Hespeler Shamrocks doubled by Hamilton

DUNDAS — The Hespeler Shamrocks surrendered a pair of goals in each period as they were doubled 6-3 by the Hamilton Huskies Junior Blues in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Thursday night at Olympic Arena.

The teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the first period before Hamilton shot ahead 4-3 by the end of the second. Hespeler squandered leads in both the first and second periods as the Shamrocks led 2-0 in the first and 3-2 in the second.

Austin Reilly, Darrian Morgan and Austin Slaney had a goal apiece for Hespeler while Devin Schneider and Dylan Beitz each had two assists and Joseph Tabet had one.

Jamieson Buck scored twice for Hamilton while single goals were netted by Stephen Bell, Carter Franks, Chris Cudek and Danny Attridge. Matt Wright, Patrick Vulgan and Milan Bango each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Will Thomas, Connor Pilon, Franks, Jacob Bishop and Brandan Waterhouse.

Hamilton outshot Hespeler 42-20 and both teams were 1-for-5 on their power plays.

Connor Pickard took the loss in the Hespeler net while Connor Ogg picked up the win for Hamilton.

The Huskies Junior Blues improve to 3-2-0-0 with the win while the Shamrocks fall to 1-3-0-0.

The game was the first of three in four days for Hespeler. They’re to host the Glanbrook Rangers (5-0-0-1) Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena and they’re to play the Port Dover Sailors (1-4-0-0) in Port Dover Sunday at 2 p.m.


Huskies Junior Blues 6 Shamrocks 3
Hespeler      2-1-0–3
Hamilton     2-2-2—6
First Period
1. Hespeler, Reilly (Schneider, Beitz) 4:52
2. Hespeler, Morgan (Schneider) 12:53
3. Hamilton, Buck (Thomas, Wright) 13:09
4. Hamilton, Bell (Pilon, Franks) 16:44
Penalties: Waterhouse Ham (roughing), 4:21; Biro Hesp (hooking), 9:52; Stewart Ham (head contact, head contact misconduct), 15:16.
Second Period
5. Hespeler, Slaney (Tabet, Beitz) 6:05 pp
6. Hamilton, Franks (Vulgan) 10:14
7. Hamilton, Cudek (Bishop, Bango) 12:59
Penalties: Johnathan Ham (charging, facemask, inciting an opponent misconduct), 3:04; Slaney Hesp (cross checking), 7:24.
Third Period
8. Hamilton, Buck (Waterhouse, Vulgan) 8:18 pp
9. Hamilton, Attridge (Bango, Wright) 11:11
Penalties: Trudeau Hesp (hooking), 6:34; Wilson Hesp (cross checking), 7:57; Bishop Ham (interference), 11:20; Beitz Hesp (holding), 18:09.
Shots on Goal
Hespeler            9-7-4–20
Hamilton     14-17-11–42
Goalies: Pickard (L, 42 shots-36 saves), Hespeler; Ogg (W, 20 shots-17 saves), Hespeler.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hespeler 1-5; Hamilton 1-5.


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