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Drayton and Bethel play to tie in NDCHL hockey action

COMMUNITY 3 MISSIONARY 2

Community used a second period power play to open the scoring. Kevin Gingrich carried the puck deep and dropped a pass to Tony Martin between the face-off circles. Martin snapped a rising wrist shot past the goaltender’s glove.

Community added a second goal late in the period. Gingrich came in along the right side boards and sent the puck into the opposite corner for the goal, assisted by Colin Snyder.

Missionary came back to start off the third period. Devin McGuire intercepted a clearing attempt, skated over the blue line and snapped the puck into the top corner.

Community earned an insurance goal midway through the period. Tony Martin intercepted the play along the right boards and skated in on a breakaway. Martin slipped the puck past the goaltender on the blocker side.

Missionary responded with a goal less than a minute later. Dustin Bults blasted a shot on the pads and Thomas Ruttimann buried the rebound.

FLORADALE 7 LISTOWEL 1

Floradale took the lead early. Set up passes by Nick and Greg Martin gave Clinton Dechert a wide open net for the goal.

Floradale added three more goals before the opening period ended. Braeden Gingerich, Ryan Martin and Greg Martin scored the goals, assisted by Dechert, Gingerich, and Gary Martin.

Listowel finally responded midway through the second period. A wrist shot by Josh Shantz beat the glove of the goaltender, assisted by Phil Shantz.

Floradale answered with two more goals late in the period. Gary Martin scored with a slap shot and set up Ryan Martin for a goal.

Floradale added one more in the third period to put the game away. Greg Martin claimed the goal, assisted by Dechert.

BETHEL 1  DRAYTON 1

Bethel opened the game with a short handed goal late in the first period. Jim Wideman sent a pass along the right boards to give Jason Horst a breakaway rush. Horst flicked the puck under the crossbar to gain the goal.

Drayton tied the game late in the second. Jessie Hoekstra snapped a shot into the goalie’s pads, then buried his own rebound. Eric Deckers assisted.

Both teams fought hard for the go-ahead goal but were turned away.

October 13, 2017

 
 

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