Leduc Old Blades Hockey League Update

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Janes picks up the W

The first game in the Jan. 6 slate of Leduc Old Blades Hockey League games saw Janes Worldwide Travel taking on Leduc Chrysler.

Kraig Radtke opened the scoring early in this one for Janes, and added another later in the frame. A Cam Dunn goal in the middle of all that had Janes up 3-0.

Curtis Ferguson managed a goal late for Leduc Chrysler, who found themselves down 3-1 after the first period.

The second period was all Janes, as Radtke scored his hat-trick goal and Rob Kirkman added another en route to a 5-1 victory.

Goaltender Nicholas Stempien made 37 saves in the win, as Janes improved to 17-1-1 on the season. Brian Goertz stopped 29 shots for Leduc Chrysler, who fell to 12-6-1 with the loss.

Pet Hospital edges out Boyds

The second game of the night had The Pet Hospital facing off against Boyds xXxCavating.

The Pet Hospital started out strong, scoring the game’s opening three goals, including two from Cam Ross. Boyds bounced back with two goals of their own, but Jeff Beebe added another for The Pet Hospital, who led 4-2 after the first period of play.

Now down 5-2, Stan Lubchynski and Brendan Zaporosky both scored to bring Boyds back to within one. But The Pet Hospital answered with two more to re-establish the three goal advantage.

The teams traded goals from there, with Derick Olson scoring twice for Boyds and Ross adding his third for The Pet Hospital. In the end, The Pet Hospital earned an 8-6 win.

Coy Bunbury made 29 saves in the win, while James Auclair stopped 29 shots in the loss. With the win The Pet Hospital improved to 15-4 on the season, while the loss dropped Boyds to 8-10-1.

Strong first leads to DJI win

The next game had DJI Oilfield Hauling taking on Kosmos.

DJI started strong in this one, scoring the first three goals of the game and maintaining the three goal lead heading into the second period.

The second was more evenly matched, with each team scoring a pair, including two from Michel Beauclair for DJI.

The dominant first period turned out to be the difference, as DJI won by a final score of 5-2.

Devin Demitor made a whopping 49 saves in the win, as DJI improved to 6-10-3 on the year. Derek Auclair stopped 29 shots in the loss, which dropped Kosmos’ record to 6-12-1.

Alice holds off Coldwell

The final game of the weekend was between Alice Embroidery and Coldwell Banker.

Randy Boekestyn opened the scoring for Coldwell, but from there Alice went on a massive run. Jason Lynn got the scoring started for Alice, and four goals followed as Alice took a 5-1 lead.

Coldwell managed another, but Alice scored twice more before the end of the period to take a commanding 7-2 lead into the second frame.

The second period saw the teams go back and forth, with each team scoring twice. Gregg Smith scored his second of the game for Coldwell, while Same Roth notched his second and third of the contest for Alice.

Now down 9-4, and time running out, Coldwell looked to turn the tide. Ryan Bychkowski scored first, followed by Boekestyn’s second of the game. Peter Francis scored soon after, and Coldwell was within two.

It was too little too late however, as Alice held on for the 9-7 victory.

Clint Webber stopped 24 shots in the win, while at the other end of the ice Mark Dudley made 28 saves in the loss. Alice is now 4-15 on the season following the victory, while Coldwell fell to 8-10-1.

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