Shamrocks edged in overtime by Niagara RiverHawks

NIAGARA FALLS – Josh Urbshott’s goal a little over two minutes into overtime lifted the Niagara RiverHawks to a 4-3 victory over the Hespeler Shamrocks in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Thursday night at the Gale Centre.

Matthew Tonner’s second goal of the game for the Shamrocks with about seven and a half minutes to go in regulation time tied the score 3-3 and forced the overtime.

The teams had been tied 1-1 at the end of the first period before Niagara took a 3-2 lead by the end of the second.

Darrian Morgan scored the other goal for Hespeler. Getting one assist apiece were Kyle Wagner, Mitch Montgomery, David Biro, Dylan Beitz, Joseph Tabet and Ben Curtin.

Derek Pymont, Dante Massi and Tyler Seguin scored in regulation time for Niagara. Keith Palmer and Zachary Pettit each had two assists in the game for Niagara while Jacob Saddler, Tyler Langlais, Daniel Volpatti and Doyle Groulx each had one.

Niagara outshot the Shamrocks 41-32 and both teams went 1-for-2 on their power play.

Connor Pickard was charged with the overtime loss for Hespeler while Mathew Boere picked up the win for Niagara.

Hespeler is seventh in the Bloomfield Division standings at 3-11-1-1 while Niagara is fourth at 8-6-0-0.

The Shamrocks are to host the Grimsby Peach Kings (12-1-1-0) Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.


RiverHawks 4 Shamrocks 3 (OT)
Hespeler     1-1-1-0–3
Niagara       1-2-0-1–4
First Period
1. Niagara, Pymont (Saddler, Palmer) 0:29
2. Hespeler, Morgan (Wagner, Montgomery) 16:57
Penalties: McKeraghan Niag (cross checking), 4:22; Wagner Hesp (interference), 19:52.
Second Period
3. Niagara, Massi (Langlais, Volpatti) 1:31 pp
4. Niagara, Seguin (Pettit, Groulx) 4:48
5. Hespeler, M.Tonner (Biro, Beitz) 9:53 pp
Penalties: C.Tonner Hesp (high sticking), 6:23; Lowe Niag (head contact, head contact misconduct), 8:58; Frost Hesp (roughing, abuse of officials misconduct), Groulx Niag (roughing), 17:28; Urbshott Niag (high sticking), Biro Hesp (roughing), 19:26.
Third Period
6. Hespeler, M.Tonner (Tabet, Curtin) 12:28
Penalties: none.
7. Niagara, Urbshott (Pettit, Palmer) 2:07
Penalties: none.
Shots on Goal
Hespeler     13-6-11-2–32
Niagara       21-10-7-3–41
Goalies: Pickard (OL, 41 shots-37 saves), Hespeler; Boere (OW, 32 shots-29 saves), Niagara.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hespeler 1-2; Niagara 1-2
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