Dukes pour 60-plus shots on goal, slip by Georgetown in double overtime

Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images

A plethora of shots were thrown at the Georgetown Raiders, but the Wellington Dukes still needed to win on their last shot of Wednesday night’s affair.

Ethan Quick knocked a rebound out of mid-air on a four-on-three powerplay in the second overtime session on Wellington’s 61st shot of the night in a 2-1 win.

Both goaltenders dominated the storyline of the game, with Georgetown’s Finn Wilson making several of his 59 stops in the first two frames and Shane Shelest of the Dukes kept pace with some equally stellar saves.

Dimitri Tzaferis eventually broke the ice on a late second period 5-on-3 powerplay marker, switching spots with Pana Efraimidis and one-timing a blast under Wilson’s blocker for a 1-0 Wellington lead.

Georgetown clawed back into the game in the third period, tying the score with a loose puck rebound being slid in by Quinn Tavares on the powerplay at 10:41.

After trading chances back and forth through man advantages in the third and first overtime, Quick came up clutch with his OT heroics 90 seconds into the fifth period of action, scoring off a missed Connor Hunt opportunity.

Cory Jewitt grew his team-leading point total to 27 by assisting on both Wellington markers.

The Dukes 61 shots were a season-high and they did it without two of their top point-getters, Zander Latrielle and Austin Montgomery-Parsons.

Shelest was strong again in turning aside 32 of 33 Raiders chances for his fourth victory as a Duke.

Wellington is now 11-7-0-2 on the season and after a rare Friday off, will ride a four-game winning streak into North York on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.