Hamilton Junior Red Wings are back and back with a vengeance. Since their 11-day break, the Red Wings have scored 12-1 and 9-1 wins in the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League.
At home on Monday, the Red Wings took the charge out of the Mississauga Chargers with the 9-1 victory. Three nights earlier, playing in Milton, the Wings melted the Icehawks 12-1.
Hamilton sits in fourth place with 18 points. Burlington Cougars are in third place with 18 points but have played one game less. Burlington was a 6-2 winner in Bramalea on Tuesday night. Those two teams play again on Friday night in Burlington at Central Arena at 7.30.
On Monday night at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena, Frankie Grandits and Steve Mullin had five point efforts. Grandits scored four goals, including a true hat-trick, and added an assist while Mullin would net one but pick up four assists.
Mullin leads the team in scoring with 22 points (8-14) with Grandits right behind him with 20 points (10-10).
Wes Consorti, the team leading goal scorer with pick up a pair of markers his 11th and 12th of the season, with Marc Hagel (2) and Zac Rinaldo (3) adding singles.
Eric Crawford picked up the netminding win, stopping 16 of the 17 shots fired his way. The Wings peppered Jonathon Bested with 41 shots.
The Red Wings used Milton goalie Tayler Dunn as a warm-up for Mississauga. They fired 70 shots at the shell-shocked backstopper. Cameron Talbot, meanwhile was having a vacation in his net and stopped 17 of the rubber discs he saw.
Consorti had a pair of goals for the Wings against Milton, who got points from 15 different players. Chris Dunsmuir, Dustin Alcock, Mike Galbraith, Josh Van Dyk, Mullin, Grandits, Anthony Ruberto, Tommy Cole, Spencer Abbott, and Hagel all had singles. Abbott also had three assists.
The Wings are back in action on Saturday when Milton visits the Mountain Arena. Hamilton is scheduled to play in Buffalo on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Hamilton was to play in Buffalo last Saturday but that game was postponed because of an early snow storm that crippled parts of the Niagara Peninsula.
Georgetown visits Hamilton for a 7:30 p.m. game on Monday.