There is disparity that separates the Batchewana Attack and the Sudbury Royals and it was very evident on Monday afternoon at Rankin Arena.
The Attack was full measure for an 11-0 win over the Royals, limiting the visitors to very-few scoring chances while putting the puck in the Sudbury net in rapid fashion.
To be sure, Batchewana is head-and-shoulders above Sudbury in the Canadian International Hockey League talent and experience department although give credit to the majority of the players on the Royals who did not stop trying until the final buzzer sounded on Monday afternoon despite being outshot by an overwhelming 55-5 margin.
The no-quit factor is a credit to the Sudbury players and to Royals coach Trevor Blanchard, whose team had lost 11-1 at home to Batchewana on Saturday before the 11-0 setback on Monday.
As for Batchewana, Attack head coach Denny Lambert has his team in fine form with a 3-0 win-loss record thus far this CIHL season.
In Monday’s home-ice win at the Rankin, defenceman Johan Kling scored two goals as did forward Rob Delury, who added a touch of mustard to a hot dog shuffle following both of his tallies.
Other Batchewana goals were scored by Jacob Palmerio, Kendal Huckins, Jason Uhl, Brian Stack, Darian Pilon, Jeremy Solomon and Chris Skinner.
Barely working up a sweat, Stefan Demetz posted the Batchewana shutout.