Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: Wellington Dukes
Wellington dispatched of the North York Rangers 8-4 at Lehigh Arena to run their season-high winning streak to five games.
A fast start gave the Dukes a boatload of confidence, with Matheson Mason burying his first goal as a Duke 2:22 into the night to spark a four-goal first period outburst.
Captain Jacob Vreugdenhil scored his team-leading 11th of the year on a powerplay, followed by Connor Paronuzzi and Connor Hunt to separate themselves from the Rangers.
North York got two back in 10 seconds in the middle frame courtesy of Nikolas Bannister and Owen Ibbotson, but Corbin Roach was able to restore the four-goal bulge before the end of the period.
He snapped home a pass from Paronuzzi off the post and in for his first, then wrapped around the net to stick in his second.
Edward Moskowitz and Ryan Smith worked in powerplay markers between a pair of Jack Rimmer tallies to complete Wellington’s 11th victory of the year.
Mason and Paronuzzi ended up with three point games, and other multi-point efforts came from Roach, Vreugdenhil, Moskowitz, Smith, David Campbell, Will Mitchell and Julien Jacob.
Campbell’s four assists put him up to a milestone number, 100 as a member of the Dukes, on the same night he was awarded the October Player of the Month for a 20-point effort last month.
Ethan Morrow stopped 23 shots for the win and helped get Wellington’s shutout streak to more than 166 minutes before it was broken by Bannister.
Wellington will suit up again Sunday at home to keep its winning streak alive against the Mississauga Chargers at 2:30 p.m.