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Late surge results in Bethel win


All six Bethel goals were scored late in each period, with four in the final minutes of play.

Missionary started off strong with two goals early in the first by Zach Leslie and Devin McGuire, assisted by Curtis Bults, Matt Burnett, and Nathan Rhame.

Bethel came back for a goal in the final minute of the period. Tom Schuurmans scores the Bethel goal, assisted by Laverne Metzger.

Bethel scored the only goals in the second period to take the lead. Brandon Wideman tied the game with a tidy shot and Jason Horst gave Bethel the lead with a goal, assisted by Ben Wideman, Ian Martin and Laverne Metzger.

Missionary fought hard for the equalizing goal, pulling their goaltender in the final minute, but heads-up play by Bethel resulted in two empty net goals. Mark Paisley scores the first empty netter then set up Jason Horst for the second.

Missionary put their net-minder back in, but with four seconds left, Jason Horst fired a bullet that hit the twine to finish the late game Bethel romping.

Derek Wideman faced 34 shots in the Bethel net.


A come-from-behind victory kept Drayton atop the standings. Floradale’s Greg Martin opened the scoring late in the first, assisted by Ryan and Javan Martin.

However, with 40 seconds left Drayton tied the game with a Jessie Hoekstra goal, assisted by Eric Deckers.

Floradale regained the lead late in the second with another goal by Greg Martin, this time assisted by Ryan and Nick Martin.

With just over a minute left in the game Drayton rallied to tie the game again.

Darrin Mohle scored the tying goal, assisted by Deckers and Hoekstra.

Midway through the third period Drayton took the lead on a hard shot by Mark Grasman, assisted by Colton Hoekstra.

One more insurance goal by Eric Deckers assured the come-from-behind win. Scott Nieuwland assisted.


Kevin Gingrich owned the game for Community scoring four goals and assisting on another. Kyle Wideman added a pair of goals and an assist. Joe Gerbe produced one goal and one assist. The other Community goal was scored by Gerald Martin.

John Horst earned a pair of assists, with single helpers going to Cal Martin, Lamar Martin, Colin Snyder, and Graham Wideman.

Curtis Wagler led the Listowel charge to keep the game close with a pair of goals and an assist. Zach Gingrich followed with a goal and an assist. The other two Listowel goals were scored by Mike Gingrich and Ben Jantzi, assisted by Kyle Streicher.

December 8, 2017


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