WEEK 1 REVIEW: EAST DIVISION
GAME OF THE WEEK REVIEW: WELLINGTON DUKES VS TRENTON GOLDENHAWKS
The Battle of Quinte had its season debut on Friday night, as the Wellington Dukes took the jaunt to Trenton to take on the Golden Hawks at Duncan Memorial. After disappointing ends to both teams seasons last year, both squads were ready to start the season off with a bang. The game started off fairly even with Trenton getting on the board early from a Danny Liscio marker. Wellington would come back with two late goals from Sophomore Joe Mckeown and new comer Steven Deeg. The second period saw the Golden Hawks tie things up and then Andrew McCann scored to put them by one. The Third period is where everything came unglued for Wellington throwing everything at Trenton goaltender Denny Dubblestyne, 54 shots. After going 0 for 4 on the powerplay frustration took its toll, forward Mike Soucier took an undisciplined Checking from Behind penalty and was ejected from the game. Trenton then added three more tallies including an empty netter to seal the deal. This was just a taste of what is to come this season in the battle of Quinte and fans should look forward to the next time these two teams meet.
GAME OF THE WEEK PREVIEW: GEORGETOWN AT WELLINGTON
After losing their last two games in not such good form, the Dudley Hewitt Cup Hosts Wellington Dukes are looking to restart with their Home Opener. With all the pressure for the Dukes to go into the Dudley Hewitt tournament as champions, and the heat has been turned up and players know that if they don’t perform they will be moved. The Georgetown Raiders come in as party crashers, another team with high expectations and so far they are on the right course posting a 2-1-1 record on opening week. They will come into the Essroc Arena trying to spoil the Dukes homecoming.
3 STARS OF THE WEEK
DANNY LISCIO- Trenton
DENNY DUBBLESTYNE- Trenton
1w, 2.00GA, 52sv, .963sv%
BRETT SENEY- Kingston
1g, 3A, 4pts
Rookie of the Week
2g, 2a, 4pts
A player that has come into the year with very high hopes after a great season in Midget, and so far he has proven the hype. A player that buzzes all over the ice, and plays at a high pace. Hopefully he can keep up the same pace and avoid a drop off.