Whitby ended up below its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. The Dukes were unable to stop the Fury from sending pucks towards the net, and Whitby eventually piled up 40 shots on goal.

Henry Thompson also scored for Whitby. Other players who recorded assists for Whitby were Connor Hale, Mike Panowyk, Ryan Kirkup, Jeff Murray, Greg Milner, and Adam Clements, who each chipped in one.

Wellington could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The Dukes put an average of 3.6 pucks into the net per game. Wellington forced the Fury goalie Feaver to work between the pipes, taking 31 shots.

The Dukes were led by Maurizio Colella, who scored the team’s only goal. Colella scored 9:46 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Wellington. Steven Deeg assisted on the tally.

Whitby registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. The Fury ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Jeremy Wu was ejected from the game. Tyson Teichmann made 37 saves for Wellington on 39 shots. The Dukes incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.