Drayton, Floradale advance to finals in Monday night hockey action


Floradale entered the game leading the best-of-three A Division semifinals 1-0. Gary Martin started things off for Floradale with a slapshot on the glove side for an unassisted goal.

Floradale added two more late in the second. Ken Frey blasted a low slapshot from the point for a goal, and Ryan Weber took a wrist shot to the opposite corner for the goal, assisted by Ryan Martin and Gary Martin.

Floradale added another pair of goals in the third to finish the game. Gary Martin scored on an empty net and Willis Martin scored in the low near side corner. Assists went to Conner Bauman and Corey Wideman.

Colin Horst turned away 17 shots in net for the shutout.

Floradale advances to the best-of-five Nichols playoff finals.


Drayton scored two unanswered goals in the first to build an early lead. Jessie Hoekstra and Dave Mulder scored the goals. Eric Decker and Cam Mohle drew assists.

Aaron Keunan added a goal for Drayton in the second by threading a shot inside the post.Brent Mulder and Cam Mohle assisted.

Community was able to score three goals in the third but Drayton added a short–handed goal and a power play goal to ensure the win.

Kevin Gingrich, John Horst and Dustin Bults scored the Community goals, assisted by Ryco Martin, Tony Martin, Calvin Martin, and John Horst.

Eric Decker slipped in a short-handed goal for Drayton, and Brandon Rumph added a power play goal. Assists were eanred by Darren Mohle and Brent Mulder.

The win advances Drayton to the best-of-five Nichols playoff Finals.


Missionary got off to an early start with an unassisted goal by Devin McGuire in the opening minute of the game.

Missionary added a pair of goals late in the second. Pat Landman seized a loose puck during a scramble at the net and flipped it over the net minder. Brady Claussen slipped the puck under the goalie’s pads seconds later for another goal. Claussen, McGuire, and Dylan Bults drew assists.

Bethel rebounded in the third and scored two power play goals. Mark Paisley fired a shot from the point for a goal. That was followed by a wrist shot by Matt Taylor to bring Bethel within one. Garrett Martin and Jim Wideman assisted.

Bethel pulled the goaltender for the extra skater, but Missionary added two empty net goals to put the game away. The empty netters were scored by Dylan Bults and Jamie Hoelscher, assisted by Landman.

The win ties up the best-of-three semi-final series 1-1.