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Lucan Irish drop three games in Jr. ‘C’ action

By Mac Christie, Times-Advocate Staff

MOUNT BRYDGES – The Lucan Irish went winless in three games last week, falling to 11-12-4 on the season.

The Irish faced the Dorchester Dolphins in Lucan Dec. 5, falling 5-1.

Dorchester jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, and although Mitch Smith cut the lead in half eight minutes into the second period, that was all the Irish would manage.

The Dolphins made it 3-1 before the end of the period and added two more in the third in the 5-1 decision.

Lucan goaltender Joseph Frustaglio made 40 saves in the loss, while the Irish put 42 shots on the Dorchester goal.

Lucan went 0-4 on the power play in the loss.

Sailors down Irish

Lucan was on the road Saturday night in Port Stanley, coming out on the wrong end of a 6-3 score.

The Sailors got on the board first, just under six minutes into the game, but with just over a minute to play in the period Colin Hartwick drew the Irish even at 1-1.

Port Stanley made it 2-1 early in the second, but the Irish again drew even when Cullen Harper scored at the 13:47 mark.

Under two minutes later the Sailors retook the lead, but Mathew Smallman struck back for Lucan before the end of the frame, knotting the score at 3-3 heading into the third.

Unfortunately for Lucan, the third period was all Port Stanley, as the Sailors scored three unanswered goals for the 6-3 win.

Dylan Hoover made 41 saves in the Lucan goal, while Lucan managed 37 shots on goal.

Bulldogs overcome Irish

The Irish ended the weekend in the loss column, falling 5-3 to the Mount Brydges Bulldogs Sunday evening in Mount Brydges.

Following a scoreless opening period, Smith got Lucan on the board with a power play marker just under two minutes into the second.

Mount Brydges struck back six minutes later with a power play goal of their own, adding a second goal with the man advantage less than three minutes later.

Dylan Symons drew the Irish even shortly after, but the Bulldogs scored before the end of the period for a 3-2 lead.

Mount Brydges built a 4-2 lead under three minutes into the third and although Dylan Murray cut the lead to 4-3 with a power play goal at 13:48, the Bulldogs scored under two minutes later to ice the game 5-3.

The Irish peppered the Mount Brydges net with 52 shots in the loss, while Frustaglio made 34 saves for Lucan in his second start of the week.

The Irish currently sit in sixth place in the Yeck Conference.

Lucan next plays the Thamesford Trojans tonight (Dec. 12) at 7:45 p.m. in Lucan.

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