New Blue take early roller hockey lead


Week two of the Men’s Roller Hockey League is completed and taking the early lead is the New Blue entry.

The New Blue collected their second consecutive victory Thursday night, 12-5 over the Red Rockets, while White Lightning picked up win number one, in a 12-7 encounter with the Morewood Monkeys.

Justin Elliott was the man to stop in the New Blue’s 12-7 win over the Red Rockets, but the Rockets failed to do so.

Elliott struck for six of the New Blue goals and added a pair of assists against Rockets’ goaltender Chris Sloan.

Tommy Keyes backed Elliott with a pair and singles were scored by Jamie McIntosh, Randy Markell, Connor Hodgson and Colton Robinson.

Answering for the Rockets were Chris Phifer and Dean Moore with two goals apiece and Chad McMillan  with a single.

Will McIntire was in net for the New Blue win.

Brandon Buma led the Lightning to their 12-7 win against the Monkeys with six goals, including the last four of the game.

The game remained close, 4-3 for Lightning after one, and 6-4 after two, but in the third they turned it up a notch with Buma’s performance to coast to the win.

Dave Summers backed Buma with three goals and singles were scored by Billy Henderson, Steve Mattice and Kyle Sob-   ering.

Chris Embury answered three times for the Monkeys, while Cody Carruthers added a pair and Mike Thompson and Ryan Hay scored singles.

Barret Brundige was in the Lightning net for the win and Kyle Shane gave up the Monkeys loss.

The New Blue leads the league with four points, while Lightning and the Red Rockets are tied with two points each. The Monkeys are still looking for their first win.

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