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Whitewater Kings hammer Alexandria Glens 8-2 at home

By Tina Peplinskie, OBSERVER MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

COBDEN – The Whitewater Kings continue to have success at home after hammering the Alexandria Glens 8-2 at the Astrolabe Arena Saturday night.

Jacob McIntyre led the offence for the Kings scoring the hat trick, including an unassisted marker, and adding two assists. Peter White also added to his team-leading 10 points as he scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game winner on the power play, and chipped in two assists as well.

Reid Barber also enjoyed a four-point performance with a power-play goal and three helpers and rounding out the scoring with singles were Gage Tremblay and Quinn Van Hoof, who scored with the man advantage.

Helping to set things up were Matteas Derraugh with three assists and one helper each from Dylan Kuehl, Chris Bourgeau and captain Michael Karas.

Darian McTavish got the win, stopping 22 of the 24 shots he faced. He leads Central Canada Hockey League 2 goaltenders in goals-against average at .980 and save percentage at .961.

Scoring for Alexandria were Cedrik Roth and Alexandre Elie, both scoring on the power play

Special teams played a factor in the game as the Kings were 3-for-6 on the power play while the Glens were 2-for-6 with the man advantage.

The three stars of the game were Whitewater's McIntyre and White first and second respectively and Alexandria's Kevin Howson third.

The Whitewater Kings continued its winning ways with a 3-2 win over the Perth Blue Wings on the road Sunday afternoon.

The teams exchanged goals in the first period with Marc-Andre LeBlanc opening the scoring at 11:21 and Barber scoring on the power play with the help of White to pull the Kings even.

In the second, Derraugh netted an unassisted marker to give Whitewater the 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Nicholas Olmstead set up McIntyre on the power play for the eventual game winner. LeBlanc's second of the night got the Blue Wings within a goal but that is as close as they would come.

Kevin Proulx got the win for the Kings, stopping 36 of 38 shots he faced.

In the second period of the penalty-filled affair, the Kings's Derraugh and Blue Wings's Tyler Murphy dropped the gloves, both receiving fighting majors and game misconducts.

The Kings had 29 minutes on nine infractions while Perth had 25 minutes on seven infractions. Whitewater was 2-for-4 on the power play while the Blue Wings failed to capitalize on six power-play opportunities.

The three stars of the game were the Kings's Barber and McIntyre first and second respectively and Perth's LeBlanc third.

The Whitewater Kings currently sit in third place in the CCHL2 Richardson division with five wins and two losses in seven games, good enough for 10 points.

In action the previous weekend, Whitewater split its games, blanking the Char-Lan Rebels 6-0 at home Sept. 23 and losing 8-0 against Embrun on the road Sept. 24.

Against the Rebels, the Kings got scoring from six different players – Jacob McIntyre, Olmstead, Jared Campitelli, Kuehl, Van Hoof and White.

McTavish picked up the shutout, stopping all 24 shots he faced. Darien Johnson and Dawson Irving both saw action in the Rebels's net. Whitewater out shot Char-Lan 37-24.

The three stars were Whitewater's McTavish and Bailey McIntyre first and second respectively and Char-Lan's Dawson Irving third.

The next home game for the Whitewater Kings is this Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. when they host the Athens Areos at the Astrolabe Arena. After nearly a week off, the Kings then travel to Brockville Oct. 11 to take on the Tikis at 8 p.m.

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