There were a lot of local flavors on the scoresheet Tuesday night at Ladner Leisure Center, but that wasn’t necessarily good news for the home side.
Garrett Wicks, Matthew Stewart and Lukas Olson totaled six points to lead the visiting Richmond Sockeyes to a 7-2 victory over the Delta Ice Hawks in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.
Wicks followed his older brother’s path to organizing the Sockeyes where he is now in his final junior year and one of the team’s key veterans. Stewart and Olson are both locally produced who co-captained the Greater Vancouver Canadiens of the BC Major Midget Hockey League during the 2019/20 season.
Stewart, 18, was also drafted by the Vancouver Giants from the Western Hockey League and attended the team’s recent training camp in Ladner, where he was among the scorers in the closing game of the Legends.
Stewart and Wicks each scored one goal and one assist, while Olson contributed with two assists as the Sockeyes wiped out a 1-0 first-period deficit with seven unanswered goals, including a pair just 62 seconds off. interval in the last quarter.
Dalton MacGillivray and Ryan Bayley have scored for the Hawks who have lost 1-1-0-1 this season. Dawson Chen turned back 24 of 31 shots before giving way to North Delta affiliate Jacob Zillich, who was perfect in relief with 18 saves.
The Hawks came off a 6-4 road victory last Saturday at Port Moody. It was more local talent that led the way as Alex Lucchesi scored twice and added an assist. He is one of nine Delta players currently on the squad roster.
Other goals were scored by JJ Milne, Luca Redford, Billy Johal and captain Alec Scouras. Chen made 30 saves.
The Hawks are back in action Tuesday when the North Vancouver Wolf Pack visits Ladner at 7:35 p.m.