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Royals’ Win Streak Reaches Six

Richmond Beats Winchester To Move Into Tie For First Place

The Richmond Royals have moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Martin Division.

The Royals beat the Winchester Hawks 7-2 Sunday. It was their sixth consecutive win and gave them a 9-3-0 record for 18 points. The Royals are tied with the Embrun Panthers and Casselman Vikings atop the standings. During their six-game winning streak, the Royals have outscored their Junior B opponents by a 38-13 margin.

Win in Alexandria

On Fr. Oct. 28, the Royals travelled to Alexandria to face the Glens. Richmond scored four third period goals and road the goaltending of Gabe Arrigo for a 5-0 win.

For nearly two full periods, Arrigo and Jason Van Wieren were locked in a goaltending duel. With less than a minute left, Tyler Hames scored for the Royals on the power play from Dylan Rorwick and Jaidon Genereux to give Richmond a 1-0 lead.

In the third, it was all Royals.

Ryan Sullivan scored from Jackson Dallaire to put the Royals up 2-0. Rorwick then scored on the power play from Hames and Simon Yang. Jackson Miller scored the third Richmond power play goal from Ryan Sullivan and Giulio Carulli, and then Hames added a shorthanded marker from Shane Sullivan to complete the scoring.

Arrigo made 37 stops for the shutout. Despite letting in five goals, Van Wieren was the game’s first star after stopping 45 of the 50 shots he faced.

On Sun., Oct. 30, the Royals beat the Ottawa Jr. Canadians 8-2.

Justin Williams scored a pair of goals, while Dylan Rorwick had a goal and two assists. Tyler Cutts, Jaidon Genereux and Reid Johnston each had a goal and an assist, with Ryan Sullivan and Tyler Hames also scoring. Robbie DiSilverstro and Drew Russett each had two assists with one each going to Ryan Pollard, Giulio Carulli, Jackson Miller and Shane Sullivan drawing one each.

Gabe Arrigo stopped 32 of 34 shots for the win in goal.

Sixth straight win

The Royals earned their sixth straight win and grabbed a share of first place Sun., Nov 6 with a 7-2 win over the visiting Winchester Hawks.

Once again, it was a balanced scoring attack with six different Royals scoring goals.

Dylan Rorwick had two goals and two assists to lead the way, with Robbie DiSilvestro, Tyler Cutts, Leo Kluchert, Shane Sullivan and Ryan Sullivan each adding goals. Cutts also had two assists with one each going to Ryan Sullivan, Shane Sullivan, Cole Haughton, Tyler Hames, Sam McElheran and Reid Johnston.

Gabe Arrigo stopped 37 of 39 shots for the win.

The Royals will be looking for their seventh win Thursday night as they head to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena to face the Ottawa West Golden Knights. The Royals are at home in Richmond Sun., Nov. 13 to take on the Casselman Vikings in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the young Junior B season. Face off is 1:20 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre.