Dukes hammer Muskies to finish home regular season schedule

Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images

The Wellington Dukes put a nice bow on their regular season home schedule with an emphatic 8-1 win over the Lindsay Muskies on Sunday.

Connor Hunt packed four points, with Cory Jewitt and Nick DiPaolo chipping in three points each. to assist the Dukes in keeping tabs on second place in the East Conference.

Wellington got off to a fast start with a 3-1 lead after the first period, with Dimitri Tzaferis slinging home a powerplay marker for his 12th of the season, Hunt jamming a puck in for his 26th and Nick DiPaolo scoring his 11th on a breakaway.

Brandon Nye got one on a Lindsay man advantage, but the visitors couldn’t hold off yet another Wellington barrage.

The Dukes poured in four second period goals, with Jewitt cashing in his two goals, Ethan Quick driving one home and Zander Latreille barreling one in to chase Belleville native Ethan Fraser from the Muskies net.

Austin Montgomery-Parsons finished off the scoring with another powerplay tally in the third.

Much like Friday’s night game, the Dukes had 14 of their 18 skaters register points.

Shane Shelest, playing in his last regular season home game in Wellington, made 34 saves on 35 shots to secure his 14th win of the season and his team’s 20th at Lehigh Arena.

The Dukes improve to 34-18-0-3 with 71 points, still good enough to tie for second with the St. Michael’s Buzzers, who also won on Sunday.

Wellington’s final regular season game comes on Thursday evening at 7:10 p.m. in Leamington against the expansion Flyers.