MORRISBURG–The New Blue were struck by Lightning in Men’s Roller Hockey League action on Thursday, June 28.
A storm was brewing as the two went into the evening action and then played to a 2-2 first period draw. At the end of two, the league’s so far undefeated New Blue were holding a 5-3 lead.
That’s when White Lightning struck, not once but five consecutive times to move into a commanding 8-5 lead.
The New Blue got one more against winning goaltender Barret Brundige in the 8-6 Lightning win.
Dave Summers led Lightning to their fourth win of the season with four goals, while Rob Thurler added a pair and Steve Mattice and Tyler Brown counted singles.
Answering for the New Blue were Connor Hodgson with three and Garreth Cochrane, Randy Markell and Tommy Keyes all with singles.
The New Blue continue to hold the league’s top spot with 10 points, while Lightning is close behind with eight.
In other action the Red Rockets downed the Morewood Monkeys 15-11.
The Monkeys enjoyed a third period rally that saw them out score the Rockets 6-3 but it was too little too late.
Chad McMillan had a big night for the Rockets with five goals, while Chris Phifer contributed four. Darrel Moore, Dean Moore and Justin Heuff had two goals apiece.
Answering for the Monkeys were Tyler Jones and Cody Carruthers with three apiece, Mike Thompson with a pair and Brad Johnston, Chris Embury and Jake Byers with singles.