Story by Brock Ormond
Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images
Another 50-plus shot performance for the Wellington Dukes was good enough to defeat the Stouffville Spirit 4-1 on Friday night.
Nicolas Morvan was the reason Stouffville stayed relatively close to the Dukes in the visitors first trip to Prince Edward County, shielding 51 pucks from the net on 55 shots.
Wellington used a strong second period to usher out their opponents for the second straight game, scoring three times on the strength of a second effort from Jared Langdon (his fifth of the year), a clean, low shot from Edward Moskowitz (17th of the season for the game-winner), and a shorthanded speed burst from Jacob Vreugdenhil (also his 17th).
Ryan Smith made a swift move to deke out the Stouffville defence and loft a shot over Morvan’s glove hand for his ninth to round out the scoring with under five minutes left in the third frame.
Odaro Ewere scored Stouffville’s only goal at the 8:49 of the first period, but it wasn’t enough to hold onto through the whole game.
Belleville native Corbin Roach contributed two assists in the victory.
Though he didn’t face nearly the volume of shots that Morvan did, Jacob Osborne was solid when needed with 22 saves in the Wellington crease.
The Dukes extend their point streak to 14 straight games with the win and improve their record to 19-5-2-1 on the season with 41 points.
Wellington’s weekend will continue on Sunday with a stop in Brantford versus the 99ers at 3 p.m.