Drayton blasts Bethel 6-1


Phil Shantz buried a rebound to register the first goal and give Listowel the lead after the first period. Brad Gratz assisted.

Listowel added a goal in the second with a slapshot by Zach Gingrich that sent the puck through the goaltender’s glove. Mike Gingrich assisted.

Listowel added three in the third to put the game away. Shayne Martin, Josh Shantz and Mike Gingrich scored, assisted by Curtis Wagler, Trevor Kuepfer, Travis Kuepfer, Greg Bauman, Zach Gingrich and Kyle Streicher.

Floradale stole the shut out bid with a power play goal by Tim Martin, assisted by Ryan Martin.


Drayton opened the game in the first period. Rob DeWeerd blasted a slap shot from the left boards to send the puck under the crossbar. Scott Nieuwland assisted.

Bethel tied the game with Ian Martin jamming a loose puck into the short side.

However, five unanswered goals in the third earned Drayton a convincing win. Third period goals were scored by Scott Nieuwland, Eric Decker, Dave Mulder, Cam Mohle and Rob DeWeerd. Assists were collected by DeWeerd (2), Colton Hoekstra (2), Brent Mulder, Aaron Keunan, Jessie Hoekstra, and Cam Mohle.


Both teams traded a goal in the first to tie the game. Jeff Horst beat the net-minder with a wrist shot for the Community goal. John Horst and Brady Lane drew assists.

Missionary responded with Pat Landman snapping the puck into the corner, assisted by Dylan Bults.

The teams did the same in the second period. Joe Gerbe centred a pass from behind the net for Dustin Bults to snap the puck into the net for the Community goal. assisted also by Kevin Gingrich.

Missionary evened the score with Tyson Robous snapping in a rebound. Dave Scholten assisted.

Three late goals in the third earned Community the win. Jeff Horst scored his second of the night off a set-up pass from John Horst.

Dustin Bults rifled in a slap shot for the insurance goal, assisted by Gerbe and Gingrich.

An empty net goal by Tony Martin sealed the win for Community.

– Submitted by Willard Metzger

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