Fox, Hay lead Kings past Lakers

Noah Fox and Greg Hay each scored twice in the Dresden Kings' 8-2 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers on Friday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Dresden Kings' Noah Fox, left, is congratulated by Elijah Duquette after scoring against the Wallaceburg Lakers in the second period at the Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre in Dresden, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018. Mark Malone/Chatham Daily News/Postmedia Network

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Fox, Hay score two apiece

Noah Fox and Greg Hay each scored two goals in the Dresden Kings’ 8-2 win over the Wallaceburg Lakers on Friday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Kings goalie Brett Brochu made 22 saves in front of 314 fans at the Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre.

The Lakeshore Canadiens beat the Amherstburg Admirals 5-2 in the other Stobbs Division game.

At Dresden, Lucas Spence had a goal and two assists for the second-place Kings (25-7-0-2).

Nolan VandenBoorn, Eric Carter and Derek Shaw also scored.

Brendan Ritchie had three assists, Nolan Ross and Dawson Winchester each had two assists, and Fox had three points.

The Kings scored five goals in the second period for a 6-2 lead.

Zander Wright and Josh Remsik scored for the Lakers (0-28-0-2).

Lakers goalie Patrick Timpany gave up six goals on 44 shots. Carter Benedict allowed two more goals on seven shots.

The Kings visit Amherstburg on Sunday. The Lakers host the Blenheim Blades at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Kings are three points behind the first-place Essex 73’s (26-5-0-3). Both teams have six games left.

At Lakeshore, Canadians goalie Nolan Hakr of Chatham made 22 saves for the win.

Nathan Skulley scored twice for the third-place Canadiens (20-7-1-3), who moved one point ahead of the Admirals (20-8-0-3). Both teams have nine games left.

Frasca wins OHL award

Former Chatham Maroons forward Jordan Frasca of the Windsor Spitfires is the Ontario Hockey League’s West Division academic player of the month for December.

Frasca has seven goals and nine assists in 31 games as a Spitfires rookie. He has a plus-nine rating, tying Kent Bridge’s Grayson Ladd for the team lead.

Frasca scored the winning goal Friday as the Spitfires beat the Guelph Storm 5-2.

The 17-year-old from Caledon has an 85-per-cent average in his Grade 12 classes at Lakeshore St. Anne.

He had 38 points in 43 games with the Maroons last season.

Bechard leading scorer

GUELPH – Burke Bechard of Dover Centre scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting for the Guelph Gryphons in a 67-66 loss to the Lakehead Thunderwolves in OUA women’s basketball Friday.

Bechard also had a team-high 11 rebounds and dished out two assists.

Pataki sets career-high

MONCTON – Overage forward Brady Pataki of Wallaceburg scored his career-high ninth goal for the Moncton Wildcats in a 6-5 loss to the Saint John Sea Dogs on Thursday in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Pataki scored eight last season for the Wildcats.

He’s in his second season in the QMJHL after playing three in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves and London Knights.

Pataki, 20, has also tied his career-high with 15 points in 35 games.

Raaymakers wins in OT

ST. CATHARINES – London Knights goalie Joseph Raaymakers of Chatham made 31 saves in a 5-4 overtime win against the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday.

Raaymakers has won four consecutive starts. He’s 15-0-1-1 in his last 17 games and hasn’t lost in regulation since Oct. 19.

He’s 16-3-2-1 overall with a 2.70 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

GOJHL Western awards

The Chatham Maroons were shut out of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference monthly awards for December.

A.J. Ryan of the LaSalle Vipers is the offensive player of the month, Luc Arsenault of the Komoka Kings is the defensive player and Jukka Schotter of the London Nationals is the top goaltender.