Busy weekend in area minor hockey

Essex leads the division but only by one point as Dresden moves into second place

Things have really changed in the West Stobbs Division over the weekend as the Dresden Kings move into second place in the division ahead of Lakeshore and there are only three points separating the top three teams.

Friday night the Lakeshore Canadiens would score a 6-4 win over the Amherstburg Admirals but a huge 7-5 win by Dresden over Blenheim would put the Kings into a challenging spot for second place.  The Kings would play again on Saturday night as they faced the Mooretown Flags.  The Kings would double up the Flags 4-2 in order to move past the Canadiens and take over second place.

Sunday night the Essex 73’s would face Amherstburg and this game would be the 73’s from start to finish. Essex would go two for five on power playplay and shut out the Admirals 5 – 0 on the road.  All the scoring would come in the first two periods, but when you lead by five goals in those periods and keep the opponents off the score sheets in the third, who needs to score more.  Amherstburg goalie Ben Larder was pulled after the second period for Jared Ratko who stopped all seven of the shots he faced.  Tyler Ryan would get shutout out win for Essex as he stopped all 19 shots he faced.  Essex would remain the number one team in the division at the close of the weekend.

Monday night will see the Mooretown Flags travel to Wheatley to face the Sharks. Wallaceburg will be in Essex on Tuesday night to play the 73’s, then back at home on Wednesday night to Lakeshore.

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