The St. Marys Lincolns may have gone home feeling like they had been run over by a Cadillac after a 6-0 loss to the London Nationals in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League action (GOJHL) on Wednesday night (Oct. 16).
Playing at the Western Fair District (WFD) Sports Centre, St. Marys came into the contest looking for some redemption after dropping a 6-3 decision to the Nationals in the first meeting of the two teams this season back in September.
London had other ideas however and were first to the scoreboard on a power-play goal by Mark Gazdic five minutes into the game.
Cranking up the tempo over the midframe, Jonathan Sims and Anthony Kotsovos widened that lead to 3-0.
Stonewalled by Lincolns goaltender Quentin Prokopetz on a second period penalty shot, Nationals Ryan Tuffin would finally find the back of the St. Marys net with his fifth goal of the season early in the third period.
A single by Tristen Elie and Gazdic’s second of the game rounded out the score sheet for London.
Making his fourth appearance of the season between the Nationals pipes, Jacob Riley turned away all 20 shots sent his way while Prokopetz, his opponent at the other end of the rink, blocked 28 of the 34 pucks sent his way.
London is off to Sarnia Thursday night (Oct. 17) to hook up with the Legionnares for the second time in just over a week, but then don’t see action again until next Wednesday’s (Oct. 23) home game against the St. Thomas Stars.