Goalies were in the spotlight Sunday night in Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey as Paul Husband (Yukon Inn) and Floyd McCormick (Titanium Storage) were stingy between the pipes as their teams skated to a 1-1 tie at Takhini Arena. Greg Lane scored for the Inn and Kyle Rolling for Titanium.
Medicine Chest 12, Air North 5
Jamie Cairns sniped three for MC in the high-scoring affair, Jeremy Germaine and Phil MacDonald added two apiece, and Geordan Clark, Mervin Jacobsen, Gerry Brandt, Ron Sumanik and John Pereira netted one each. Replying for the Jets were Jason Steele with two, and singles from Doug Janzen, Ed van Randen and Mike Jim.
Tim Hortons 5, Firth 4
Reggie Laguerre scored his first two of the season, his second being the game winner with only 43 ticks on the clock. Bernie Adilman stuffed home a pair as well, and Doug Terry got the other. Devon Slade recorded a hat trick and Wayne Potoroka tipped home the other for Firth.
Kilrich 4, EDI 2
Nate Clark continued his tear with the first three goals for the builders, and Shawn Kinsella notched an empty-netter. Gerry Rivest and Pat Shaw (with a beauty snipe top glove) replied for EDI.
Medicine Chest 4, Tim Hortons 2
Eight of the nine MC skaters recorded points in a well-balanced attack. Goalscorers were Mike Gau, Mervin Jacobsen, Jamie Cairns and Peter Deer. Josh Savill and Bernie Adilman replied for Tims.
Air North 5 Titanium Storage 3
Mike Jim scored his first two goals of the season in his return to the league, and Ron Billingsley, Ed van Randen and Jason Steele added one each. Titanium tallies came from Kyle Rolling, Chad Cowan (!) and Kerry Pettitt.
Kilrich 5 Firth 2
Marcel Barrault pounded in a couple in the win, and Nate Clark (shorthanded), Marty O’Hagan (!) and Duane Purych (!) each drilled one. Firth snipers were Marcello Masone and Jay Massie.
Yukon Inn 6 CapriCMW 4
Greg Lane booked two for the Inn, and singles scores came from GM Joel Witten (a shorty), Adam Lightfoot, Peter Mostyn and Brad Hameister. Martin Lawrie netted two for Capri, and Kevin Johnstone and Arlo O’Riordan had one apiece.
In league standings, Kilrich has moved into a tie with Tim Horton’s for WOHL supremacy. Kilrich and Tim’s have identical 8-2-3 records for 19 points.
Medicine Chest holds down third place with 17 points on the strength of an 8-4-1 record. All three teams have played 13 games.
The Chest leads league scoring with 61 goals for, followed by EDI with 60 and Kilrich with 57.
Tim’s continues to brew up the league’s stingiest defence – although they had an off-week in that department last week – with only 27 goals allowed, barely over two a game.
Yukon Inn is a distant second with 38 goals allowed.
New league co-leader Kilrich has allowed 40 goals so far.
A familiar face is back on top of the WOHL scoring race thanks to a big week. The Chest’s Jamie Cairns has 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 10 games.
EDI’s Gus Morberg sits in second with 25 points, including 16 goals –tied for second in the league – and has collected nine apples in only nine games.
Timmy’s Josh Savill, EDI’s Dustin Heffner and he of the sizzling stick, Nate Clark, all are tied for third with 24 points each. Savill is tied for second in goal-scoring with 16 tallies. Heffner leads the Old-timers’ circuit with 17 goals. Clark has an even 12 goals and 12 assists in only 10 games.
Cairns has collected the most apples in the league with 17. Clark is second with his 12, tied with Michel Dubois of the Chest. Of note, Dubois also leads the league in penalty minutes with 12.
Among the goaltenders, Tim’s Paul Dainton continues to run away as the Goals Against Average leader with a miniscule 1.75 GAA.
Kilrich’s Jim Antonisson sits a distant second with a 3.08 GAA.
Gerald Tetlichi of the Chest is in third with a 3.33 GAA.
Antonisson leads in the win column with eight victories.
Dainton and Tetlichi are tied with seven wins apiece.
– Submitted by Bernie Adilman. Statistics supplied by https://leagues.carhahockey.ca/WOHL.