Division leaders score three in third to top Shamrocks

CAMBRIDGE – The Hespeler Shamrocks yielded three goals in the third period as they were downed 4-1 by the Grimsby Peach Kings in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.

Grimsby scored the only goal of the second period after a scoreless first period. The Peach Kings added two more goals in the third before Austin Slaney scored the lone goal for Hespeler in the middle stages of the period. Grimsby added another goal two and a half minutes later to complete the scoring.

Kyle Wagner and Mitch Montgomery assisted on Hespeler’s goal.

Matt Schouppe, Brennan Smith, London Murray and Brady Cranwell had a goal apiece for Grimsby while Adam Kozlowski assisted on three of the goals and Smith, Cranwell, Daniel Scotland, Christian Stevens and Maxim Ljubaja each had one assist.

Connor Pickard made 39 saves in the Hespeler net while winning netminder Riley Maskell had 18 saves for Grimsby.

The Peach Kings outshot the Shamrocks 43-19 and went 1-for-4 on their power play while the Shamrocks were scoreless on six power plays.

Hespeler is seventh in the Bloomfield Division at 4-12-0-1 while Grimsby is second at 13-2-1-0.

The Shamrocks and Peach Kings are to meet again Friday at Grimsby at 7:30 p.m. and the Shamrocks are to host the Port Dover Sailors (6-8-2-2) Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.


Peach Kings 4 Shamrocks 1
Grimsby       0-1-3–4
Hespeler     0-0-1–1
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Reilly Hesp (tripping), 9:25; Ceolin Grim (roughing, 17:15.
Second Period
1. Grimsby, Schouppe (Smith, Kozlowski) 19:24
Penalties: Balca Grim (holding, 7:15; Scotland Grim (head contact, head contact misconduct), 12:19; Moffit Hesp (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:08; Trudeau Hesp (holding stick), Duff Grim (roughing), 17:15.
Third Period
2. Grimsby, Smith (Cranwell, Kozlowski) 3:20
3. Grimsby, Murray (Scotland, Stevens) 7:51
4. Hespeler, Slaney (Wagner, Montgomery) 11:41
5. Grimsby, Cranwell (Kozlowski, Ljubaja) 14:26 pp
Penalties: Trudeau Hesp (tripping), 5:01; Duff Grim (charging), 8:24; Bush Grim (high sticking), 9:21; Hammill Hesp (slashing), 13:01; Murray Grim (holding stick), 15:36.
Shots on Goal
Grimsby     15-14-14–43
Hespeler          8-6-5–19
Goalies: Maskell (W, 19 shots-18 saves), Grimsby; Pickard (L, 43 shots-39 saves), Hespeler.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Grimsby 1-4; Hespeler 0-6.
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