'Dogs exact revenge

Beat up on Barons
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The Kincardine Bulldogs put a beating on the Hanover Barons Friday night at the Davidson Centre, both on the scoreboard and in the alley.

 

Kincardine rookie Taylor Lukasik scored twice, once while shorthanded, to help Kincardine skate to a 6-2 win over the Barons.

 

Josh Catto, Blake Underwood, Jason Hutchinson and Mike Rutherford also scored for Kincardine, who now have a little more breathing room in the Western Junior C points race after Walkerton lost to Wingham in a shootout Saturday night. It isn’t much room, however, as the Hawks are just three points back of Kincardine.

 

Underwood, the league’s leading scorer, added three assists to finish with a four-point night. Other assists went to Tim Dwinnell, Ben Larsen, Mike Bujold, Bill Ceaser, Nathan Barfoot, Devin Kemp and Rutherford.

 

Meanwhile, Josh Catto buckled Hanover forward Steve Hillier with one punch after Hiller challenged him to a buckets-off tilt at centre ice midway through the first period.

 

The last time the two clubs met, Hillier was ejected for hitting Dave Chessell from behind, a hit that injured Chessell’s shoulder and will see him on the sidelines for at least another month.

 

The teams combined for more than 100 minutes in penalties, as was expected. Catto and Hillier will be suspended for removing their own helmets, as will Tim Dwinnell and Corey McClinchey for their third period fight. Joel Alton, Barfoot and Derek Regier were all shown the gate after picking up fighting majors in the same third period stoppage.

 

George Grammenoploulos made 29 saves in the Kincardine net to earn the win. At the other end, Kincardine chased Michael Nigalis from the net in the second period. Scott

Kuglin came in to replace Nigalis and was beaten twice on 10 shots.

 

The win leaves Kincardine three points ahead of the Walkerton Hawks, who did pick up a point for losing to Wingham in a shootout. Walkerton has one game in hand on Kincardine.

 

The Bulldogs play twice this weekend. Friday night the Bulldogs host the winless Patriots and Saturday the ‘Dogs will be in Mitchell to face the Hawks. Mitchell has crept to within a point of the third place Barons and is just six points back of Walkerton in second.

 

In other weekend action, the Ironmen pounded Goderich 7-1, Mitchell beat up on Mount Forest 7-3, Goderich shut out the Patriots 3-0 and the Barons beat Mitchell 5-3 Sunday afternoon.