Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Wellington Dukes

An outstanding goaltending performance from Jacob Osborne gave the Wellington Dukes another victory on Saturday night.

The 19-year-old goaltender posted the first shutout of his junior hockey career to lift the to their third straight win, 3-0 over the Toronto Patriots.

Osborne was steady in keeping the pesky Pats off the board in an even first period, giving his team an opportunity to gain the upper hand.

Julien Jacob blasted his fifth goal of the season 21 seconds into a powerplay in the late stages of the first, thereby extending his point streak to four games.

David Campbell added to his team-leading assist total with the lone helper on Jacob’s tally.

The Dukes chipped in one more tally in each of the next two periods, courtesy of Ryan Smith and Corbin Roach.

Smith buried his first goal since being re-activated from an injury on another man advantage from Luke Lapalm and Barret Joynt at 17:01, his fifth of the year in total.

Wellington held off the persistent Patriots attack in the third, with Osborne’s best stop coming off a shorthanded breakaway from Ryan Nichols, sliding across with the right pad to take away any room from the shooter.

Roach beat Toronto goalie Aidan Amidovski on a rebound, notching his fifth of the year at 17:23 to ensure the Wellington win.

The only assist went to Matheson Mason, his first as a Duke in his second contest.

The Dukes improve to 9-5-2-0 with the success and now gun for four consecutive victories with a visit to Cobourg at 7 p.m. Halloween Monday.