with files from CIHL Staff
Batchewana Attack, Espanola Rivermen and St. Charles Spirit all had four-point weekends with two victories apiece in Canadian International Hockey League action.
The Attack beat the Milton Battle Arts Cobras 10-2 on Saturday in a neutral site game in Barry’s Bay, Ont. then downed the Colborne Hawks 9-0 on Sunday afternoon. Batchewana is now a perfect 8-0 to start the season. Shane Lippincott got the shutout in the game against the Hawks.
In a first for the Espanola Rivermen and the CIHL, three goalies combined for a shutout as the visitors defeated Colborne 4-0 on Saturday night. Espanola followed that win with a close 6-4 triumph over Milton on Sunday in a second neutral site game in Barry’s Bay. Austin Hannaford, Keegan Paulette and Trevor Kalinowski made 19 stops in the blanking of Colborne.
St. Charles played two close games on the weekend. A goal by Scott Marshall 2:09 into overtime gave the home team an exciting 4-3 win over the visiting Toronto Jr. Hockey Academy on Saturday. A large crowd was treated to an exciting game Sunday afternoon, as the Spirit scored late to edge the Collingwood Ice 6-5. The two sides were never apart more than a few goals at any time, giving the 671 fans in attendance some very entertaining hockey. Spirit star Alex Hester netted four goals, including the winner.
Collingwood split its weekend two games. The Ice out-scored the Sudbury Royals on Saturday by an 8-3 margin. Phillip Koufis led the Ice with four goals. The Ice then, as noted above, lost to St. Charles on Sunday.
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