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Drayton tops Bethel 9-2, Floradale edges Listowel


Floradale stormed into this game stacking up three unanswered goals in the first period.

Corey Wideman started things off with an unassisted goal in the high short side corner.

Greg Martin snapped in a low shot under the goalie’s pads and Braeden Gingerich tipped in a powerplay goal. Assists were earned by Tim, Nick, Javan, and Andrew Martin.

After a scoreless second period Listowel came back in the third period with a goal. A giveaway in the Listowel zone gave Listowel a two-on-one rush. Josh Shantz carried the puck to the right side and snapped the puck into the top corner with a wrist shot. Assists went to Zack Gingrich and Phil Shantz.

Listowel pulled their goaltender late in the game for an extra skater. It paid off for one goal with Travis Shantz stuffing the puck into the net, assisted by Phil and Josh Shantz.


The first goal didn’t materialize until midway through the second period. Drayton then surged on the Bethel net for a pair of goals in less than a minute.

Herman Mulder scored a short handed goal and Mark Scholten scored on a break away shortly after. The goals were assisted by Brandon Rumph and Mike Hessels.

Drayton added one more goal before the period ended. A tip-in by Rob DeWerd sent the puck under the pads of the net-minder. Herman Mulder and Scott Nieuwland assisted.

Bethel connected for a couple of goals in the third period. Nathan Holland scored both goals, assisted by Jason Horst and Ben Wideman.

However Drayton stacked up six goals to put the game away. Jessie Hoekstra scored a hat trick, with the other goals scored by Herman Mulder, Eric Deckers and Dave Mulder. Assists were earned by Deckers (3), Aaron Keunan (2), Rob DeWeerd, and Brent Mulder.


Community got off to a quick start scoring a goal in the opening two minutes. Dustin Bults centred a pass and Kevin Gingrich snapped the puck into the net.

Gingrich scored his second goal later in the period. A tidy feed by Joe Gerbe gave Gingrich a shot into the open corner.

Missionary capitalized on a Community error. A fanned shot allowed Matt Duff to pick up the and flip it into the top corner for the unassisted goal.

After a scoreless second period Community scored from the opening face off of the third. A tip-in by Tony Martin secured the goal. Assisted by Delmer Frey and Kyle Wideman.

Missionary came back with a rush on net. Thomas Ruttimann played the role of the finisher for the goal. assisted by Dave Scholten.

Community added the insurance goal once again. Gerbe drifted across the net and snapped the puck underneath the crossbar. Assisted by Bults and Frey.

Gingrich completed his hat trick to finish off the Community win. Good puck movement by Gerbe and Bults gave Gingrich the wide open corner for the goal.

Submitted by Willard Metzger

December 22, 2017


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