Sports

Sockeyes drop pair of high-scoring affairs

By Don Fennell

Published 10:39 PDT, Tue October 29, 2019

Last Updated: 2:25 PST, Tue November 12, 2019

Richmond Sockeyes got caught up in a pair of high-scoring games last week. It cost them.

In the midst of an early-season slump in which they’ve dropped three of their last five games, the Sockeyes were outscored 8-7 in overtime by rival Delta Ice Hawks last Thursday at home and then fell 6-4 to the Pacific Junior Hockey League-leading North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Saturday.

The Sockeyes started well against Delta, but failed to hold the lead. And against North Vancouver, they were even early in the third but lost the lead, and the game, in the second half of the final frame.

On a positive note, the team’s top players continue to set the pace.

Ryleigh Anderson scored twice against Delta and added two assists versus North Vancouver. He now has a team-best 12 goals and 25 points through 15 games.

Captain Noah Kelly followed up a goal and an assist versus the Ice Hawks with two helpers against the Wolf Pack.

Richmond faces Surrey Knights in back-to-back away games at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex this week—Oct. 29 and Oct. 31. Their next home game is Nov. 3 at 4:45 p.m. against the same Knights.

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