Successful Start to 2019, News (Kingston JR Ice Wolves)

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Jan 13, 2019 | Sportsgate | 355 views
Successful Start to 2019
SPORTSGATE HOCKEY: January 12-13, 2019: The Kingston JR's began 2019 the same way they ended the 2018 part of their season — showing off a deep offensive attack backed by a solid defence. Six different players scored goals as the Ice Wolves downed the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs 7-2 on Sunday afternoon and the Burlington Jr. Barracudas 2-1 on Saturday. 

 In the process, the Ice Wolves now lead the league in double-digit goalscorers, with five players — Tatum White (13), Alexa Hoskin (12), Darcie Lappan (11), Scout Watkins-Southward (11) and Madie Stockfish (10) — having reached that plateau. Only two other teams in the 20-team loop are close, with the London Jr. Devilettes and the Nepean Jr. Wildcats both boasting four players with at least 10 goals.  Watkins-Southward led the way on Sunday with a pair of goals. Chihiro Suzuki, Samantha Wood, Melanie Young, White and Lappan scored once apiece. Watkins-Southward, White and Wood collected three points apiece.

On Saturday, White scored both Kingston goals as the Ice Wolves fell behind 9:41 into the first period on a Burlington goal from Mackenzie Lauretti. White scored just 10 seconds later and then added the game-winning goal 5:48 into the second period. White has now scored eight goals in the past seven games and has a total of 12 points during the current consecutive-game point streak. Kingston's two goaltenders shared the weekend victories, with Emma Gorski making 24 saves in Sunday's win and Alexa Gibson stopping 21 shots on Saturday. Gibson is second overall in the league in wins with a Kingston single-season club record of 12. Her save percentage is second highest in the league at .947. The wins improved Kingston's league-leading, franchise-best point total to 47 (21-1-4-1). The Ice Wolves lead second-place Nepean by four points with six games in hand.