Vandenburg’s goal helps Fundy to shootout win over Kings

Will Singer of the Fundy Thunder comes in on Kings goalie Nolan McLauchlan with a shot. (Healey photo)

LANTZ: In a battle of David vs Goliath, it was David coming out on top in N.S. U16 AAA hockey league play at the Ice Pad B at the East Hants Sportsplex.

The Kings Hockey team came in as the fourth-place team facing the Fundy Thunder in a rematch of a game from the day before in Sackville. Fundy is 10th in the 11-team league.

But it was the Thunder who were determined to come out with the victory.

Jaden Duncan holds the puck against the boards as a Fundy player tries to dig it out. (Healey photo)


As the two teams played an exciting contest, it was a late penalty that came back to haunt the Kings.

Daniel Vandenburg scored the powerplay goal past Nolan McLauchlan who appeared to not even see the shot through a screen by a player in his crease.

That tied the game and would see the game head to overtime, which solved nothing.

Fundy scored in the shootout to pick up win two on the season. The player who scored wasn’t posted on the online game sheet.

Max Blackwood holds on to the puck looking for a play. (Healey photo)
Max Blackwood defends against a rush by a Fundy player. (Healey photo)
The Kings celebrate a goal. (Healey photo)


Nic MacIntyre and Braden Martin had the Kings goals.

Jackson Orchard of Lantz; Max Blackwood of Beaver Bank; and Marco Langille had the assists for the losing squad.

McLauchlan stopped 23 of 25 pucks sent his way.

Former Elmsdale resident Will Singer picked up an assist on Vandenburg’s game tying goal.

Daniel Vandenburg keys in on a Kings player with the puck. (Healey photo)
The captain of the Fundy Thunder brings the puck into the Kings zone to create a scoring chance. (Healey photo)
A Kings player races up the ice. (Healey photo)