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Justin Wu #72 of the Brantford 99ers plays the puck during the third period at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre on October 14, 2021 in Ontario, Canada (Christian Bender/OJHL Images)

By Darryl G. Smart

Justin Wu certainly doesn’t mind facing a lot of shots.

The 18-year-old goalie made 46 saves to backstop the Brantford 99ers to a 5-2 win over the Collingwood Blues Thursday night in Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Gretzky Centre.

Brendan Anderson and Kris Fugalis gave the 99ers a lead in the first period, with Mark McIntosh providing the only Blues reply.

Adrian Rebelo and Easton Wainright added to the lead in the second period, while Jack Robinson scored the dagger midway through the third period. Spencer Young was the only Blues player to beat Wu in the final frame.

The win improves the 99ers record to 3-2. Next up is the Markham Waxers Sunday at 4pm, also at the Gretzky Centre.

CORVAIRS LOSE IN SHOOTOUT

Colin MacDougall was the only one to score during the shootout, as the Hamilton Kilty B’s edged the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs in Greater Ontario Junior Hockey action Thursday.

Christian King scored his first goal of the season for the Corvairs in the second period, with Ryan McGuire tying things up in the third period.

Ethan Langevin showed why he was a huge acquisition for the Corvairs during the offseason, making 48 saves. Down at the other end, Cage Stewart made 31 stops.

The Corvairs are now 3-3-0-1 and will host the Kilty B’s Saturday night at 7:30pm.

MUDCATS BLANKED BY RIVERHAWKS

Owen MacDonnell had a great night making 34 saves for the Dunnville Mudcats, but Bryce Frechette was perfect stopping all 18 shots at the other end in a 3-0 Niagara Riverhawks win Thursday night in Provincial Junior Hockey League action.

Hunter Willis, Nick Guguid and Jayden Engberts scored for the Riverhawks.

With their 0-3-1 record, the Mudcats host the Hagersville Hawks Friday at 7:30pm.

SAILORS SING THE BLUES

Tristian Huinink scored the hat trick to lead the Dundas Blues to an 8-3 win over the Port Dover Sailors Thursday in Provincial Junior Hockey League Bloomfield Division action.

Josiah VanGurp added two goals to the Blues cause, while Nicholas Kisil and Eric Semiwolos scored one goal each.

Michael Vanacker led the Sailors with two goals and Ben Mason netted one.

The 2-3 Sailors hope to get back on track at home Sunday at 2pm, when they host the Glanbrook Rangers.