It was another stormy week in Men’s Roller Hockey League with Lightning making a direct strike on the New Blue for a share of the league’s top spot.
It was the second consecutive loss for New Blue who find themselves stalled at 12 points and now having to move over to share first place with Lightning who posted a very solid 9-4 win.
The evening play also saw the Red Rockets double the Morewood Monkeys 10-5 for their second consecutive victory. This keeps the Rockets in second place, now just three points back of the league leaders.
In the battle for first place, White Lightning and the New Blue both got off to a slow start offensive when they each managed just a single first period counter. In the second period, Lightning took a 4-2 lead, and in the third they turned it up a notch to out score the Blues 5-2 for the 9-4 victory.
Dave Summers led the Lightning effort with four goals and Tyler Gallinger backed him with three. Singles came from the sticks of Steve Mattice and Tyler Brown.
Answering for the New Blue were Connor Hodgson with a pair and Justin Elliott and Tommy Keyes with singles.
In other action, the Rockets went up 2-1 in the first period and 5-2 after two. They struck five more times in the third period to claim the 10-5 win from the Morewood Monkeys.
Dean Moore had a big night for the Rockets scoring five goals while Chris Phifer struck for three. Chad McMillan and Dan McLaughlin added singles.
Justin Heuff and Jake Byers had two goals apiece for the Monkeys and Mike Thompson contributed a single.