Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images
Another shutout win is in the books for the Wellington Dukes.
Ethan Morrow made 21 blocks for his first shutout of the season and David Campbell scored twice on the powerplay to help Wellington spook the Cobourg Cougars on the road 3-0 on Halloween night.
The Monday win came two nights after Jacob Osborne earned his first OJHL goose egg in Toronto and the Dukes beat the Patriots by the same score.
This game was a rematch of last season’s Southeast Conference quarterfinal series that Cobourg won in two games.
Campbell scored his two markers in the first, banking a shot off a Cobourg stick and past goaltender Matthew Sbrocca from Luke Lapalm at 5:14, then later on deked out the Cougars defence and stuck a backhand shot underneath Sbrocca.
Ryan Smith assisted on Campbell’s second goal at 16:57.
Wellington’s stingy defence continued to baffle the Cougars in the remaining 40 minutes, and Barret Joynt added his second goal of the season late in the second period from Smith and Jaxen Boyer to finish off the scoring.
The Dukes outshot Cobourg 30-21 for their fourth consecutive victory, all on the road.
They improve to 10-5-2-0 on the season and moving closer to the Cougars in the Southeast Conference standings.
The Dukes return home to face the North York Rangers for the first time this season at 7:30 p.m. Friday.