Red Wings gain ground with Consorti’s OT winner

Wes Consorti’s second goal of the game at 3.41 into overtime, lifted the Hamilton Junior Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Burlington Cougars on Monday night.

Wes Consorti scores his game-winning overtime goal. (Photo: Ron Bernardo)
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Consorti’s was the benefactor from the stickwork of defenceman Josh Van Dyk who fed the flashy forward. Consorti, a Brantford native, made short work of the reception depositing it behind goalie Oliver Wren for his 21st tally and 36th point of the season after 22 Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League games.

Zac Rinaldo and Stevie Mullin also scored for the Red Wings. Van Dyk had two assists on the night while Rinaldo and Consorti would add a helper each to their goals for two-point nights also.

Cougars got their goals from John Cassels, Cory park, and Mike Nemeth. Tim Carr had two assists for the second-place Cougars.

The win moved the fourth place Red Wings to within three points of Burlington in the North Conference.

Hamilton outshot their Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena guests 39-32. Eric Crawford picked up the win. Two of Hamilton’s goals were scored on the 12 powerplay opportunities the Red Wings had while the Cougars capitalized on two of their nine chances with the extra skater.

Red Wings visit Milton on Friday and the IceCaps may be wondering what is in store. When they Wings last played in Milton they came away with a 12-1 win after peppering the net with 70 shots on, appropriately enough, Friday, Oct. 13.

Back in the lineup for Hamilton will be goalie Cam Talbot and forward Mike Galbraith. They are returning from the inaugural World Junior A Challenge where they played for Canada East. They won a silver medal, losing to Canada West in the title game.

Talbot played in all four games for Canada East and allowed just seven goals for a 1.75 GAA. In his four games Galbraith scored one goal.