Hespeler doubled by Dunnville to tumble to basement

CAMBRIDGE – The Hespeler Shamrocks yielded three goals in the first period and that proved to be the difference in the game as they were doubled 6-3 by the Dunnville Mudcats in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.

Dunnville led 3-0 at the end of the first period and 4-2 after the second.

Trevor Ayrton, Matthew Tonner and Austin Reilly had a goal apiece for Hespeler while Jack Hammill collected two assists and Brett Hartin, Dylan Beitz and Tonner had one each.

James Bradshaw had two goals and an assist for Dunnville while the other goals were scored by Joshua Phibbs, Ben Riley, Connor Schmalz and Jakob Murdoch. Assists were also awarded to Noah Czyzewski, Murdoch, Matthew Fang, Matt Dolan and Phibbs.

Hespeler outshot Dunnville 38-26, but were scoreless on six power plays while the Mudcats went 1-for-5 on their power play.

Noah Druissi made 20 saves in the loss in the Hespeler net while Jesse Schoeman had 35 saves in the win for Dunnville.

The game was the battle for the basement of the Bloomfield Division. Dunnville is seventh at 4-11-1-2 and Hespeler eighth at 4-15-0-1.

Next up for the Shamrocks is a game against the third-place Hagersville Hawks (9-7-1-2) at the Hagersville arena Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.


Mudcats 6 Shamrocks 3
Dunnville     3-2-1–6
Hespeler       0-1-2–3
First Period
1. Dunnville, Phibbs (unassisted) 1:59
2. Dunnville, Riley (Bradshaw, Czyzewski) 10:44
3. Dunnville, Bradshaw (Murdoch, Fang) 14:06
Penalties: Beitz Hesp (boarding, boarding misconduct), 2:30; Garbutt Dunn (roughing), 5:38; M.Tonner Hesp (slashing), 12:06; Tikel Hesp (roughing after whistle), Broughton Dunn (roughing after whistle), 19:53.
Second Period
4. Dunnville, Schmalz (Dolan, Phibbs) 2:32 pp
5. Hespeler, Ayrton (Hammill) 3:07
6. Dunnville, Bradshaw (unassisted) 15:02 sh
Penalties: Morgan Hesp (cross checking, roughing), Schoeman Dunn (roughing), 0:00; Murdoch Dunn (roughing after whistle), Schmalz Dunn (roughing after whistle), Moffit Hesp (roughing after whistle), 4:22; Hammill Hesp (roughing double minor, inciting an opponent misconduct), Riley Dunn (roughing double minor, inciting an opponent misconduct), 7:23; C.Tonner Hesp (hooking), 11:58; Schmalz Dunn (hooking), 13:28; Garbutt Dunn (kneeing), 16:44.
Third Period
7. Hespeler, M.Tonner (Hartin, Beitz) 7:16 sh
8. Dunnville, Murdoch (unassisted) 15:40 en
9. Hespeler, Reilly (Hammill, M.Tonner) 17:04
Penalties: Garbutt Dunn (holding), C.Tonner Hesp (cross checking major, cross checking game misconduct), 1:09; Frost Hesp (cross checking), 5:18; Phibbs Dunn (interference), 9:18; Tabet Hesp (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Morgan Hesp (removal of opp/own helmet gross misconduct), Broughton Dunn (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Garbutt Dunn (delay of game, inciting an opponent misconduct), Beitz Hesp (delay of game, inciting an opponent misconduct), 10:47; Gates Dunn (high sticking), 13:28.
Shots on Goal
Dunnville      3-2-21–26
Hespeler        0-1-37–38
Goalies: Schoeman (W, 38 shots-35 saves), Dunnville; Druissi (L, 25 shots-20 saves), Hespeler.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Dunnville 1-5; Hespeler 0-6.


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