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Zufelt’s scoring gives Shamrocks win in another 5-2 outing

CAMBRIDGE – The Hespeler Shamrocks ran their home winning streak to three games as they upended the Woodstock Navy Vets 5-2 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday afternoon at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.

After dropping their first three home games of the season, the Shamrocks have won their last three to lift their winning percentage at home to .500.

Hespeler Shamrocks 5 Woodstock 2

It was also the fourth consecutive 5-2 game involving the Shamrocks. They lost to New Hamburg Firebirds at the Wilmot Recreation Centre Oct. 29, beat Burford Bulldogs at home Oct. 31 and lost to the Wellesley Applejacks at the Wellesley Community Centre Saturday night, all with 5-2 finals.

The Shamrocks won Sunday’s game on Tommy Zufelt’s natural hat trick as he scored the final three goals of the match.

The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the first period and a goal in the final two minutes of the second put the hosts up 3-2 at the end of the period before they added two more goals in the third.

Zufelt finished with four goals for the Shamrocks while Ben Marsh scored the other one. Brett Hartin, Michael Zammit and Owen Fischer each had two assists while Matthew Diebolt, Callum Harvey and Tony Tikel had one apiece.

Caden Bower and Liam Munro scored for Woodstock while assists were awarded to Patrick Klazer, Christian Pelley and Bower.

The teams took 29 shots apiece while Woodstock had the only power-play goal of the game. The Shamrocks had an empty-netter.

Joseph Clark had 27 saves to get the win for the hosts who had 17 players suited up for the game including the two goalies. Woodstock had 19.

Graeme Noye had 24 saves for the Navy Vets.

Hespeler is fifth in the Doherty Division at 4-7-0-0 while Woodstock’s third at 7-2-2-0.

The Shamrocks have a three-in-three next weekend as they’re to play the Navy Vets at the Woodstock District Community Complex Friday at 7:45 p.m. and the Burford Bulldogs (seventh at 0-10-1-1) at the Burford Arena Saturday at 7:20 p.m. They’re also to host the Tavistock Braves (second at 9-3-0-0) Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.


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