Shamrocks surrender two late goals to fall to Port Dover

PORT DOVER – The Hespeler Shamrocks yielded a pair of goals in the final three minutes as they were handed a 5-3 setback by the Port Dover Sailors in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Port Dover arena.

Port Dover had led 2-0 at the end of the first period before Hespeler tied it up in the second. The teams scored a goal apiece in the first eight minutes of the third.

Joseph Tabet, Austin Reilly and Matthew Tonner had a goal apiece for Hespeler while Mitch Montgomery and David Biro each collected two assists. Ben Curtin and Dylan Beitz had one assist apiece.

Connor Kearney scored twice for Port Dover while Ethan Smith, Connor Hisaw and George Kapralos added single goals. Tyler Heisey and Jordan Land each had two assists while Matt Scanlin, Isaac MacAulay, Lynden Lemoire, Ashton Mikasko, Brent Mio and Kapralos each had one.

Port Dover outshot the Shamrocks 45-20 including a 21-1 margin in the opening period. Hespeler scored the game’s lone power-play goal. The Shamrocks had five power plays, one more than Port Dover.

Gavin McLeod took the loss for Hespeler with 40 saves while Andrew Hawkins made 17 saves in the Port Dover net for the win.

Hespeler is seventh in the eight-team Bloomfield Division at 1-5-0-0 while Port Dover is fourth at 3-4-0-0.

The Shamrocks are to play the Niagara RiverHawks at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Sailors 5 Shamrocks 3
Hespeler        0-2-1–3
Port Dover     2-0-3–5
First Period
1. Port Dover, Kearney (Scanlin, Heisey) 7:14
2. Port Dover, Smith (MacAulay, Land) 15:20
Penalties: Zakhary Hesp (Delay of Game), 0:00; Trudeau Hesp (High Sticking), 8:49; Kapralos PD (Cross Checking), 17:54.
Second Period
3. Hespeler, Tabet (Montgomery, Biro) 0:58
4. Hespeler, Reilly (Montgomery, Curtin) 8:16 pp
Penalties: Smith PD (Checking from Behind, Checking from Behind Game Misconduct), 6:37; Mio PD (Roughing), 13:07.
Third Period
5. Port Dover, Hisaw (Lemoire, Mikasko) 6:04
6. Hespeler, Tonner (Beitz, Biro) 7:29
7. Port Dover, Kapralos (Mio, Heisey) 17:11
8. Port Dover, Kearney (Kapralos, Land) 19:50 en
Penalties: MacAulay PD (Checking from Behind, Checking from Behind Game Misconduct), 2:21; Hawkins PD (Delay of Game), 6:32; Krever Hesp (Tripping), 8:15; Beitz Hesp (Checking from Behind, Checking from Behind Game Misconduct), 9:29.
Shots on Goal
Hespeler          1-13-6–20
Port Dover     21-6-18–45
Goalies: McLeod (L, 44 shots-40 saves), Hespeler; Hawkins (W, 20 shots-17 saves), Port Dover.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hespeler 1-5; Port Dover 0-4
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