Chore's goals lift Oakville to 8-6 victory over Hamilton
Patrick Chore was all over the ice for the Oakville Blades, as he tallied four goals in Oakville's 8-6 win over the Hamilton Red Wings.Chore got on the scoresheet 15:35 into the second period. He then added goals at 16:19 into the second, at 7:17 into the third, and at 14:44 into the third.
Hamilton fell victim to a deadly the Blades power play, which ripped the Red Wings for four goals.
Oakville's offense rang up 43 shots on Hamilton's net. The Blades found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. This season, Oakville averages 5.7 goals per contest. The Blades' penalty kill unit could not stop the Red Wings' power play, which converted on two of three opportunities.
Oakville also got points from Jonah Renouf, who also registered two goals and two assists. Oakville also got a goal from Aidan Orbinski as well. More assists for Oakville came via Kyle Jenkins, who had two, Nathan Renouf, who had four, and Eli Berg, Zach Berg, Vince Palermo, Greg Campbell, and Brock Bottachio, who each chipped in one.
Hamilton forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and one major for 45 minutes in penalty time. The Red Wings surpassed its season average of 21.0 penalty minutes per game. Hamilton kept Oakville's goalie busy throughout the game, and Evan Buitenhuis made 27 saves on 33 shots. The Red Wings' goal total was higher than their season average. Hamilton averages 3.0 goals per game.
The Red Wings were led by Troy Crema, who racked up three goals and one assist. Hamilton additionally got points from Luke Laidlaw, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Aaron Spivak also scored for Hamilton. In addition, Hamilton received assists from Kurt Gottschalk, who had one and Spencer MacCormack, Adam Brady, and Adam DiBrina, who each chipped in two.
The Blades incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Hamilton's Jason Pucciarelli stopped 35 shots out of the 42 that he faced. For the Red Wings, MacCormack was ejected from the game.