The Wellington Dukes, who led by three goals at one point, survived a comeback attempt by Wellington and clinched a 3-2 victory.
The Dukes led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when Wellington’s Erick Delaurentis‘s scored at 4:53 in the second period to put the Dukes up 3-0.
Wellington excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The Toronto Junior Canadiens were unable to stop the Dukes from sending pucks towards the net, and Wellington eventually piled up 33 shots on goal.
Wellington also had goals scored by Chad Thibodeau and Trevor Cope, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Wellington were Andrew Coupland, Mike Soucier, and Steven Deeg, who each chipped in one.
Toronto’s offense rang up 32 shots on the Dukes’ net.
The Junior Canadiens were helped by Connor Prudames, who registered one goal. Prudames scored 11:22 into the second period to make the score 3-2 Wellington. Toronto also got a goal from Jake Walman as well. In addition, Toronto received assists from Ryan MacSpadyen, who had one.
Taylor Welsh recorded 30 saves for Wellington. The Dukes incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Daniel Lopapa made 30 saves for Toronto on 33 shots. The Junior Canadiens incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.