Cope leads Wellington over Oakville, 5-1

The Wellington Dukes’ Trevor Cope had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing two assists in his team’s 5-1 win over the Oakville Blades.

Cope found the back of the net on the power play 9:52 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Wellington and again while on the power play 14:19 into the third to make the score 4-1 Wellington.

Oakville was stymied by Wellington netminder Tyson Teichmann, who stopped 25 shots during the victory. Teichmann managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.19 prior to the game.

The Dukes’ penalty kill excelled, as Wellington gave up zero goals despite allowing eight power plays.

The Dukes stifled the Blades’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wellington kept Oakville’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Mark Manolescu made 53 saves on 58 shots.

Wellington also got points from Erick Delaurentis, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Steven Deeg, who also had one goal and one assist. Wellington also got a goal from Mike Robinson as well. More assists for Wellington came via Jacob Panetta and Kyle Paat, who each chipped in one and Chad Thibodeau and Joe McKeown, who contributed two a piece.

The Blades did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Oakville puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game.

The Blades were led by David Dischiavi, who scored the team’s only goal. Dischiavi scored 14:15 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Wellington.

The Dukes incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Oakville incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.