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Dekkers lifts Drayton to win in church league hockey

by Willard Metzger

Drayton 7 Missionary 4

Missionary looked to add to their upset win last week and scored the first goal from the opening face-off.

Tim Thalen blasted a shot on net and Brandon Murray flicked the rebound over the pads of the netminder.

Drayton’s Rob DeWeerd  and Eric Dekkers scored the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead. Assists were earned by Dave Mulder and Scott VanOostveen (2).

Missionary (Matt Duff assisted by Tom Chambers and Chris Huber) and Drayton (Dekkers from Jerry Robous and Robyn Curry) traded goals in the second to make the score 3-2 for Drayton.

Drayton padded its lead with a powerplay goal by DeWeerd (from VanOostveen and Rumph) and another by Dekkers (from Rumph and Curry) for his hat trick.

Missionary came back with two quick goals  by Chris Hubers and Dave Scholten (assists went to Chambers, Tim Thalen and Dennis Gleeson) to make it 5-4 for Drayton.

Two more Drayton goals by  Dekkers and Mike DeWeerd put the game out of reach (assisted by Mark Timmerman, Robous, VanOostveen and Mulder).

Dekkers now has 26 goals,  just three shy of the regular season record.

Floradale 8 Community 6

After a flurry of scoring, the game was tied 3-3 after the first period of play.

Kevin Gingrich earned an early hat trick early for Community (with assists to Gerald Martin and Rick Brubacher), while Floradale responded with goals by Brendon Jefferson, Josh Brohman and Ryan Martin (assisted by Ryan Martin, Tim Martin, Leon Metzger and Rod Shantz).

In the second Rick Brubacher and Ryan Freeman scored for Community (assisted by Freeman, Gingrich and Jamie Martin). But two late goals by Floradale (Jefferson and Brohman tied, assisted by Mike and Ryan Martin) tied the game 5-5.

Community took the lead again midway through the third period. Cal Martin planted a shot on net and Gerald Martin snapped the rebound over netminder Jason Newton.

Floradale tied the game back up when Dan Martin and Josh Brohman set up Ryan Martin for the goal.

Floradale took the lead for the first time in the game in the final minutes. Tim Freeman scored the goal, from Tim and Dan Martin.

One more empty net goal by Willis Martin finished the win for Floradale. Assists on the play went to Leon Metzger and Tim Martin.

Listowel 5 Bethel 2

Bethel’s Tim Bauman scored the only goal in the first period on a powerplay, assisted by Kyle Martin and Jim Wideman.

Bethel added another in the second period after Mike Veens and Wideman set up Mike Seiling, who beat netminder Charlie Wagler to make the score 2-0.

But Listowel came back with a goal before the period ended. Joey Shantz and Curtis Wagler set up Kyle Streicher for a quick shot and his team’s first goal.

Listowel tied the game 2-2 in the third when Cole Maher set up Travis Kuepfer, who went to the net and ripped a shot into the short side corner.

Listowel fought hard and was rewarded with three minutes left in the game.

Trevor Streicher and Travis Kuepfer worked the play along the blue line to give Cole Maher the puck. He cut in front of the net and sent a wrist shot underneath the crossbar for the go-ahead goal.

Bethel pulled their goaltender for the extra skater in the final minute, but Listowel seized the opportunity for two empty net goals to put the game away 5-2.

Jay Miller and Trevor Streicher  scored the final two goals with assists by Cole Maher, Travis Kuepfer and Lowell Weber.

January 20, 2012

 
 

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