The Elmira Sugar Kings have improved to 4-1 in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League play after a pair of weekend wins that were a contrast in extremes.
The Sugar Kings hammered the Bombers 10-0 at Brampton, Saturday, then eked out a 3-2 victory over the Cambridge Winter Hawks, which were previously undefeated, on home ice the following evening.
Elmira scored three times in the second period in Sunday’s win at the Woolwich Memorial Centre en route to victory.
Brady Campbell and Jake Weidner both scored powerplay goals and had an assist for Sugar Kings. Patrick McKelvie added a goal and Craig Johnson (2), Cash Seraphim and Zac Coulter added helpers.
Cambridge, which had won five straight to open the season, got goals from Trevor Hache and Cameron Pentsa.
Elmira goaltender Hayden Neuman stopped 35 of 37 shots.
The Sugar Kings out shot the Winter Hawks 48-37.
Saturday at Brampton, 10 different players lit the lamp for Elmira, which broke open a 1-0 game after 20 minutes with four unanswered goals in the second period.
Cass Frey, Coulter, Seraphim and Campbell each had a goal and two assists. Mitch Wright, Matt Schieck, Brodie Whitehead, Rob Kohli, Weidner and McKelvie also scored. Assists went to Johnson (2), Matt Pascuzzo, Adam Brubacher, Adam Dauda, Brandon Stewart and Weidner.
Elmira’s Neuman picked up his second shutout of the season. He stopped all 20 shots he faced from Brampton, which joined the Midwestern Conference after relocating from Owen Sound.
Next up, Elmira finishes off a home-and-home against the Winterhawks at Cambridge, Saturday. Elmira is back on home ice Sunday against Brampton at 7 p.m., and then travels to Kitchener, Tuesday.