Shamrocks fall behind early in loss to Dunnville

DUNNVILLE – The Hespeler Shamrocks yielded the first three goals of the game as they fell 4-2 to the Dunnville Mudcats in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the Dunnville Memorial Arena.

Those three goals staked Dunnville to a 3-1 lead by the end of the first period while the teams scored once apiece in the second.

Austin Reilly and Devin Schneider scored the goals for the Shamrocks while assists went to Kyle Wagner, Ryan Frost and Darrian Morgan.

Riley Ricker, James Bradshaw, Connor Schmalz and Jakob Murdoch connected for a goal apiece for Dunnville while Joshua Phibbs had two assists and Murdoch, Hunter Zimmerman, Noah Czyzewski, Matthew Fang, Matt Dolan and Jacob Broughton had one each.

The Shamrocks outshot Dunnville 28-25, but were scoreless on four power plays while Dunnville went 2-for-5.

Dalton McBride had 26 saves for the win in net for Dunnville while Gavin McLeod had 21 saves for the Shamrocks.

Dunnville is seventh in the Bloomfield Division at 5-13-1-2 while Hespeler is eighth at 4-17-1-1.

The Shamrocks are to host the Hamilton Huskies Junior Blues (11-11-1-1) Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.


Mudcats 4 Shamrocks 2
Hespeler     1-1-0–2
Dunnville     3-1-0–4
First Period
1. Dunnville, Ricker (Murdoch, Zimmerman) 6:45
2. Dunnville, Bradshaw (Czyzewski, Fang) 14:55
3. Dunnville, Schmalz (Phibbs, Dolan) 15:44 pp
4. Hespeler, Reilly (Wagner, Frost) 17:59
Penalties: Frost Hesp (tripping), 12:23; Schneider Hesp (tripping), 15:24; Frost Hesp (cross checking), 18:27.
Second Period
5. Dunnville, Murdoch (Phibbs, Broughton) 12:55 pp
6. Hespeler, Schneider (Morgan) 17:48
Penalties: Broughton Dunn (tripping), 1:39; Garbutt Dunn (tripping), 6:39; Tabet Hesp (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:49.
Third Period
No scoring
Penalties: Slaney Hesp (high sticking), 13:32; Riley Dunn (hooking), 16:38; Garbutt Dunn (cross checking), 18:11.
Shots on Goal
Hespeler     8-10-10–28
Dunnville       11-8-6–25
Goalies: McLeod (L, 25 shots-21 saves), Hespeler; McBride (W, 28 shots-26 saves), Dunnville.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hespeler 0-4; Dunnville 2-5.
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