Brotherly love was in the air this weekend in Wellington. Cougars goaltender Zach Dietz met with twin brother Jacob Dietz of the Wellington Dukes before Sundays game.
When the puck dropped it was all business.
Burlington trailed the Dukes 3-1 in the second period as a result of some early penalty troubles. However, the Cougars would battle back led by defensemen Conner Thomson-Dick. Conner scored his first and second OJHL goals to go with one assist for a three point night. Joel Chauvin, Thomas Lenart, and Jamie Langill also lit the lamp in the 5-4 win. Zach Dietz made 22 saves.
“It feels great,” said Thomson-Dick. The boys have been struggling through the past four games. We were able to pull through tonight and get the win.”
Sundays win for Burlington ended a four game winless streak. After loses to Milton, Collingwood, and Markham, Burlington picked up a point Friday against the Georgetown Raiders at Central.
In other news, Cougars blue liner Crossley Stewart announced his commitment to NCAA Division 1 RIT starting next season.
Stewart and the Cougars will host the undefeated Collingwood Blues Friday night. The top ranked team in the country will bring their 9-0 record to Central.
By Phil Edmunds