If the St. James Regional High Saints had an answer for Joshua Shears on Thursday night, they might have been able to defeat the streaking Elwood High Lakers.
But, they didn’t — so, they didn’t.
Shears struck for four goals in the West Coast High School Hockey League matchup at the Bruce II Sports Complex in Port aux Basques, as the Lakers picked up a 6-4 triumph.
Noah Burden and Josua Osbourne also got on the board for the victors.
Dylan Macdougall lit the lamp twice for the Saints in the loss, while Cody Drover and Luke Penney did the rest.
The Lakers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period, with Shears completing his hat trick before the opening frame had ended.
They made it 5-0 off Shears’ fourth of the night, early in the second, before the Saints stormed back with four in a row to make a game of it.
Osbourne scored late in the third, however, to seal the deal for the Lakers.