WOODSTOCK FALL IN THREE GAMES
The Woodstock Navy Vets were swept in their three-game weekend with losses in all three.
The Navy Vets opened their weekend slate of games with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ayr Centennials Thursday on the road.
Cam Barker scored twice, while Peter Cascagnette and Kyle Walker scored for Woodstock. Keaghan Brett made 25 saves in net.
The Navy Vets lack of luck continued Friday in a 2-0 loss to the Wellesley Applejacks. Wellesley scored their two goals in the first, while Ben Williamson made 24 saves in net for Woodstock.
Woodstock finished the weekend with a 3-1 loss to the New Hamburg Firebirds Saturday on the road. Trent Lamarche had the Vets goal and Ben Williamson made 37 saves in net.
Woodstock will host the Paris Mounties Friday at 7:45 p.m. for their final regular season home game of the season and visit the Delhi Travellers Saturday to wrap up the regular season.
The Vets hold seventh in the Doherty Division with a 16-17-2-3 record.
TAVISTOCK WINS, LOSE
The Tavistock Braves soundly defeated the Burford Bulldogs 13-2 Friday night at home.
Tavistock’s Zac Berg and Bradley Smith each had a hat trick, while Jake Wiffen and Ryan Donat scored twice. Drew Gerth, Mat Walsh and Cole Corriveau also scored. Corriveau, Donat and Josh Helgerman had three assists with Smith adding four and Zach Otto and Gerth having two helpers. Anthony Nardi made 20 saves in net.
In their second game of the weekend, the Braves fell 2-1 to the Paris Mounties Saturday on the road. Drew Gerth had the Tavistock goal and Jensen Van Boekel made 21 saves in net.
The Braves visit the Norwich Merchants Friday at 8 p.m. then visit the New Hamburg Firebirds Saturday to end the regular season.
Tavistock remains in first in the Doherty Division at a 30-5-1-2 record. A win in one of their final two games clinches home ice throughout the playoffs.
NORWICH LOSE LONE GAME
The Norwich Merchants started their weekend with a 4-2 loss to the New Hamburg Firebirds.
Ryan Dayman and Blake Pow scored Norwich’s goals and Tyler Gubesch made 30 saves in net.
The Merchants were also scheduled to play the Wellesley Applejacks but had the game cancelled due to weather. It’ll be rescheduled before the end of the regular season.
The Merchants lone game will be at home Friday at 8 p.m. against the Tavistock Braves to finish the regular season.
The Merchants are in fifth place in the Doherty Division with a 21-14-0-3 record. They’re behind the Paris Mounties and will meet them in the first round of the playoffs.
TROJANS EARN FOUR POINTS
The Thamesford Trojans beat the Lucan Irish 5-2 at home Friday night.
Chris Dimmers, Lucas Ojero, Tyler Arndt, Spencer Mills and Jared Caldarozzi scored for Thamesford. Mitchell Hudda made 19 saves in net for the Trojans.
The Trojans won 6-1 against the Port Stanley Sailors Saturday in Port Stanley.
They had goals from Cooper Brabrook, Ryan Tremblett, Chris Dimmers, Kurtis White, Luke Caldarozzi and Luca Ojero. Thamesford had 13 different players earn points and Mitchell Hudda earned the win in net.
Thamesford will host the Mount Brydges Bulldogs Friday at 7:30 p.m. then host the Dorchester Dolphins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Trojans moved into fourth place in the Yeck Division with their wins and have a 22-12-1-1 record. They’re two points behind third place North Middlesex Stars and one point ahead of fifth place Lambeth Lancers.
TILLSONBURG WINS TWICE
The Tillsonburg Hurricanes of the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League won both their weekend games and continue to hold second place in the South Division.
The Hurricanes beat the Northumberland Stars 6-5 on Friday with Dmitri Selyutin getting three goals and Noah Demelo adding two with Jacob Walter also scoring. Taylor Woolcott and Mitch Randell each had four assists. Matyas Nesvadba made 33 saves.
Tillsonburg defeated the North York Renegades 3-1 Saturday evening on the road.
Tillsonburg’s 26-6-0-1 on the season. They host the Toronto Predators Friday at 7:30 p.m. then visit the Tottenham Steam Saturday.