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WOHL update: Threes are wild in Sunday's action

Threes were wild in playoff-like Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey action Sunday at Takhini Arena.

By Freelancer on March 7, 2023

Threes were wild in playoff-like Whitehorse Oldtimers hockey action Sunday at Takhini Arena. Three of the four games had winning scores of three, one game tied 3-3, three players sporting number 3 on their backs scored goals, one player scored his third goal of the season and another skater scored three goals for his team.

Firth 3, Air North 2

Firth hung on to their hopes of finishing first in the regular season as they held off a late Jets rally. Colin Nash (#3), George Morgan and Frank Aucoin scored for the winners, while Brent Stokes and Brian Currie replied for Air North.

Yukon Inn 3, Medicine Chest 2

Gary McKellar scored the winner as the Inn kept their three-point lead in first place. Greg Lane and Josh Turcotte also netted goals.

For the Chest it was Pete Mostyn (#3) and Rick Smith connecting.

EDI 3, Tim Hortons 0

Paul Dainton recorded his second shutout in as many games for the EDI crew. Greg Charlie, Dustin Heffner and Tim Turner-Davis (his third of the season) put pucks in the net.

Titanium Storage 3, CapriCMW 3

Chris Carli scored with just under nine minutes left to give Titanium the tie. Dale Gray (#3) and Russ McDiarmid also sniped scores for Titanium.

Mike Gau had all three for Capri.


Air North 5, Medicine Chest 3

Five different skaters made connections for the Jets as they soared to victory. Dave White, Dave Bakica, Erik von Flotow (his third of the season), Kirk Price and George Maratos (empty netter) did the damage.

Scoring for the medicine men were Pete Mostyn, Jeff Jensen and Rick Smith.

Firth 5, Tim Hortons 2

A well-rounded attack was key for the Rangers as five different marksmen connected in the win – Colin Nash, Norm Watson, Frank Aucoin, George Morgan and Alfred Feldman (with a beauty snipe).

Timbits to tally were Mike Blower and Dave Wipf.


EDI 6, Kilrich 0

Ho-hum, another shutout for Paul Dainton as he stopped several furious flurries from Kilrich. The EDI offence was supplied by Dustin Heffner (three goals), Kevin Johnstone (two) and Tim Turner-Davis.

Yukon Inn 6, Titanium 3

Special teams told the tale in this match as the Inn scored three shorthanded goals, from Gary McKellar, Joel Talbot and Reggie Laguerre. Laguerre added a second snipe, and the other two came courtesy of Gerry Brandt. For the storage skaters, goals were from Tyson Wirth, Blaine Demchuk and Josh Savill.

The top point-getter is Firth's Aucoin with 86 on the season. Second in scoring is Capri's Scott Palfreyman with 62 and then in the third spot is Titanium's Josh Savill with 59 points.

The top goal scorer in the league is still, of course, Aucoin with 53 in only 36 games. Number two is Savill with 39 markers and rounding out the top three is Palfreyman with 38.

The Inn's Glen Traverse continues his monster season as he leads the league in wins with 26. EDI's Paul Dainton and Firth's Stacey Bowden are each tied with 19 wins apiece.

For goals against, it is much of the same, except Dainton is in first with a GAA of 2.38, thanks to two shutouts this week, followed by Traverse with a 2.88 GAA and Stacy Bowden in third with a 3.19 GAA.

– Submitted by Bernie Adilman with statistics from leagues.carhahockey.ca

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