Both the Arborg Ice Dawgs and the Lundar Falcons achieved opposite results in their final games of 2019 in Capital Region Junior Hockey League action.
Ice Dawgs 7 Satelites 4
Played at Gimli Rec Centre for Gimli Minor Hockey Appreciation Day, the Ice Dawgs defeated the North Winnipeg Satelites 7-4 on Dec. 22 to improve to 4-1-0-13 for 14 points, good for fourth place in the CRJHL standings. The Satelites fell to 2-0-1-15 for seven points.
Blaze Bezecki and Aden Asham each scored twice for Arborg and teammates Michael Crave, Theoren Sumner and Josh Berger also added goals for the Ice Dawgs.
Angel Gjorgievski, Eli Caparros, Alex Loudfoot and Reis Wasmuth were the goal scorers for North Winnipeg.
Michael Merpaw made 41 saves for the Ice Dawgs, while Brandon Kowalchuk and Josh Anderson combined for 57 stopped shots for the Satelites.
Warriors 10 Falcons 1
Logan Unger of the St. Malo Warriors had two goals and three assists in a 10-1 drubbing of the Lundar Falcons in St. Malo on Dec. 21.
Alex Murray and Maxime Collette also scored twice for St. Malo and Evan Anstett, Robert Driedger, Hayden Hildebrand and Christian Hince also tallied for the Warriors.
Lundar’s Braden Paulic scored with 1:56 to play in the third period.
Ryland Medwick made 18 saves for St. Malo, while Chris Lesage stopped 24 shots for the Falcons.
Falcons 7 Ice Dawgs 6
Lundar rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat the Ice Dawgs 7-6 in a wild, penalty-filled contest at Arborg and District Arena on Dec. 20.
Paulic and Josh Wilkinson each scored twice for the Falcons, with Mason Medeiros, Dennon Sichewski and Ryan Gleich also tallying for Lundar.
Bezecki, Berger and Logan Clarke each scored a pair of goals for Arborg.
Ten misconduct penalties — nine game misconducts and one gross misconduct for “travesty to the game” — were assessed in the third period alone. In total, 187 penalty minutes were given to both teams throughout the game.
Lesage and Jayden Meeches combined for 58 saves in the contest for the Falcons. Merpaw made 64 saves, but took the loss for the Ice Dawgs.
Arborg’s next game will be against the Selkirk Fishermen at the Selkirk Recreation Complex on Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. before hosting the Satelites at Arborg and District Arena on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.
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Paulic scored twice while Wilkinson had a goal and three assists in Lundar’s 6-3 win over North Winnipeg at Billy Mosienko Arena in Winnipeg on Dec. 17.
Gleich, Eric Miller and Elmer Maytwayshing also scored for the Falcons.
Caparros, Weismuth and Brett Williams were the goal scorers for the Satelites.
Lesage made 28 saves for Lundar in the contest, while Austin Smyth stopped 30 shots for North Winnipeg.
The Falcons will take on the Warriors in St. Malo on Jan. 4. Their next home game will be against the Satelites at Lundar Memorial Arena on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.