Dukes pelt Chargers net with rubber in 7-3 win

Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Ed McPherson/OJHL Images

The Wellington Dukes pelted the Mississauga Chargers with goals and shots in a 7-3 triumph on Friday night.

The play of Charger goalie Sebastian Moncada kept the game closer than the score indicated, making several of his 43 saves on 50 Wellington shots highlight-reel quality.

The Dukes stormed out of the gate with four goals on their first 17 shots, with Zander Latreille scoring on a slip pass by Will Mitchell, Ethan Quick on a tip, Connor Hunt zipping home a Cory Jewitt feed on the powerplay and Sacha Trudel poking in a loose puck in the crease.

Shawn Costello had Mississauga’s lone first period marker.

The Chargers contained the Dukes offence throughout period two and cut into Wellington’s lead on a Colin Crowley powerplay deflection goal.

Wellington could only be contained for so long, as Hunt buried a similar-looking goal to his first on another man advantage set-up by Jewitt, and Will Mitchell sunk two straight to round out the scoring.

Latreille achieved five points (one goal, four assists) for first-star honours, while Jewitt collected four helpers and Mitchell registered three points.

Justin Pare had two assists and single points/assists went to Dimitri Tzaferis, Zach Carrier and Austin Montgomery-Parsons.

Jack Lisson won for the first time since Sept. 26, making 25 stops on 28 shots.

The Dukes improve to 9-7-0-2 with 20 points on the year ahead of a Sunday matchup with the Stouffville Spirit at 2:30 p.m.