'Dogs improve to 3-0

Fire 70+ shots at Mount Forest net

It was hardly a boring night for Brad Unruh.

It was a long one, however, for the Mount Forest Patriots net minder, who faced a whopping 74 shots from the Kincardine Bulldogs Saturday night. A 65-save performance still left his team on the wrong side of a 9-1 loss.

It was Kincardine’s second win of the weekend, as the Bulldogs skated to a 6-2 win Friday night in Goderich at the Sifto Centre.

Taylor Lukasik takes the puck to the Mount Forest net during the second period of Kincardine' s 9-1 pasting of the Mount Forest Patriots Saturday evening at the Davidson Centre. Lukasik was stopped on this chance, but scored once and added three assists for a four point night. (Josh Howald photo)

Saturday night Kincardine was without the services of Josh Catto and Joel Alton, yet still controlled the Patriots from the drop of the puck. Mount Forest got into penalty trouble early, and never fully recovered.

In fact, Kincardine scored six powerplay markers, including the first two goals of the game.

About eight minutes into the game, Tim Dwinnell made it 1-0 from Bill Ceasar and Nathan Barfoot with Mount Forest’s Jordan Wright in the penalty box for hooking.

Before the period expired, Ryan Armstrong finished a lovely tic-tac-toe passing play with Devin Kemp and Taylor Lukasik to make it 2-0. It was also a powerplay goal.

Kincardine put the game away with three second period goals.

Though the first was not on the powerplay, Mount Forest had just finished off killing a penalty when Kemp stole the puck at the Pats’ blue line. Kemp waltzed around the last man back, cut to his forehand and lifted the puck over Unruh as he was falling to score the prettiest goal of the night.

Dave Chessell and Mike Rutherford each scored once before the end of the period, both on the power play. Drawing assists were Lukasik, Underwood and Derek Regier.

Caesar scored three times in the third period, while Lukasik added a single tally.

Drew Pegrum stopped 14 shots in the Kincardine net. His shutout bid was spoiled with a little less than three minutes to play in the game by Mount Forest’s Mark Gregory.

The previous night in Goderich, Pegrum made 37 stops in a 6-2 road win.

Kincardine led 6-0 before the Sailors were able to solve Pegrum for two late goals.

Underwood had a four goal night for Kincardine, with the other goals going to Lukasik and Graeme Brown, who joined the team on the weekend. Brown, a local boy, had been skating for the Owen Sound Junior B Greys until this point.

Brown and Lukasik also each added an assist in the game.

Other helpers went to  Alton (2), Ben Larsen, Mike Bujold, Chessell, Dwinnell,  Caesar, Barfoot, Kemp and Steve Crone.

Next weekend will be a better test for the ‘Dogs, as the team will face the Hanover Barons and the WIngham Ironmen.

Friday night the team will play in WIngham. Saturday night the Bulldogs will host Hanover, who beat Walkerton 5-4 on the weekend, at the Davidson Centre for a 7 p.m. start.