The New Blue struck seven times in the third period and that was more than enough to take out the Morewood Monkeys in Men’s Roller Hockey League action here last Thursday.
It was actually a case of the missing Monkeys in the third period, as they had held the league leading New Blue to a 4-3 lead in the first period and trailed only 9-6 at the end of two.
While New Blue goaltender Will McIntire held the Monkeys from the scoreboard in the third, Monkey goaltender Kyle Shane gave up seven to the Blues for the 16-6 Blue win.
Garreth Cochrane and Lance Hodgson were the top Blue shooters with four goals apiece. Tommy Keyes connected for three goals, Justin Elliott had two and singles came from Jamie McIntosh, Aron Sherrer and Randy Markell.
Mike Thompson and Tyler Jones answered twice each for the Monkeys, and Chris Embury and Justin Heuff had singles.
The win allowed the New Blue to remain undefeated after four games. They hold a full four point advantage over White Lightning, who Thursday night, collected a 13-8 victory from the Red Rockets.
They led the Rockets 4-2 after the first period and 9-5 after two.
Steve Mattice had a huge night for Lightning with five goals while Brandon Buma and Chris Embury added three apiece, and Dave Summers and Bill Henderson struck for singles.
Summers added six assists to his one goal effort.
Answering for the Rockets, against Lightning goaltender Barret Brundige, were Chad McMillan, David Patterson and Dean Moore all with two goals and Craig Belanger and Darrel Moore with singles.
Chris Sloan handled the loss in the Rockets net.
The win allowed Lightning to take over the league’s second spot with four points. The Rockets are in third with three and the Monkeys have just one.