Aces Split First Two GMHL Games

(KINGSVILLE, ON) – After the first two games of the season postponed, the Windsor Aces finally took to the ice Saturday in North York with a tilt against the Renegades.

Nolan Dresch scored the first ever goal by the Aces when he beat Nick Robinson at the 9 minute mark. Alec Segers followed that up with a power play tally at 16:19 and Windsor skated to a 2-0 lead going into the 1st intermission.

After a goal-less 2nd frame, North York dropped two behind Raymond Smith before Yaroslav Blokhin scored the eventual winner at 14:59. Smith was credited with the win after making 42 saves on the evening.

After the game, the Aces hurriedly vacated the GTA for a Sunday afternoon match in Kingsville against the Kings.

Cale Allen and Mark Gangnon registered goals for Windsor in the 1st period, but the opening 20 minutes belonged to the Kings as they staked themselves to a 4-2 lead. Kingsville went up 8-2 before the middle of the game before Gangnon logged his second of the night for the Aces.

With the buzzer signaling the end of 40 minutes, Windsor head coach Joe Byrne opted to remove Smith from between the pipes in favour of Dmytro Zakharchenko. Windsor managed two more goals in the 3rd period, by Zak Parlette and Segers, but it was too little too late as the Kings doubled up the Aces 8-4.

Windsor remains on the road for scheduled games in Port Colborne and St George on September 23 and 24 before returning home to seek revenge against the Kings on September 30. The puck drops at Adie Knox Arena at 7:30pm.

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