Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: OJHL Images/Wellington Dukes
The beat keeps playing on for the Wellington Dukes.
The club strung its point streak to 12 games with an 8-1 triumph over the North York Rangers at Lehigh Arena Friday night, led by a Barret Joynt hat trick.
Despite the points separation between the two teams, the Rangers put together a solid first period on the road, with only 15 seconds of the frame hurting them.
In that short window, Will Mitchell and Edward Moskowitz found the net with goals to put the Dukes out in front.
North York, led by no fewer than three massive saves from goaltender Hardy Westman, continued to stymie Wellington’s offence through the better part of the second.
Jared Langdon broke through with his fourth of the season to extend Wellington’s lead and Joynt added a late marker on a shorthanded breakaway to break the Rangers backs.
Though Isa Parekh got one back for the Rangers, Wellington tacked on four more, including a pair of Joynt tallies and one each from Ryan Smith and Matheson Mason.
Every player except for Creo Solomon, who won the Dukes hardest working player of the game, earned at least one point, and Jacob Osborne made 21 saves for his seventh win of the year.
Wellington has outscored opponents 19-1 in their last two games.
The Dukes are now 17-5-2-1 in total this year, ahead of a rematch with the Rangers at 2 p.m. Wednesday.