Three Wins In Three Days For Aces

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Aces picked up 8 points over an extended weekend of GMHL play, after twice beating the London Lakers and putting away the Tillsonburg Hurricanes in a rare Monday matinee. Windsor then played a morning match in Kingsville, shutting out the sliding Kings 3-0.

The wins keep the Aces 3 points and 2 games in front of the 7th place Northumberland Stars.

On the road Saturday, the Aces doubled the Lakers 8-4 at the London Sports Park. James Brooks scored what proved to be the winner at 5:15 of the 2nd period and Viacheslav Chegrintcev completed a hat trick before the end of the middle frame.

Alex Jones faced 30 shots in goal for Windsor.

The teams faced off again on Sunday, this time at Adie Knox Arena. Again the Aces logged eight goals as they ran away with the game 8-1. This time Brett Mennear potted the winner early in the 2nd period.

While Alec Segers had himself a 5-point night, including the opening goal of the game, Martin Koval’s short handed tally at 3:57 of the 3rd was the only special teams strike of the night.

Jones had a lonely time in goal for Windsor, turning out 6 of just 17 shots for the win.

Playing their 3rd game in three days, Windsor travelled to the Tillsonburg Community Centre to meet the ‘Canes Monday afternoon. Though the home side struck first, Windsor led 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Still trying to find their legs, the Aces gave up the only goal of the 2nd period, but came to play in the 3rd as they out scored Tillsonburg 3-0 en route to a 5-2 victory. Brooks had two of the 3rd period goals including his 2nd winner of the weekend.

Giving Jones a breather between the pipes, Ilya Kachko batted out 30 of 32 shots.

The Aces will now host the Stars at home on February 17 at 7:30pm. Holding a 3-point advantage over Northumberland, Windsor can’t finish anywhere but in 6th position as they await the official playoff match-ups.


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