Whitehorse Daily Star

League leading scorer leads his Medicine Chest club to 23rd win

With nine regular season games remaining,

By Whitehorse Star on February 10, 2017

With nine regular season games remaining, Medicine Chest Pharmacy has a stranglehold on first place in the Whitehorse Oldtimers Hockey League.

The 7-1 victory Thursday over AON-Reed Stenhouse raised Medicine Chest’s record to 23 wins, seven ties and just three loses to maintain an 11-point lead in the standings over second-place EDI Environmental Dynamics.

EDI also won Thursday, defeating a surging TA Firth and Sons 4-1 to create a solid five-point advantage over third-place.

Yukon Inn took over third from Firth with a 6-1 victory against Tim Hortons on Wednesday, and Kilrich Building Centres defeated Air North 6-4 in what was a battle between the cellar dwellers.

League scoring leader Blayne Monahan led Medicine Chest with one goal and two assists, as did teammate Peter Kirby. Colin Nash scored twice and Kirk Price, Ron Cruikshank and Mark Pike scored singles. Brian Gudmundson scored the lone goal for AON on an assist from Kevin Johnstone.

Monahan leads the scoring race with 70 points, eight points ahead of Johnstone and Monahan has also scored the most goals – 37.

For EDI last night, scoring was spread across the board with goals scored by Greg Lane, Bruce Milligan, David Wipf and Doug Terry. Lane and Milligan also recorded assists, as did Brian Currie. Kerry Pettitt scored the only goal for Firth on an assist from Doug Cote.

On Wednesday, Greg Charlie lit it up for Yukon Inn with a hat trick while Jim Giczi, Mike Blower and Shawn Kinsela each scored once. Mike Muller assisted on three. Ed Van Randen scored the only goal for Tim Hortons on an assist from Jeff O’Farrell.

It was a team affair for Kilrich with Matt Wallace scoring twice and singles from Lawrence Crawford, Kenny Anderson, Ron Sumanik and Dave Bakika. Sean McLeish recorded three assists.

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