Glanbrook sweeps Hespeler Shamrocks aside
CAMBRIDGE – The Hespeler Shamrocks saw their Provincial Junior Hockey League season come to an end Friday night when they were outlasted 9-6 by the Glanbrook Rangers at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.
The win gave Glanbrook a four-game sweep of the best-of-seven Bloomfield Division quarter-final series.
The Shamrocks, who had scored a total of one goal in the previous three games led 6-4 with two minutes to go in the second period. However, Glanbrook tied it with two power-play goals in those two minutes and added three goals in the third for the victory. The teams had been tied 2-2 at the end of the first.
Kyle Wagner had a hat trick for Hespeler while Devin Schneider had a goal and four assists. David Biro and Robert Colton added single goals while Tony Tikel had three assists, Colton had two and Brett Hartin, Trevor Ayrton and Joseph Tabet had one apiece.
Jacob Buch collected three goals and three assists fr Glanbrook while Connor King had two goals and two assists. Sean Golebiowski, Noah Matteson, Josh Pace and Lukas VanBerkel also scored once each while Connor Maitz had three assists, Matteson two and Pace, David Wilson, Jamie Caruso, Dawson Shackelton and Nicholas Bisser one apiece.
Glanbrook outshot the Shamrocks 44-34 and went 4-for-6 on its power play while Hespeler went 2-for-5.
Gavin McLeod took the loss in the Hespeler net while Warren Lament picked up the win for Glanbrook in relief of starter Chris Brady who was pulled after Hespeler’s fifth goal at 4:58 of the second period.
In their first season since moving from Simcoe, the Shamrocks finished in eighth place in the Bloomfield Division at 7-32-1-2 and were swept in the divisional quarter-final in four games by first-place Glanbrook (36-4-0-2), the highest-scoring team in the junior C league.
Glanbrook will play either the Hamilton Huskies Junior Blues or the Niagara RiverHawks in the Bloomfield semifinals. Hamilton leads Niagara 3-2 in the divisional quarter-finals with Game 6 set for Saturday at Pelham.
Rangers 9 Shamrocks 6
1. Glanbrook, Golebiowski (King, Buch) 2:17
2. Hespeler, Wagner (Schneider, Hartin) 16:12 pp
3. Glanbrook, Buch (Maitz, Matteson) 16:37
4. Hespeler, Wagner (Colton, Schneider) 17:08
Penalties: Schneider Hesp (slashing), 7:43; Shackelton Glan (hooking), 14:07; Bisser Glan (kneeing), 15:31.
5. Hespeler, Wagner (Tikel, Schneider) 0:26
6. Glanbrook, Matteson (Buch) 1:35
7. Hespeler, Schneider (Colton, Ayrton) 2:31
8. Hespeler, Biro (Tikel, Tabet) 4:58 pp
9. Glanbrook, Pace (Matteson, King) 6:20 pp
10. Hespeler, Colton (Tikel, Schneider) 12:56
11. Glanbrook, Buch (Maitz, Pace) 18:14 pp
12. Glanbrook, VanBerkel (Wilson, Caruso) 19:29 pp
Penalties: Matteson Glan (cross checking), 3:22; C.Tonner Hesp (slashing), 5:12; Golebiowski Glan (interference), Trudeau Hesp (cross checking), 11:02; King Glan (cross checking), 15:32; Hartin Hesp (cross checking), 17:44; Trudeau Hesp (spearing double minor), 18:14.
13. Glanbrook, King (Buch, Shackelton) 12:44
14. Glanbrook, Buch (Bisser, Maitz) 16:12 pp
15. Glanbrook, King (unassisted) 19:29 en
Penalties: Nurse Glan (slashing), 13:10; Wagner Hesp (roughing, removal of helmet gross misconduct), 15:38.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Brady (24:58, 25 shots-20 saves), Lament (W, 35:02, 9 shots-8 saves), Glanbrook; McLeod (L, 43 shots-35 saves), Hespeler.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Glanbrook 4-6; Hespeler 2-5.
- Guelph Sports Journal