Lakers’ Struggles Continue

The Wallaceburg Lakers’ losing streak has stretched to 16, including a 10-3 loss against Amherstburg at Wallaceburg Memorial Arena Wednesday night. newlakerslogo

General Manager Rich Kanally was behind the bench as head coach and says it was a tough game to watch.

“If you don’t come to play 60 minutes, you’re never going to win a game,” Kanally says. “We come, we play 10 minutes, we prove we can play with the guys. They’ve got to come and skate and play a full game.”

Amherstburg scored four goals in the first period, followed by three straight in the second.

The Lakers didn’t get onto the scoreboard until the third, with goals from Trevor Waller and a pair from Alec Segers.

The Lakers were out-shot 61-27, but Kanally says it’s not a good reflection of net-minder George Hill’s talent.

“He lets in 10 goals, but if I ask him to come out of the net he still wants to stay in the net. He’s a great  competitor and we’re glad to have him.”

The loss is Wallaceburg’s 16th straight and Kanally says  with a record of 1-24-1, clearly some changes need to be made.

“We’re going to try to make some moves, but it’s pretty hard to make, when you’re a last place team it’s hard to get guys to come. We’re doing what we  can to try to turn this organization around, and hopefully the kids will start to come.”

Amherstburg’s win moves the Admirals within three points of second-place Lakeshore in the Stobbs Division.

The Lakers face their next test against the Canadiens in Lakeshore Friday night.

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