Bulldogs run winning streak to six with wins over Massey and St. Joe’s

 

 

Brock Beaudoin scores the third of his four goals against St. Joseph Jan. 7. General Amherst won 10-0.

Brock Beaudoin scores the third of his four goals against St. Joseph Jan. 7. General Amherst won 10-0.

By Ron Giofu

 

The General Amherst Bulldogs boys hockey team have run their winning streak to six after a pair of wins on home ice last week.

The Bulldogs (6-1, 12 points) returned from the Christmas break with a 6-2 win over the Massey Mustangs last Tuesday at the Libro Centre. Kyle Meloche led the way for General Amherst with two goals while Brock Beaudoin, Jake Topliffe, Isaac Hammond, and Stefan Dobrich added one apiece.

The next game was Thursday with the Bulldogs handing the visiting St. Joseph Lasers a 10-0 defeat. Beaudoin recorded his first four-goal game with captain Garret Blunt adding three goals. Topliffe, Zach Yott and Owen Coughlin also tallied for the Bulldogs while Jack Langlois picked up the shutout in goal.

“It was pretty good,” Blunt said of his team’s effort Thursday. “We took it to them early. We were able to get the puck in deep and score some goals.”

Blunt said they have some big games starting this week and believes the Bulldogs are ready for the challenge.

“We’re looking good,” he said. “We’re happy with what is happening right now.”

General Amherst's Justin Veldhuis (8) drives to the net for a scoring opportunity during the Jan.7 game at the Libro Centre against St. Joseph. Amherst won 10-0.

General Amherst’s Justin Veldhuis (8) drives to the net for a scoring opportunity during the Jan.7 game at the Libro Centre against St. Joseph. Amherst won 10-0.

General Amherst head coach Pat Garrett said he is also happy with how the team is performing.

“We’re firing on all cylinders,” said Garrett. “The guys are playing well. They are getting scoring chances. It’s all about finding ways to win.”

The Bulldogs are at the Vollmer Centre in LaSalle Tuesday for a 3 p.m. game against the Sandwich Sabres and follow that up Wednesday with a 3 p.m. game in Essex.

“We went into the break playing really well,” Garrett added. “We went in on a high and we kept things rolling.”
Garrett added the key for the Bulldogs’ recent success is the fact all three lines are producing. He said Beaudoin is “on fire” and that Blunt, Topliffe and Justin Veldhuis are also continuing to play well.

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