Weekend waxings

Bulldogs outscore opposition 19-0

The Kincardine Bulldogs walked all over Mount Forest and Goderich in weekend Western Junior C Hockey League action.

Kincardine didn’t allow a goal in either of the games, a 6-0 win over the Sailors Friday and a 13-0 beating in Mount Forest Saturday night.

Friday night at the Davidson Centre, Josh Catto had a natural hat trick, scoring the game’s first three goals.  Tim Dwinnell scored twice; Blake Underwood added a goal and an assist.

Dwinnell also had a pair of assists to finish with four points on the night. Bill Ceasar had three assists, while Dave Chessell had two. Garritt Vincent also had an assist in the game.

Drew Pegrum stopped 23 shots to earn his first shutout of the season.

Kincardine chased Goderich starter Corey Gascho from the net after two periods. He made 41 saves before giving way to Sam Johnston. Johnston stopped all nine third period Kincardine shots on net.

The following night in Mount Forest, George Grammenopolous picked up where Pegrum left off, making 27 saves to earn his first shutout of the season.

The Bulldogs scored early and often in a 13-0 beating over the 0-12-1-1 Patriots.

Underwood had had a hat trick, while Kincardine got one goal each from Joel Alton, Derek Regier, Mike Rutherford, Ryan Armstrong, Ben Larsen, Brock Spencer, Mike Bujold, Dwinnell, Vincent, and Chessell.

Assists went to Chessell (4), Underwood (2), Alton, Ceasar, Armstrong, Spencer, Brett Parsons, Bujold (2), Taylor Lukasik, Vincent and Regier.

Chessell is far and away the Western League’s assist leader, with 17 helpers already this season. He also leads the league in points for a defenceman.

Elsewhere in the Western Junior C League on the weekend the Wingham Ironmen beat the Pats Friday night 6-3 while Walkerton got by the Hanover Barons 5-2. Saturday night it was Walkerton over the Mitchell Hawks 8-2 and Goderich over Wingham 4-3 in a shootout.

This weekend won’t be quite as simple for Kincardine, who is currently on top of the Western League standings. The ‘Dogs will play a home-and-home with the rival Walkerton Hawks, who have moved into second place, five points behind Kincardine.

The teams will play in Kincardine Friday night at 8:30 p.m, and again Saturday in Walkerton at 6:30 p.m.

Walkerton and Kincardine have met once this season, with the Hawks giving Kincardine its only loss of the season, a 2-1 overtime decision.