Boosted by a strong start, the Wellington Dukes took Round 2 of the “Battle of Quinte” in enemy territory Friday night, dispatching the Trenton Golden Hawks 5-2.
Andrew Rinaldi recorded a hat trick to lead the offence for Wellington, Zach Nelson added his first goal as a Duke with an assist and Tyson Gilmour added the other tally.
Elijah Gonsalves helped out on three Dukes goals, while Ben Woodhouse, Brett Humberstone, Ben Addison and Tim Fallowfield all chipped in with single assists.
Trenton got its goals from Tiger McDonald and Ethan Cardwell, with helpers going to Steven Elliott, Mack Warren, Michael Mannara and Andy Baker.
Olivier Lafreniere stopped 34 of 36 Golden Hawks shots in the win, Ben Allard-Robitaille took the loss in an abbreviated game, allowing three goals on 11 shots. Anand Oberoi cleaned up with 15 saves on 16 shots.
Both clubs are in action again Sunday. Wellington is on the road in Lindsay at 5:30 p.m. and the Golden Hawks are home to the Brantford 99ers at 7 p.m. The next installment of the Battle of Quinte is two weeks from Friday, on November 9 back in Trenton at 7:30 p.m.
Raiders explode in lopsided win
Eight different Napanee Raiders had multi-point nights in a 9-2 thrashing administered to the Port Hope Panthers.
Austin Labelle led the scoring with three points, Jacob Gilbert added a pair of markers as well for Napanee.
Napanee is in Amherstview on Sunday at 7:25 p.m.