Consorti, Grandits lead trigger-happy Hamilton Red Wings to sixth straight win


Make that six in a row for the Hamilton Junior Red Wings.

Friday’s night’s 10-1 shellacking of the Bramalea Blues not only stretched the third-place Wings Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League win streak but it gave them a three-point edge over Burlington Cougars, who fell 6-2 to first place Brampton Capitals on Friday night.

Hamilton trails the West Division leading Capitals by eight points but has three games in hand. They’ll make up one of those games tonight (Saturday) when they travel to Georgetown for an 8 p.m. game.

On Friday night, the Wings got three goal performances from Wes Consorti and Frankie Grandits as the Wings fired 55 shots at netminder Jeremy Posner. His counterpart Cameron Talbot, faced only 19 shots and was beaten by Thomas Bark’s first period goal with 54 left in the frame.

Consorti, who now has 25 goals, also added an assist for a four-point night to give him 45 points in 26 games. Josh Van Dyk, Tommy Cole, Zac Rinaldo, and Jesse Healy had the other Hamilton goals.

Steve Mullin and Spencer Abbott each had three assists for the 18-4-2-2 Wings. With his three helpers, Mullin (19-26) is tied with Consorti for the lead in team scoring. Abbott has 40 points (16-24).

Recently acquired defenceman Jeff Barbieri had an assist in his Red Wings debut. He was with the Toronto Junior Canadiens where he had eight points (3-5) in 15 games.

Hamilton took period leads of 3-1 and 6-1, scoring three times on 10 powerplay opportunities while the Blues were held scoreless on 10 man advantage situations.

The Wings are home again on Monday to play the Mississauga Chargers at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena. Gametime is 7.30 p.m.