73's Dominate Winless Sharks, 10-0

The Essex 73's found the perfect way to rebound after their tough loss on Sunday to Lakeshore by mounting a 10-0 victory over the visiting Wheatley Sharks, tonight.

The 73's came out with a vengeance early, dominating the game from the opening faceoff and out shooting their opponents 34-20 after it was all said and done.

Though the Sharks offence was lack-luster at the best of times, 73's goaltender Jax D'hont did record the shutout with the help of some solid defence by his teammates.

“Doesn't matter how you get one, but getting a shutout is always special no matter what the score is,” said D'hont, who was announced as the Subway Player of the Game for his efforts.

 

“The guys (defence) played solid in front of me, no doubt. There was a lot of communication out there and that really helps when you’re on the defending side.”

Besides D'hont’s shutout, there were multi-goal games by a few 73's including Michael Vieira, captain Tyler Boughner and defenceman Adam Gaiarin. Each enjoyed two-goal tallies. For Gaiarin, it was the first multi-goal game in his junior career.

“Yes, that's special for me, first time ever,” said Gaiarin. “It’s nice to get one, but a couple in one game is awesome for sure. Right place, right time tonight.”

William Stadder, Brett Smith, rookies Justin Bondy and Dallas Anderson all notched singles.

The win improves the 73s record to 3-1 as they travel to Mooretown Saturday night to take on the 4-0 Flags who currently lead the division. Game time in Mooretown is 7:30 pm

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73's Dominate Winless Sharks, 10-0

The Essex 73's found the perfect way to rebound after their tough loss on Sunday to Lakeshore by mounting a 10-0 victory over the visiting Wheatley Sharks, tonight.

The 73's came out with a vengeance early, dominating the game from the opening faceoff and out shooting their opponents 34-20 after it was all said and done.

Though the Sharks offence was lack-luster at the best of times, 73's goaltender Jax D'hont did record the shutout with the help of some solid defence by his teammates.

“Doesn't matter how you get one, but getting a shutout is always special no matter what the score is,” said D'hont, who was announced as the Subway Player of the Game for his efforts.

 

“The guys (defence) played solid in front of me, no doubt. There was a lot of communication out there and that really helps when you’re on the defending side.”

Besides D'hont’s shutout, there were multi-goal games by a few 73's including Michael Vieira, captain Tyler Boughner and defenceman Adam Gaiarin. Each enjoyed two-goal tallies. For Gaiarin, it was the first multi-goal game in his junior career.

“Yes, that's special for me, first time ever,” said Gaiarin. “It’s nice to get one, but a couple in one game is awesome for sure. Right place, right time tonight.”

William Stadder, Brett Smith, rookies Justin Bondy and Dallas Anderson all notched singles.

The win improves the 73s record to 3-1 as they travel to Mooretown Saturday night to take on the 4-0 Flags who currently lead the division. Game time in Mooretown is 7:30 pm

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D'hondt Shuts Out Petrolia

November 12, 2019

Essex was back at it after two weekend losses, this time they faced the Petrolia Flyers and it was just what the doctor ordered.

The 73's got steady goaltending from Jax D'hondt, and despite losing more players to either game misconducts or sickness, prevailed 5-0 to improve their record to 10-5-0-1.

 

The 73's sit in fourth place, just one point behind the Amherstburg Admirals.

 

Darcy Haupt paced the 73's with two goals, while Alex Demers, Quinn Fazekas and Brayden Zuidema rounded out the scoring. Josh Pope-Ferguson chipped in with two assists.

D'hont stopped all 18 shots he had to face.

 

Essex will look to continue their winning ways as tey travel to Blenheim on Sunday, November 17th. 

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73's Hit Rough Patch Over Weekend

November 10, 2019

The Essex 73's were on a roll of late, winning 7 of its last 8 games played, but this weekend the 73's missed out on a couple opportunities to increase their positioning in the standings, both on the road, losing 2-1 against Mooretown Saturday night, and 6-3 versus Amherstburg Sunday night.

 

Essex will look to get back on the winning track Tuesday, November 12th when they face the visiting Petrolia Flyers. Game time is 7:00pm. 

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Essex Gets Back on Winning Track

November 5, 2019

There was something in the air in the Essex Centre Sports Complex Tuesday night as the visiting Dresden Jr. Kings and the hometown Essex 73's combined for 14 goals and 109 penalty minutes.

In the end, it was the 73's who picked up the main thing on the night, which was the win.

Essex moves to 9-3-0-1 on the season, and the Kings drop to 4-10-0-0.

Jacob Cruickshank led the way with 3 goals and 1 assist. Jack Sanko, back after a one game suspension, picked up 2 goals and 1 assist. Bryce O'Brien had 3 assists and the other 73's goal scorfers were Tyler Pope-Ferguson, Conor Dembinski, Brayden Zuidema and Curtis Jackson.

Jax D'hondt got the win in goal facing 23 shots fired his way.

The 73's will travel to Mooretown Saturday to face the second place Flags, then to Amherstburg Sunday for a clash with the fifth place Admirals.

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Sharks End 73's Win Streak With 2-1 Win

November 3, 2019

Fresh off a big win over the Lakeshore Candiens last Tuesday night, the Essex 73's had a rare Sunday afternoon game at home with hopes of extending their winning streak to seven games.

 

But Wheatley had different plans in mind.

 

The Sharks played the 73's tough for the second time this season and in the end, managed to score one more goal than the 73's to pick up the road win, 2-1.

 

The game took overtime after Wheatley scored on the powerplay in the first and then the 73's got one on the powerplay themselves in the third on a screen shot from the point by defenceman, Bryce O'Brien.

Jax D'hondt was charged with the loss in goal despite stopping 29-of-31 shots directed at him, a few of them of high quality.

The 73's will look to get back to their winning ways this Tuesday when they welcome the Dresden Jr. Kings. 

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The Essex 73's are a non-profit organization that relies on it's community partnerships to meet the majority of our annual budget. We are a community operated club with a board of directors who work hard all year round to ensure that players have a place to play after minor hockey.

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