The Trenton Golden Hawks got back into the win column in a resounding fashion.
The G-Hawks were hosing the Kingston Vee’s on Friday night at the Duncan Memorial in front of over 550 fans.
Trenton came out of the gate with something to prove after a tough defeat earlier in the week at the hands of the Wellington Dukes.
The Golden Hawks out shot the visitors 22-6 in the first period alone.
Tiger McDonald got the home team on the board 11:47 into the period with helpers coming from Steven Elliott and Matt Nastasiuk.
They held the 1-0 lead into the second period before Luc Reeve responded for Kingston.
After 40 minutes of play the game held steady at 1-1 despite the shots favouring Trenton 38-18.
The Golden Hawks put the game away in the final frame.
Less than 90 seconds into the period, Elliott grabbed his second point of the game beating the Kingston goaltender to make it a 2-1 game.
McDonald and Samuel Duchesne got the assists.
McDonald scored his second goal of the game shorthanded midway through the period to make it 3-1.
Elliott added the insurance with an empty net goal with less than a minute left in the game for a final score of 4-1.
McDonald and Elliott each had four points (2 G, 2 A) in the game.
Trenton out shot the Vees 52-28.
Anand Oberoi got the win between the pipes.
Next up, the Golden Hawks are on the road to face Mississauga tonight (Saturday) at 7:45 p.m.
The Wellington Dukes weren’t as lucky, and fell 4-3 in a close, but penalty filled contest against the Toronto Jr. Canadiens.
There were 58 minutes in penalties handed out on 21 calls in the game, including a penalty for abuse of an official.
The visitors opened up the scoring just over eight minutes into the first period when Matthew O’Brien’s shot got past Olivier Lafreniere.
Wellington responded in the middle frame with a goal from Keenan Eddy. Dylan Massie and Frank Vitucci grabbed the helpers.
The third period saw a flurry of goals as Toronto scored two goals less than a minute apart to take a 3-1 lead.
Dawson Ellis then scored short handed to bring the home team back within one.
O’Brien completed the hat trick 30 seconds after the Dukes goal to give them back their two goal cushion with a 4-2 score.
Elijah Gonsalves scored short handed less than 90 seconds later to make it a 4-3 game.
Wellington out shot Toronto 41-37 in the game.
The Dukes are off until Sunday when they host the Toronto Patriots at 1:30 p.m.