DRAYTON 10 FLORADALE 4
A high scoring game gave Drayton a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five Nichols Championship. Four power play goals and a five goal third period gave Drayton the solid win. Floradale scored two in the first and once in each of the other periods.
Eric Decker scored three goals and assisted on two for a five-point night. Dave Mulder followed with two goals and two assists for four points. Rob DeWeerd scored twice, and Cam Mohle had a goal and an assist. Other Drayton goals were scored by Darren Mohle and Brent Mulder. Colton and Jessie Hoekstra each had a pair of assists. Other assists were collected by Brandon Rumph and Aaron Keunan.
Corey Wideman, Javan Martin, Ryan Weber, and Nick Martin scored the Floradale goals, assisted by Gary Martin, Ryan Martin, and Conner Bauman.
COMMUNITY 4 LISTOWEL 1
John Horst scored the first goal of the game midway through the first period to give Community the lead, assisted by Kevin Gingrich and Brady Lane.
Listowel tied the game in the final minute of the period. Shayne Martin came from behind the net and slipped the puck into the open corner. Phil Shantz assisted.
Community took the lead in the third with a pair of goals. Dustin Bults scored with a two-on-one rush, and John Horst scored with a rebound. Assisted by Kevin Gingrich and Jeff Horst. One more empty net goal by Joe Gerbe finished the victory for Community.
The win advances Community to the Stelco Finals to face Missionary
MISSIONARY 4 BETHEL 2
Bethel opened the scoring in the first with Nathan Holland beating the netminder blocker side for the goal, assisted by Trevor Diefenbacher. Bethel added a goal in the second on an Ian Martin penalty shot.
Missionary came back with a power play goal late in the period. Dylan Bults buried a rebound created by Brady Claussen and Pat Landman.
Missionary tied the game in the third with a screened shot by Rick Robous. Assisted by Zach Franklin and Dylan Bults.
Pat Landman gave Missionary the lead with the second penalty shot of the game, and Claussen added an empty net goal.