Ear­ley out­stand­ing in Royals net

Wind­sor Royals out of slump, sit­ting in fourth spot in NSRJHL

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Af­ter los­ing seven con­sec­u­tive games, the Wind­sor Royals ap­pear to have turned the cor­ner, win­ning three of their past four games.

Their two most re­cent vic­to­ries came Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.

On Nov. 24, they outscored the last place Sackville Knights (4-9-0) 8-6 in Sackville as Kea­gan Le­vangie ri­fled home three goals and col­lected an as­sist, while Chad Wood­ill scored twice and added two more helpers and Bran­don Sul­li­van col­lected five as­sists.

Justin MacLellan also net­ted a short-handed goal for the Royals. Kyle Armsworty and Alexan­der Carr were the other goal scor­ers.

On Nov. 25 in Wind­sor, the Royals played their best game of the sea­son as they re­ceived su­perb goal­tend­ing from Wil­liam Ear­ley as he blocked 56 of 60 shots fired in his di­rec­tion by the first place Spry­field At­tack.

The At­tack en­tered the game hav­ing lost only one of 14 games played to date this sea­son.

The Royals won 9-4, de­spite fall­ing be­hind 2-0 af­ter the first pe­riod. The sec­ond and third pe­ri­ods were en­tirely dif­fer­ent as the Royals scored five times in the sec­ond and four more in the third to salt the game away.

MacLellan scored twice and added two as­sists for the Royals while Armswor­thy three times. Armswor­thy has scored 11 goals so far this sea­son. One of Armswor­thy’s goals was a short-handed marker which gave the Royals a 7-4 lead in the third pe­riod.

Wood­ill scored twice while Sul­li­van and Le­vangie added sin­gle goals.

As for Ear­ley, he made save af­ter save, which only made the At­tack more and more frus­trated as the game pro­gressed.

With the two wins, the Royals are now 7-11-0 for 14 points and have moved into a tie with the Cum­ber­land Colts for the fourth and fi­nal play­off spot in the Nova Sco­tia Re­gional Ju­nior Hockey League.

They were sched­uled to play two games this past week­end (Dec. 1 and Dec. 2) with Spry­field and Cum­ber­land.

The Royals will host East Hants in a home-and-home se­ries Dec. 8-9. They travel to East Hants on Dec. 8 be­fore host­ing the Pen­guins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Hants Ex­hi­bi­tion Arena.

Their last home game of 2018 will be Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. when they host the Sackville Knights.

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