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Wheatley blows out Wallaceburg, 7-2

Wallaceburg Memorial Arena    Wed, Jan 30, 2013

The Wheatley Sharks had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 7-2 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers.

Eric Rivard had two goals to lead Wheatley to victory. Rivard found the back of the net 19:23 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Wheatley and again while 3:09 into the third to make the score 5-2 Wheatley.

The Sharks forced Wallaceburg goalie Joel Sowinski to work between the pipes, taking 57 shots. Wheatley surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Sharks have scored at the pace of 3.9 goals per game during the current campaign. Wheatley's power play unit failed to produce, and was held to zero goals on nine chances. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Wheatley also got points from Kurtis Ouellette, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Sebastian Kanally, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Riley Babkirk, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Kevin Sawatzky also scored for Wheatley. Other players who recorded assists for Wheatley were Brett Babkirk, who had one and Dylan Impens and Jon Woelk, who each chipped in three.

The Lakers stifled the Sharks' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wallaceburg's penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as the Lakers finished with 52 penalty minutes.

Wallaceburg was led by Sam Jasmin, who finished with one goal and one assist. Jasmin scored 8:54 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Wheatley. Joe Daly picked up the assist. Wallaceburg also got a goal from Justin Whitson as well. In addition, Wallaceburg received assists from Kyle Havens and Joe Allison, who contributed one a piece.

Marc Tremblay recorded 21 saves for Wheatley. The Sharks incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. The Lakers' Sowinski stopped 50 shots out of the 57 that he faced. Wallaceburg registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For the Lakers, Robert Towsley was ejected from the game.