The Norwich Merchants lost their lone game, while the Tavistock Braves hold second place in the division

By Greg Colgan, Sentinel-Review


The Norwich Merchants lost their lone game last weekend with a 6-4 loss to the Paris Mounties Friday after Paris scored five times on the power play.

The Merchants opened the scoring at 14:33 when Riley Monture scored and John Foreman and Simon Storoschuk earned assists. The Mounties picked up the next two goals before Alex Sutherland tied it at 6:51 of the second. Monture and Zach Jankovic had the assists.

The Mounties scored the game’s next four goals to take a controlling 6-2 lead before Sawyer Thompson cut the lead in half at 13:29 with Monture and Thomas Hogg grabbing assists then Monture scoring his second of the game at 15:02 as Blake Pow and Brandon Velda had assists.

Tyler Gubesch made 33 saves for Norwich and Davis McLean stopped 23 shots in Paris’ net.

Norwich’s next game is Friday at 8 p.m. against the Wellesley Applejacks and visit the Delhi Travellers Oct. 14 then host the Tavistock Braves Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.


The Tavistock Braves started the weekend with their sixth straight win to open the season with a 6-3 win over the Wellesley Applejacks, but lost for the first time Saturday 4-3 in overtime to the New Hamburg Firebirds.

In their Friday game, the Braves scored twice in each period to defeat the Applejacks with half their goals coming on the power play. Tanner Johnson and Kellen Gedies scored in the first. Kieran Van Boekel and Ryan Donat had assists on Johnson’s goal with Gedies’ being unassisted. Josh Borys scored an unassisted power play goal at 1:11 of the second then Gedies added his second at 7:09 on the power play with assists coming from Matt Gauthier and Zac Berg. Angus Rowland made it 5-3 at 4:51 after taking a pass from Jared Yantzi and Donat finished the scoring at 8:34 of the third with Rowland assisting.

Jensen Van Boekel made 28 saves for Tavistock and Ryan Porter stopped 36 for Wellesley.

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The Braves lost their next game 4-3 in overtime to New Hamburg after the Firebirds scored two goals in the final 90 seconds of the third to tie and then pickup the winner in overtime.

Kellen Gedies started the scoring at 2:41 of the first on an unassisted goal then Cole Corriveau scored at 15:34 with Jared Yantzi and Zac Berg getting assists for a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Following a scoreless second, Angus Rowland made it 3-1 at 9:52 with Jake Wiffen getting an assist. New Hamburg scored twice with their net empty to tie it and then lost midway through overtime.

Justin Osolink had 37 saves for Tavistock and Michael Black made 45 for New Hamburg.

Tavistock plays next Friday at home against the Burford Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. and then visit the Norwich Merchants Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.


The Thamesford Trojans pushed their winning streak to four games with a 5-4 victory over the Port Stanley Sailors and 3-0 against the Mount Brydges Bulldogs.

The Trojans began the scoring in their 5-4 win over Port Stanley when Chris Dimmers got Thamesford on the scoresheet at 6:41. Cody Brock and Codey McRoberts had assists. In the second, Kody Tremblay had a shorthanded goal at 5:25 with Lucas Ojero assisting then Nolan Brown had an unassisted goal at 16:13. Cody Clerc made it 4-1 with a second left in the period with assists from Paul Lee and Dimmers. The Sailors added three goals in the second, but Kobe Doxtator notched the game winner at 18:40 with Lee and Kurtis White assisting. Mitchell Van Eindhoven had 30 saves, while Thamesford had 43 shots on the Sailors net.

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The Trojans continued to roll with a 3-0 victory against Mount Brydges. After a scoreless first, Kody Tremblay had an unassisted shorthanded goal at 6:44 then Nolan Brown made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal at 8:06. Spencer Mills put the game out of reach in the third after Tremblay and Lucas Ojero had assists. Mitchell Van Eindhoven earned the shutout with 34 saves and the Trojans had 35 shots on net.

They host the Aylmer Spitfires Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then the Bulldogs Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.


The Tillsonburg Hurricanes of the Greater Metro Junior Hockey League beat the London Lakers 11-2 and Windsor Aces 8-4 for a pair of weekend wins.

In their win over London, Maxsim Korobeinikov had a hat trick with Griffen Sinden, Noah Demelo and Connor Madill each scoring twice. Dallas Routh and Kyran Karol also scored. Noah Acciaccaferri had 29 saves for the win.

The 8-4 win versus Windsor, Routh and Karol had two goals each, while Korobeinikov, Sinden, Demelo and Madill also scored. Max Elmgren had 27 saves for Tillsonburg.

Tillsonburg host St. George Friday at 7:30 p.m. then visit the Toronto Predators Oct. 14 and St. George Ravens Oct. 15.