Third straight Dukes win caps off perfect weekend

Story by Brock Ormond

Photo: Wellington Dukes/OJHL Images

A pair of first OJHL goals and a three-point afternoon for Ethan Quick sent the Wellington Dukes to a sweep of ‘Parent’s Weekend.’

The Dukes came out of a close contest with a 5-3 victory over the Stouffville Spirit on Sunday, their second straight win in front of player’s parents and families at Lehigh Arena and third in four days.

Quick, a native of Trenton, deflected Matt Whelton’s wrister over Matteo Gennaro for a 1-0 lead 8:21 into the game.

Sacha Trudel also contributed to Quick’s sixth of the year.

The Spirit had their answer late in the period after weathering the early storm, getting two quick goals off the sticks of Evan Breckles on an odd-man rush and Odaro Ewere on a breakaway thanks to a lead feed from Ryan Harvey.

Wellington got two fairly fast responses of their own with Justin Pare and Caleb MacDonald each recording their first goals as Dukes players.

Pare took a feed from Quick and ripped one off the crossbar and in at 3:54, with Austin Montgomery-Parsons drawing a second assist.

MacDonald parked himself in front and touched a Logan Goodwin shot into the back of the net for his first at 5:28. Will Mitchell set Goodwin’s shot up for the other assist.

Ewere then returned the favour to Harvey, setting the Stouffville defenceman up for the tying marker at 12:42. Former Trenton Golden Hawk Duncan Grube added the other helper.

Montgomery-Parsons unlocked the tie score with his sixth of the year, converting a backdoor feed from Ethan Quick on a powerplay just shy of four minutes into the third.

Dimitri Tzaferis extended his point streak to four straight games with another assist.

Pare hit the empty net in the last minute for his second of the game from Cory Jewitt to wrap the scoring.

Goaltender Shane Shelest was a winner in goal with 26 stops on 29 shots.

The Dukes improved to 10-7-0-2 on the year ahead of a Wednesday night road meeting with the Georgetown Raiders at 7:30 p.m.

Photos of the weekend can be seen on the Dukes Facebook page.