By Darryl G. Smart
The Langton Royals Jr Hockey Club have been very ambitious when it comes to climbing the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League standings.
On Sunday, the first-year team had planned to play a very unusual double-header. First, they were to play the Wexford Raiders at 2pm at home, before getting undressed, hopping on a bus to take on the Seaforth Generals at 7:30pm.
Fortunately the Royals earned four points in one day, and only had to hit the ice once.
In the opener, the Royals won as a result of a forfeit by the Raiders.
It is also the fourth road game in a row the Raiders, who are owned by Brian Fish, have not played.
So after the forfeit, the Royals got on a bus and brought home a 6-2 victory over the Generals.
The Royals owned the first period, thanks to goals from Juliusz Kowalski, Ismael Prudent, and Jonathan Galke.
In the second period, Felix Mailhot scored, while Owen Haiek responded twice for the Generals.
Toby Beliveau and Jack Dorey added to the Royals cause in the third period.
Trevor Slaven continued his brilliance between the pipes for the Royals, making 24 stops.
The four-point day vaults the Royals into third place overall in the CPJHL, and only three points back from the Maniwaki Mustangs.
Friday, the Royals are on the road and will take on the Raiders at 7:30pm. Sunday they hit the road again for a 7:30pm tilt with the Generals.