A battle weary Hamilton Junior Red Wings ran out of gas Saturday night and absorbed a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Georgetown Raiders.
Playing their second Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League game in two nights, the visiting Red Wings were outshot 45-28 in the West Division matchup.
Hamilton started off on the right front with Josh Van Dyk’s powerplay goal almost four minutes into the opening frame. Scott Duncan and Frankie Grandits picked up the assists.But that would be the only offense from Hamilton and before the period reached the mid-way point Adam Campbell had the equalizer for the Raiders.
Jeremy Whelan’s powerplay effort four minutes intro the middle period would give Georgetown a 2-1 lead that would open the final period. Greg Lever, Ryan Ford, Wade Finegan, and Jon Southqate scored in the third period to seal Georgetown’s eighth win of the season.
Georgetown is in second place with 16 points, followed by Hamilton with 13 points.
Eric Crawford started in net for Hamilton and made 32 saves on the 37 shots he faced before Blake Scherer took over. He stopped seven of the eight shots fired his way.
Red Wings are back at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena on Monday night (7.30) to play the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, who lost to the Burlington Cougars, 6-2 on Saturday.
Kerry Barchan (with two), Brent Vandenburg, Cory Park, Jordan Gray, and Michael Budd scored for the visiting Cougars. Gray and Budd also picked up an assist each.