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Junior C Vets have winning week

May 28, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The Shelbure Junior C Vets won back to back games over the past week to improve their record to 3–2 for the season.
The squad got started on Thursday (May 21) night with a road trip to Oakville.
After playing to a 7–3 score in the first period, Oakville fought back to close the gap in the second frame to pressure the Vets to turn it up a notch in the final period to stay ahead.
The third period saw Oakville close the gap to 8–7, but another Shelburne goal moved the Vets back into a two goal lead.
A goal from each team ended the game and the Vets left with a 10–8 win.
“They played very well last night (Thursday’s game), “ Said Vets GM Barry Trood. “We up 7–1 on them in the first period. They squeezed it on us to 7–6. We had a two goal lead going into the third, they closed it up to 8–7, then we got two.”
The return to their home arena in Shelburne for Friday night’s game against Mimico saw more success when the Vets led 5–1 at the end of the first period.
Vets goals came from Kyle Staveley, Grae Fraser, Jake Newton, Ty McCallum, and Darren Taylor.
The second frame saw the Vets start a period of relentless attack to score four by the mid period mark then score three more by the end of the period.
Mimico managed to score two second period goals.
Shelburne’s markers came from Kayden Morley, Staveley for two, Doug Derbyshire for three, and Dean Currie.
With a 12–3 lead going into the third period, the Vets ended the game with four more in the last period on goals from Fraser, Connor Early on a shorthanded effort, and two from Nick Fines.
“We’re doing as well as I expected,” Trood said of the team’s performance so far this season. “We’ve got a lot of rookies, a lot of first year players. The guys are playing very well. Defensively we’re doing fine. We’ve got two rookie goalies as well. My expectations are good.”
After five games, the Vets are right in the middle of the pack with a fourth place standing in the eight team West Division of the OJCLL with six points.
Six Nations is currently leading the Division going undefeated after five games. Over all, Clarington is leading the League with a 6–0 record and 12 points.
The Vets will be back a the CDRC complex this Friday, May 29, to host the Fergus Thistles.
Game time is 8 p.m.

By Brian Lockhart

         

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