Kings Twice Trump Aces

Windsor's Logan Percy passes the puck out of reach of Kings captain Blake Naida during GMHL play in Kingsville on 1 October 2017.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Windsor’s Logan Percy passes the puck out of reach of Kings captain Blake Naida during GMHL play in Kingsville on 1 October 2017.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

(KINGSVILLE, ON) – This past weekend, the Kingsville Kings junior hockey club swept a home-and-home set with their territorial rivals the Windsor Aces, in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action, to improve to a 6-2 record.

On Saturday in Windsor, the Aces struck first with a blast by Alec Segers only five minutes in. The Kings responded with a flurry of offence with snipes from Petr Panacek, Elvar Olafsson, and Daniel Krizek. The opening frame was also marred by four game misconducts.

Kingsville’s Jiri Sup and Thomas McKinnon and Windsor’s Brendan Mackenzie and Cale Allen were all ejected from the game.

In the middle stanza, the Kings kept up the pressure and added three more goals before the Aces could respond. Tallies for Kingsville were collected by David Vostarek, Jakub Hendrych, and Krizek with his second, while Segers picked up his second for Windsor to close out the frame.

In the third, the Kings continued the onslaught with markers from Panacek and Nicholas Lang. Despite a late tally by Windsor’s Alex Campbell, Kingsville ran away with an 8-3 road win. Kings’ sophomore goalie Pierce Dubowski made 33 saves for the victory while Aces’ netminder Raymond Smith was peppered with 59 shots in the loss.

Kingsville's Nicholas Lang buries a late rebound to seal the deal against the Windsor Aces on 1 October 2017.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Nicholas Lang buries a late rebound to seal the deal against the Windsor Aces on 1 October 2017.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

The next evening, the Aces were toppled 5-0 by the Kings in Kingsville. In a game that stayed close until the dying minutes, Vostarek led the way with a pair of snipes, while Lang, captain Blake Naida, and Filip Kafka each added singles to the effort.

First star of the game, Dubowski, netted his second win in a row and his first shutout of the season, turning aside 38 saves, while Windsor’s Dmytro Zakharchenko was no slouch at the other end, stopping 51 of 56 Kingsville chances.

Kingsville's Pierce Dubowski turned aside 38 shots for the shutout on 1 October 2017 against the Windsor Aces, his second win of the weekend.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Pierce Dubowski turned aside 38 shots for the shutout on 1 October 2017 against the Windsor Aces, his second win of the weekend.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

The Kings have a busy weekend ahead.

On Saturday, they return to Windsor for their third consecutive game against the Aces at 7:30 at Adie Knox Arena and on Thanksgiving Monday, they travel to Oshawa for a matchup with the Riverkings.

Kingsville's Matyas Mach and Windsor's Cale Allen battle for territory in front of the Kings net on 1 October 2017.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Matyas Mach and Windsor’s Cale Allen battle for territory in front of the Kings net on 1 October 2017.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

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Devan Mighton
Devan is a former star with the Windsor Clippers and now an aspiring writer and photographer. His work has appeared here at The Square as well as in the Lakeshore News,, Tecumseh Shoreline, and Southshore News. Devan lives with his family in Essex County. Email Devan Mighton
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