Junior hockey club has lost four straight
Wins have been hard to come by for the Hamilton Red Wings in recent weeks.
Mired in fourth place in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s West Division, the 11-20 Red Wings, who have lost their last four games, will be looking for their first win of December when they visit Mississauga on Saturday night before returning home to host Georgetown at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.
At the Dave Andreychuk-Mountain Arena on Monday night, the Red Wings grabbed an early 1-0 lead on the high-scoring Whitby Fury on a first period goal by Luke Sinclair.
The visitors then scored five unanswered goals, three on the power play and one while short-handed, en route to a 5-1 win.
Jeff Murray led Whitby with two goals, while Mike Panowyk, Taylor Best and Greg Milner scored one goal each.
Corey Foster, back from injury, made 27 saves in the Hamilton net.
Fury goalie Tyler Feaver stopped 21 shots.
The Red Wings made their first visit of the season to Buffalo on Dec. 4 and the Junior Sabres, who are tied with Milton for first place in the West Division, jumped out to a 4-0 lead and then cruised to a 10-4 win over Hamilton.
It was the Red Wings’ largest margin of loss this season.