Shamrocks yield four in third in loss to Port Dover

PORT DOVER – The Hespeler Shamrocks were held to less than 10 shots a period as they were handed an 8-1 setback by the Port Dover Sailors in Provincial Junior Hockey League play at the Port Dover Arena Sunday.

Port Dover scored twice in each of the first two periods before Hespeler netted its lone goal less than two minutes into the third. Port Dover responded to that goal by netting four of its own in a span of four minutes and 25 seconds before the third period was 10 minutes old.

Kyle Wagner scored for Hespeler with help from Matt Hall.

Port Dover’s goals were scored by Connor Hisaw, Jordan Land, Brett Stroud, Austin Grech, Tyler Heisey, Connor Kearney, George Kapralos and Lynden Lemoire. Kapralos had three assists, Heisey had two and Brent Mio, Lemoire, Sam Restivo, Nigel Dantas, Hunter Hotrum, Kearney, Ashton Mikasko and Hisaw had one each.

Port Dover outshot the Shamrocks 31-20 and went 2-for-5 on its power play while Hespeler was scoreless on three power plays.

A.J. Scala was in the Port Dover net and he made 19 saves for the win. Noah Druissi made 23 saves for Hespeler.

Hespeler is seventh in the Bloomfield Division at 2-8-0-0 while Port Dover is fifth at 5-6-0-0.

The game was the first of three consecutive road games for the Shamrocks. They’re to play the first-place Glanbrook Rangers (10-0-0-1) at the Glanbrook Arena Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and the fifth-place Hagersville Hawks (4-5-0-2) at the Hagersville Arena Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


Sailors 8 Shamrocks 1
Hespeler        0-0-1–1
Port Dover     2-2-4–8
First Period
1. Port Dover, Hisaw (Mio, Lemoire) 3:17
2. Port Dover, Land (unassisted) 13:27 sh
Penalties: M.Tonner Hesp (hooking), 9:29; Lapointe PD (slashing), 12:39; Land PD (slashing), 15:24.
Second Period
3. Port Dover, Stroud (Kapralos, Restivo) 14:25
4. Port Dover, Grech (Dantas, Hotrum) 17:00
Penalties: Grech PD (tripping), 8:21; Biro Hesp (boarding, boarding misconduct), 10:15.
Third Period
5. Hespeler, Wagner (Hall) 1:43
6. Port Dover, Heisey (Kearney, Kapralos) 4:48
7. Port Dover, Kearney (Kapralos, Heisey) 7:51 pp
8. Port Dover, Kapralos (Heisey) 8:06
9. Port Dover, Lemoire (Mikasko, Hisaw) 9:13 pp
Penalties: Hammill Hesp (kneeing), 2:43; Hammill Hesp (interference), 7:38; Slaney Hesp (tripping), 8:18; Land PD (roughing), Frost Hesp (roughing), 14:56.
Shots on Goal
Hespeler            9-7-4–20
Port Dover     11-9-11–31
Goalies: Druissi (L, 31 shots-23 saves), Hespeler; Scala (W, 20 shots-19 saves), Port Dover.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hespeler 0-3; Port Dover 2-5.
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