Hespeler Shamrocks dropped in season opener
GLANBROOK – The Hespeler Shamrocks surrendered the first three goals of the game as they opened their Provincial Junior Hockey League regular season with an 8-3 loss to the Glanbrook Rangers Wednesday night at the Glanbrook arena.
The hosts led 3-1 at the end of the first period and 6-1 after the second.
Glanbrook had finished last season tied for first in the eight-team Bloomfield Division while the Shamrocks were eighth.
Nick Donelle, Devin Schneider and Ryan Frost scored a goal apiece for Hespeler while assists were awarded to Schneider, Tony Tikel, Ryan Terry, Noah Trudeau and Matt Hall.
Noah Bollert struck for four goals and an assist for Glanbrook while Joel Wallace, Noah Matteson, Matthew Hogan and Nadasi Dallas scored once each. David Cherubin and Harrison Farrugia each had two assists while Erik Nelson, Matteson and Michael Diitrich collected one apiece.
Glanbrook outshot the Shamrocks 34-24 and went 1-for-3 on its power play while Hespeler went 1-for-5.
Gavin McLeod started in net for Hespeler and stopped 17 shots in the first two periods. Max Parrott played the third and stopped nine.
Matt Lukic collected the win for Glanbrook with 21 saves.
The Shamrocks have a bit of time to get ready for their next game when they’re to play the Grimsby Peach Kings, also tied for first in the division last season, at Grimsby Sept. 20. First home game is set for Sept. 22 when they’re to host the Dundas Blues, fourth last season, at the Hespeler Memorial Arena. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Hespeler is to be the visiting team in six of its first seven games before getting a four-game homestand.
While the Shamrocks are also scheduled to play their final three games of the regular season on the road, that segment is to follow a 15-game stretch that is to see them play 11 of the games in that stretch at home.
Rangers 8 Shamrocks 3
- Guelph Sports Journal