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Sockeyes return to winning ways

By Don Fennell

Published 10:38 PDT, Thu October 17, 2019

Last Updated: 2:04 PDT, Thu October 31, 2019

A day after dropping their first game of the season, 6-5 to the Kodiaks in Aldergrove Oct. 2, the Richmond Sockeyes got back on the winning track the next night against Langley. They’ve since reeled off three wins in a row, a trend they hope to continue tonight (Oct. 15) against arch-rival Delta Ice Hawks at Ladner Leisure Centre.

Falling behind early against Langley in their Pacific Junior Hockey League game Oct. 3 at Minoru Arenas, the Sockeyes proceeded to outscore the Kodiaks the rest of the way in a 6-5 victory. Ryleigh Anderson set the pace with two goals and two assists, while Gabriel Suessenbacher-Fu added a goal and three assists.

Goaltender Jacob Stone stopped 18 of 23 shots to earn the win.

After a week off, Richmond returned to the ice by blanking the Port Moody Panthers, also at Minoru Arenas, 6-0 last Thursday. Outshooting the Panthers 45-22, the Sockeyes were led by three-point efforts (all assists) from Noah Kelly and Marcus Pantazis. Garrett Wicks and Gabriel Parent each scored two goals, and Hayden Hurst had a goal and an assist. Marcus Cumberworth made 22 saves in posting the shutout.

Parent followed up his two points against the Panthers with two assists in a 4-2 win over the Abbotsford Pilots on Friday night in the Fraser Valley. 

The Sockeyes (10-1-0-0) sit second in the Tom Shaw Conference, five points back of North Vancouver Wolf Pack (12-1-01) but with three games in hand.


BY THE NUMBERS

PLAYER                          GP G A PTS

Ryleigh Anderson         10 9 11 20

Craig Shouten                 11 9 8 17

Nicholas Wilson         10 6 11 17

Noah Kelly                11 4 13 17

Michael Araki-Young 9 9 7 16


GOALIE                                 GP W L AVG

Marcus Cumberworth         3 2 0 1.75

Jacob Stone                         5      5 0 2.60

Mauricio Soriano-McKinnon 4 3 1 3.55

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