Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: Ed McPherson/OJHL Images
Another offensive boom gave the Wellington Dukes a sixth consecutive victory on Sunday.
Wellington got points from every skater except two in a 10-0 rout of the Mississauga Chargers, giving the club an 18-4 aggregate score in their two weekend home games.
For the second straight game, the Dukes got the home crowd energized early with a big first period, getting markers from Barret Joynt, Luke Lapalm on a shorthanded rush and Jacob Vreugdenhil on a powerplay.
Joynt ignited a four-goal second frame with his second of the game and fourth of the season, with Lapalm, Matheson Mason, and Jared Langdon following up with markers.
The Dukes train kept rolling in the third period, with Corbin Roach counting his third goal in two games on the weekend. The two Connors – Paronuzzi and Hunt – rounded out the scoring to give Wellington its second 10-goal game of the season.
Joynt led the way with four points, and Lapalm chipped in with three to spark the powerful Dukes offence.
JH Lages, picked up from the United States in early October, recorded his first two points as a Duke, both assists.
Ethan Morrow earned his second shutout in three starts with 22 saves, including a few quality stops in the early going to frustrate the Chargers.
Wellington’s record is now 12-5-2-0 on the season with 26 points.
The Dukes get set for three games in four nights this weekend, the first coming on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Toronto against the St. Michael’s Buzzers.