Six Straight For Kings

By Fred Groves

(KINGSVILLE, ON) – It’s a safe bet to say that wins Saturday night and Sunday afternoon are by far the biggest thus far, this season for the Kingsville Kings.

Saturday night in Tottenham, the visiting Kings beat the host Steam 11-7 in an offensive explosion. It was payback as the Steam won the Greater Metro Junior ‘A’ Hockey League championship against Kingsville last spring.

Less than 24 hours later at home, the Kings won their sixth straight, doubling the previously undefeated North York Renegades, 4-2.

The visiting Renegades jumped into a very quick 1-0 lead as they connected just 20 seconds into the game but the Kings came to life in a big way, knotting the score at one each after the first period and it was 3-1 for Kingsville at the end of the second.

Dan Leach scored twice for the winners with singles from line mate Tyler Garcia and blue liner Brendan Sorrels.

Against the Steam, Garcia and Marek Malinsky each flexed their offensive muscles in a big way, netting hat tricks. Leach, Marvin Simmons, Jakub Mecir, Marek Gharibyar and Mirolsav Hylena chipped in with singles.

The four gams in five days continued for the Kings as they were in Komoka on Monday and take on host Northumberland Stars Wednesday night.

It’s back home on Sunday, October 23 when Kingsville faces off at 3:00pm against St George.