Sons extend winning streak to eleven games
by Randy Pascal
The winning streak remains intact as the Nickel City Sons chalked up their 11th straight victory in Great North Midget League (GNML) play
over the weekend, defeating the Kirkland Lake Legion 87's 9-5 Sunday afternoon in Chelmsford.
Mitchell Byrne held the hot hand for the Sons, netting four goals, while Andrew Pisaric, Kaden Ruest, Anthony Guido, Alex Bottogoni and
Ryan Duffy chipped in with one goal apiece. Steven Cobean paced the Kirkland Lake attack with a pair of goals, with Brandon Lamothe,
Ryleigh Cox and Jordan Turbide adding singles.
Meanwhile, the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves sandwiched a close win over Kirkland Lake between a pair of losses at the hands of the North Bay
Trappers, falling to 7-5 on the season. Sudbury dropped a 7-2 decision in the Gateway City last Thursday as Brandon Jones netted a pair of
goals for coach Peter Michelutti Jr.
Cody Levasseur, with a pair, Danny Desrochers, Ryan Robertson, Michael Mason, Brodie Whitehead and Kyle Baril tallied for the
Trappers, who completed the home and home sweep Sunday afternoon.
In between, the Wolves edged the Legion 87's 6-5 at the Countryside Arena as Peter Poulin-Roy scored his second goal of the game in overtime to
complement a four-goal outing from Steven Johnston. Turbide drilled a hat trick in a losing cause, with Lamothe and Joshua Vermette rounding
out the scoring.
North Bay registered three unanswered third period goals on Sunday afternoon, doubling Sudbury 6-3 as Kieran Peltier led the way with a three goal
outing. Desrochers added a pair, Levasseur the other, while Curtis Campbell, Jimmy Roy and Zack Innes replied for the hometown Wolves, who
currently trail the Trappers by four points in the standings.
Sudbury and Nickel City resume their cross city rivalry Wednesday at Countryside (7:20 p.m.), with the Sons then playing host to the New Liskeard
Cubs for a two game weekend set.