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Oldtimers continue goal-scoring ways

It was gentlemen’s night in Senior Circuit action of Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey, as both games played Sunday night at Takhini Arena were penalty-free.

By freelancer on February 10, 2021

It was gentlemen’s night in Senior Circuit action of Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey, as both games played Sunday night at Takhini Arena were penalty-free. Air North’s Adam Green wasn’t entirely nice to Medicine Chest though, as he scored twice and added an assist in a 6-4 win. Chris Lane also scored two, and one each came from Carl Cibart and Dave Wipf. Pete Mostyn led the Chest charge with the hat trick, and Dave White got the other.

The other Senior game saw Tim Hortons stretch their unbeaten streak to nine games with a hard-fought 3-1 win over EDI. Mike Sage, Mike Jim, and Lester Balsillie tallied to Tim’s, while Laurie Malo replied for EDI.

Junior action saw a dandy game between Yukon Inn and Firth, with the former prevailing by a 2-1 count. Walt Liley and Duane Purych, with the winner, scored for the Inn, while Michael Svoboda replied for Firth.

And Mark King padded his lead atop the Junior scoring race with four goals as Kilrich outscored CapriCMW 7-3. Brian Currie, Ben Mercier, and Arlo O’Riordan added the others for the builders. Blayne Monahan, Pat Tobler, and Blaine Demchuk replied for Capri.

Last Thursday:

Blayne Monahan scored his second goal of the game with only 2:31 left to give CapriCMW a 6-5 win over the Firth Rangers in Junior Circuit action of Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey Thursday night at Takhini Arena. Kevin Johnstone added a hat trick in the win, and Martin O’Hagan contributed the other. For Firth, five different marksmen supplied the scoring – Mike Gau, Jacob Pokiak, Gerry Brandt, Dustin Heffner and, Anthony Grottoli.

The second Junior match saw Kilrich down Yukon Inn 6-2. Mark King and Chris Nash each nailed two for Kilrich, and Arlo O’Riordan and Derek Bilodeau got the others. For the Inn, it was Scott Olafson and Tyson Wirth connecting.

Last Wednesday:

In Senior action Wednesday, the goalies shone for the two teams who emerged victorious. Rob Clarke earned the shutout as he backstopped Air North to a 6-0 win over EDI, and Floyd McCormick returned from a two-month conditioning stint at the Tim Hortons’ minor league complex in Carmacks to lead the coffee crew to an 8-2 triumph over Medicine Chest.

Adam Green piloted Air North on offence with three goals and two assists, Doug Cote scored his first goal since, well, a really long time ago, and Steve Arrell and Doug Janzen also connected for Air North.

A resurgent Mike “Tanti” Sage scored twice and chipped in two helpers to lead Tims. Lester Balsillie added two goals of his own, and singles came from Greg Lane, Mike Jim, Garrett Kuptana, and Tims’ boss Doug Terry. Dave Bakica continued his tear with a goal for the Chest, and Mervyn Jacobson added the other on a sneaky backhander.

Submitted by Bernie Adilman

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