Legionnaires blown out by league leading Argos

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The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League leading Notre Dame Argos had little trouble against the last place Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires in a 10-1 blowout victory on Tuesday.

The Legionnaires have now lost 13 straight games, with their last win coming back on Nov. 23.

The Argos pounced into a 3-0 first period advantage while outshooting the hosts by a 20-6 margin. While Notre Dame only outshot the Legionnaires 23-19 over the next two periods, the league leaders pulled into a 5-1 lead after two periods before adding five unanswered markers in the final frame.

Reid Fritzke had the lone Legionnaires goal, scoring on the power play with just eight seconds left in the second period. Chaseton Sare and Connor Odelein picked up assists on the goal.

Dillon Dube led the Argos attack with a hat trick and two assists, moving into a tie for the league scoring lead with 51 points. Colin Burston also had a five point game with two goals and three helpers. Notre Dame also had two goals from Damien Riat and singles from Mackenzie Wiens, Jordan Berger and Nolan Reid.

Legionnaires net minder Shane Blomquist gave up seven goals on 38 shots before being replaced by Kyle Zinger who made two saves on five shots in 13:09 of action.

The Legionnaires (6-24-2-1) have an equally tough return to the ice on Thursday, taking on the fourth place Moose Jaw Generals (19-8-4-0) in an 8:15 p.m. start at the iPlex.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League

Geographic location: Swift Current, Notre Dame

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