Shamrocks and second-place Glanbrook fight to deadlock
CAMBRIDGE – The Hespeler Shamrocks struck for the lone goal of the third period as they battled the Glanbrook Rangers to a 2-2 standoff in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Saturday night at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.
Glanbrook led 2-1 at the end of the first period before a scoreless second. An overtime period was also scoreless.
The Shamrocks never led in the game and never trailed by more than a goal.
The second and third periods were physical with all but six of the 62 penalty minutes assessed in the game with the majority coming in the final minute of the second and the first four of the third. The penalty totals included six fighting majors and automatic game misconducts, two cross-checking majors and two cross-checking game misconducts.
Devin Schneider and Brett Hartin scored for Hespeler while Kyle Wagner, Austin Reilly, Matthew Diebolt and Josh Houston each had an assist.
Noah Bollert and Connor McQuhae tallied for Glanbrook while assists went to David Cherubin, McQuhae and Noah Matteson.
Glanbrook outshot the Shamrocks 48-39 and both teams were scoreless on their power plays, Glanbrook on four and Hespeler on five.
Gavin MacLeod had 46 saves for the Shamrocks while Mitchell Robinson had 37 saves for the Rangers.
The tie leaves the Shamrocks in fifth at 12-16-3-2 and Glanbrook second at 26-9-1-0.
The game was rescheduled from Dec. 1 when it was postponed due to poor weather conditions.
The Shamrocks are to host the Niagara RiverHawks Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.
Shamrocks 2 Rangers 2 (OT)
- Guelph Sports Journal