Floradale/Drayton series goes to decisive game

Floradale 3 Drayton 1

The Floradale Rams forced a decisive game five with a 3-1 win over Drayton on Monday night. Pat Landman put Drayton ahead early in the first period with help from Brandon Rumph and Mark Timmerman, but Floradale’s Ryan Weber replied twice before the first intermission.

Nick Martin added an insurance goal in the third to make sure the A Division series went the distance. Game five was set for Tuesday March 24.

Community 8 Missionary 3

With the B Division, best of three series tied 1-1, one team was walking away the winner after this contest. Missionary jumped ahead on goals by Dylan Bults and Bryan Deen. Gerald Martin cut the lead in half to put Community on the board before the end of the first.

The second period was almost all Community. Sam Bauman, Joe Clemmer (2), and Gerald Martin all found the back of the net to give Community a 5-2 lead. Matt Freund scored in the dying seconds of the second period to give Missionary some life, going into the final frame down only two goals.

Community squashed any hope of a miraculous comeback in the third. Tanner Hackbart and Cal Martin put the game out of reach. With just over two minutes remaining, Gerald Martin completed the hat trick and sealed the 8-3 win and the B division crown.

Ryco Martin and Kev Gingrich each had three assists and Joe Clemmer added two helpers along with two goals.