Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images
The second half of back to back games wasn’t kind to the Wellington Dukes.
Although Wellington had a 2-1 lead at one point in Saturday’s game in Georgetown, the Raiders rattled off four straight goals to sink the Dukes 5-2.
Noah Cochrane scored through a screen just 43 seconds into the first period for the Raiders, but Wellington goalie Jacob Osborne was able shut the door the rest of the frame to keep Wellington afloat.
That enabled Jaxen Boyer to break loose 5:02 into the second period and beat Mikael Kingo in the Georgetown net for his first goal of the season. Julien Jacob and Connor Hunt helped to set it up.
Will Mitchell got a touch on an Erik MacNeil point shot just over one minute later to get credit for his first of the year. Zander Latreille chipped in with an assist, his second in as many games to begin the year.
Unfortunately for the Dukes, nothing much went right the rest of the way.
Jack Guvenal put two past Osborne as part of the Raiders four-goal outburst, with Brandon Kakei picking up the game winner. Maksim Tugolukov finished the game off with the empty-netter.
Georgetown outshot Wellington 28-25 in its season opening win.
The Dukes are now 1-1 on the young season and will host the Aurora Tigers for the first time since January 2020 on Friday at 7:30 p.m.