September 15th, 2018 by

Busy night of junior hockey on Friday night

BURLINGTON, ON – NOV 27, 2017: Ontario Junior Hockey League game between the Trenton Golden Hawks and the Burlington Cougars. Tiger McDonald #9 of the Trenton Golden Hawks follows the play during the first period.
(Photo by Spencer Smye / OJHL Images)

Two from returnee helps Golden Hawks win home opener

A pair of goals from a returning forward lifted the Trenton Golden Hawks to a 3-1 victory over the Whitby Fury in their home opener Friday night.

Newly named assistant captain Tiger McDonald bookended the scoring, notching Trenton’s first goal of the season and a late insurance marker. Captain Peter Falivena picked up the other marker, which stood as the game-winner.

Ben Allard-Robitaille stopped 21 shots for the win in net.

The G-Hawks welcome the Georgetown Raiders to the Duncan McDonald Community Gardens Sunday at 7 p.m.

Wild night in the County, Dukes lose first game

A modest three-game winning streak to start the year is over for the Wellington Dukes.

The Brantford 99’ers topped the hosts 7-5 in an offensive-minded game.

Tyson Gilmour led the scoring for Wellington with three points, while Ben Woodhouse and Andrew Rinaldi added a goal and an assist each.

The Dukes entertain the Brampton Admirals Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Lehigh Arena.

Raiders pummel Pirates in Jr C opener

The local Jr C season opened Friday night as well and the Napanee Raiders looked like they were it mid-season form on home ice.

The Raiders, who won all but three regular season games in 2017-18, ran over the Picton Pirates by an 8-2 score.

Reid Humphrey notched four points for Napanee in the victory, Dayton Kent chipped in with three.

Matt Poole scored both goals for Picton.