Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: OJHL Images/Wellington Dukes
The Wellington Dukes saw their five-game winning streak spoiled on the road Saturday afternoon.
Two goals in a span of 2:09 in the second period were the difference as the Haliburton County Huskies edged the Dukes 3-2.
Marco Iozzo put the Huskies ahead at 13:07 of the first when he beat Ethan Morrow on a shot from the right faceoff circle.
After a pair of goals were waved off, Luke Strickland evened the score with his fourth goal in four games past the halfway point of the second period.
Lucas LaPalm and Ryan Cutler drew the assists.
A powerplay marker from Alex Cunningham and an even strength counter from Leo Serlin in the final couple minutes of the middle frame ended up doing the most damage.
Corbin Roach tallied his 13th of the year 4:15 into the third from Ryan Smith and Jaxen Boyer to pull Wellington to within one goal, but couldn’t make a full comeback against the Huskies.
Haliburton’s victory widens the gap between them and the Dukes to five points ahead of a rematch on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lehigh Arena.