Drayton downs Community in church hockey league


After a scoreless first period Drayton opened the game late in the second with Brandon Rumph burying a rebound for the goal, assisted by Colton Hoekstra and Mike Hessels.

The third period was a different story with the teams stacking up ten goals between them.

Drayton was led by Jessie Hoekstra with three goals and an assist. Eric Decker had two goals and Aaron Keunan had three assists. Rob DeWeerd scored the other Drayton goal. Assists also by Rumph, Colton Hoekstra, and Scott Nieuwland.

Kevin Gingrich scored two and assisted on one for Community. Dustin Bults scored one and assisted on two. Jeff Horst scored the final goal. Other assists by John Horst, Delmer Frey and Lamar Martin.


Listowel scored the only goal in the first period with a shot by Phil Shantz, assisted by Shayne Martin.

Missionary tied the game in the second with an unassisted goal by Dylan Bults. They went on to take the lead with two unanswered goals. Line mates Reid Shantz and Devin McGuire each scored one and assisted on the other.

However, Listowel surged into the third period to score three unanswered goals and snatch away the lead and take the win. Braeden Gingerich started things off with a goal then set up Greg Bauman for a goal with a slap shot from the point. Mike Gingrich snapped in a wrist shot for the winning goal late in the third, assisted by Trevor Kuepfer and Greg Bauman. Other assists were earned by Phil and Josh Shantz.


Bethel took the lead with an unassisted goal by Maynard Brubacher in the final seconds of the first period.

Floradale tied the game to start off the second with a power play goal scored by Brandon Martin, assisted by Kendrick Frey and Tim Martin.

However, with six seconds left in the period Matt Martin scored to regain the lead for Bethel, assisted by Garett Martin.

It was the third period that decided the game as Floradale burst out with five unanswered goals to post the solid win.

Brandon Martin added a pair of goals to complete his hat trick. Greg Martin also scored a pair of goals. Ryan Martin added the remaining Floradale goal. Assists were collected by Greg Martin, Nick Martin, Tim Martin and Brandon Martin.

– Submitted by Willard Metzger