Braves slay the Dragons

JU­NIOR ICE HOCKEY

The Chronicle - - Grassroots Sport -

WHIT­LEY Braves are one of three teams shar­ing top spot in English Un­der-18 North League Di­vi­sion Two af­ter a 9-1 vic­tory over Dee­side Dragons at Hill­heads.

The Braves started with a penalty awarded against them which handed Dee­side a two-minute pow­er­play.

This was due to hav­ing a hole in one of the goal nets.

The Braves, how­ever, took the lead in the fourth minute when Thomas Fraser and Kieron Downs linked up well, the lat­ter fir­ing the puck home.

The same duo were busy again at 10.27, Downs again on the score­sheet to give Whit­ley a 2-0 lead.

Downs was on hand from the face-off to score his hat-trick marker and his eighth goal of the sea­son for a 3-0 ad­van­tage.

Daniel Win­ton nabbed his first Bay goal for 4-0 and fur­ther strikes from Alex Ner­gaard, Jack McCu­miskey, Fraser (2) and Ja­son Tay­lor then se­cured an im­pres­sive win for the Braves.

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