Roller hockey down to the wire


With just two weeks of regular season play remaining in the Men’s Roller Hockey League, it remains anybody’s game.

After another week of action on, July 26, New Blue and White Lightning remain tied for the league’s top spot with 14 points.

Last Thursday night, New Blue trampled the Morewood Monkeys 16-5, while White Lightning doubled the Red Rockets 10-5.

Coming up this Thursday night, August 2, Lightning plays the Monkeys and New Blue takes on the Red Rockets.

Justin Elliott was back in form as he led the New Blue to the 16-5 win against the Morewood Monkey with eight goals. Jamie McIntosh, Garreth Cochrane and Connor Hodgson supplied two goals each and Tommy Keyes and Nick McGill added singles.

Will McIntire was in the New Blue net for the win.

Justin Heuff answered for the Monkeys with two goals and Chris Embury, Tyler Jones, and Jake Byers all scored singles.

Kyle Shane was in net for the Monkeys’ loss.

New Blue led 5-2 after the first period and added six more in the second to carry an 11-4 lead into the third period.

Dave Summers, Brandon Buma, Billy Henderson and Tyler Gallinger scored two goals each as Lightning nabbed the Red Rockets for a 10-5 victory.

The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the first period, but in the second, while goaltender Barret Brundige held the Rocket from the scoreboard, Lightning went to work for three goals and a 5-2 edge as they headed into the third period.

They out-scored the Rockets 5-3 in the third for the 10-5 win.

Steve Mattice and Rob Thurler added single goals for Lightning while Chad McMillan and Darrel Moore answered for the Rockets with two goals each and Chris Rice connect for a single.

Chris Sloan was in net for the Red Rockets loss.

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