Vets, Braves go un­de­feated

The Wood­stock Navy Vets and Tav­i­s­tock Braves swept their week­end set of games

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - SPORTS - GREG COL­GAN gcol­gan@post­ twit­­gatWSR


The Wood­stock Navy Vets inched closer to first place with a 2-1 win against the Nor­wich Mer­chants and a 4-3 vic­tory over the Bur­ford Bull­dogs.

On the team’s an­nual Re­mem­brance Day game, Wood­stock got past Nor­wich 2-1, with Justin Elms scor­ing the team’s two goals. Elms had the game’s first goal at 5:58, with Jack Dorey get­ting the as­sist. Af­ter Nor­wich tied the game on a Blake Pow pow­er­play goal, Elms gave Wood­stock the lead on the power play at 14:10 of the sec­ond. Kyle Walker had the lone as­sist.

Keaghan Brett made 24 saves in net for the win.

The Navy Vets con­tin­ued their six-game win­ning streak Sat­ur­day in a 4-3 de­ci­sion against Bur­ford.

War­ren Gor­man started the scor­ing at 11:35 of the first, as Austin Richard­son and Lu­cas Psenicka had as­sists. The Bull­dogs scored two goals be­fore the end of the pe­riod, but Wood­stock made it 3-2 by the end of the sec­ond. Dy­lan Wet­t­laufer scored at 5:03 with Dorey and Walker as­sist­ing, and then Austin Sine had a pow­er­play goal at 16:06. Walker and Elms had as­sists.

Bur­ford tied the game mid­way through the third, but Sine grabbed his sec­ond goal on the power play at 14:17 af­ter Chris Nauts and Walker had as­sists. Mike Har­ri­son made 51 saves in net, while Wood­stock had 77 shots on Bur­ford’s net.

The wins moved Wood­stock to within a point of the first-place Ayr Cen­ten­ni­als with a game in hand. Wood­stock has a 15-2-0-1 record and are in sec­ond. They visit the New Ham­burg Fire­birds Fri­day and the Paris Moun­ties Sat­ur­day.


The Tav­i­s­tock Braves won all three of their week­end games, start­ing with a 3-2 vic­tory against first-place Ayr Cen­ten­ni­als and then beat­ing the fourth-place Paris Moun­ties be­fore end­ing with a 7-2 win against the Delhi Trav­ellers.

The Braves started with the di­vi­sion’s top team in Ayr and, af­ter a scoreless first, the Cen­ten­ni­als had the game’s first goal. Mitch McKay tied the game on an unas­sisted goal at 13:20, and then An­gus Row­land made it 2-1 at 19:04 with Zach Otto and Jensen Van Boekel as­sist­ing.

The Cen­ten­ni­als tied the game early in the third, but Josh Bo­rys notched the game-win­ner at 13:57, with Brody Oliver and Jake Wif­fen pick­ing up as­sists.

Van Boekel had 22 saves in net as the Braves had 33 shots on Ayr’s net.

Their Fri­day game against Paris saw the Moun­ties get the game’s first goal, but Tav­i­s­tock struck back with the next time in a 5-1 win.

Josh Bo­rys scored twice in the first, once in the sec­ond and once again in the third, in­clud­ing two com­ing short­handed. Wif­fen had Tav­i­s­tock’s other goal on the power play.

Van Boekel made 23 saves and the Braves had 30 shots on Paris’ net.

Tav­i­s­tock fin­ished their suc­cess­ful week­end with a 7-2 win against Delhi when they opened with four first pe­riod goals.

Zac Berg started the scor­ing at 2:30, with an as­sist from Ryan Donat, and Bo­rys added a short­handed goal at 8:58 with Liam O’Dette and Mathew Hen­der­son get­ting as­sists. Tayler Trach­sel made it 3-0 at 10:56 off a Cole Cor­riveau as­sist and Wif­fen notched a power-play goal at 18:06 on as­sists from Otto and Oliver.

Tan­ner John­son made it 5-0 1:52 into the sec­ond, with Berg and Trach­sel get­ting as­sists. Af­ter Delhi scored, the Braves added two more goals, with John­son get­ting his sec­ond on the power play at 11:57 on Oliver and Bo­rys as­sists and then Cor­riveau scor­ing on helpers from Kieran Van Boekel and O’Dette.

Van Boekel made 18 saves in net, with Tav­i­s­tock fir­ing 46 shots on Delhi’s net.

Tav­i­s­tock won all three of their week­end games to move to a 14-10-2 record for third place. They’re two points be­hind first-place Ayr with two games in hand. The Braves visit the Nor­wich Mer­chants Fri­day at 8 p.m. and host New Ham­burg Sat­ur­day at 7:30 p.m.


Wood­stock Navy Vets Con­nor Dick, left, car­ries the puck into the of­fen­sive zone with Nor­wich Mer­chants Sam Davies pur­su­ing in Wood­stock on Fri­day. Wood­stock won 2-1 and 4-3 against the Bur­ford Bull­dogs.

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