Lisson and Pimm help Dukes silence Panthers

Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Wellington Dukes

Jack Lisson’s first OJHL shutout and Hayden Pimm’s two goals highlighted a tidy road effort for the Wellington Dukes on Friday.

Lisson’s 30 saves gave Wellington a 3-0 victory over the Pickering Panthers to improve to 14-9-0-2 on the season.

Both of Pimm’s tallies (second and third of the year) came on tip-ins at the 6:47 mark on Zach Carrier’s initial shot and at 16:29 when he got a piece of Colin Smith’s floating point shot.

Caleb McDonald and Ethan Quick registered helpers on the two goals that carried Wellington through the second period and into the third.

Wellington’s strong defensive play and timely offensive efforts gave them a chance to finish off the pesky Panthers with a Pana Efraimidis laser at 6:54.

Cory Jewitt and Ben Vreugdenhil dd the grunt work to loosen the puck for Efraimidis who was never touched as he stepped into the high slot and wire a shot past ex-Picton Pirates netminder Ethan Beattie for his sixth of the year.

The shot count finshed at 30-29 for the Panthers.

The Dukes are off the rest of this weekend and enjoy a bit of rest before running through another three-game-in-three day gauntlet next weekend starting on Friday with a game versus the Aurora Tigers at 7:30 p.m. at the Duke Dome.