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This week profiles on the Atom BB, Peewee AE and Novice BB teams can be found.
St. Marys G&CC Atoms blank Sabres 6-0
The St. Marys Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms and Home Building Centre A-E Peewees both won games at the PRC last Wednesday night.
Dan Schiedel’s ‘BB’ Atoms scored four times in the opening 10 minutes and went on to blank the South Huron Sabres from Exeter, 6-0, in their Shamrock League home opener.
Cyler Pickering earned the shutout.
Sparking the St. Marys offence were Griffin McGregor and Hayden Brintnell with two goals apiece. The singles went to Nate Schiedel and defenceman Grayson Boreham.
Schiedel, Oliver McHugh and Callum McIntosh all contributed two assists.
The Rock led 4-0 after the first period and 6-0 going into the final 15 minutes.
St. Marys took all three minor penalties, but successfully killed them all off.
The Golf and Country Club Atoms host Dorchester Dragons tonight (Oct. 11) at 6:15 p.m. They entertain Petrolia Oilers on Oct. 18.
Exhibition win for St.Marys Building Centre Peewee AE team
Greg Smale’s A-E Peewees also won last Wednesday, skating to a 5-2 exhibition victory over Duane Harmer’s Mitchell squad.
Jake Grant and Lucas McCurdy both clicked for three points for the Rock, who opened up period leads of 1-0 and 2-0.
Grant had two goals--including an empty-netter--and one assist, while McCurdy picked up a goal and two assists.
The other singles went to Tim Neufeld and Carson Brock.
Ezra Bender notched the net win.
The HBC Peewees, who are 1-0 in Shamrock League play, host Petrolia Oilers tonight (Oct. 11) at 7:25 p.m.
Smale and company will soon be competing in the SMMHA’s annual A-E tournament on the Oct. 20-22 weekend.
Strong start for Finnbilt Novices
What a great start to the season! The Finnbilt ‘BB’ Novices played Petrolia Oilers on Monday, Sept. 25 and came away with their first Shamrock League win.
Goalie Vaughn Barr held his own and kept it scoreless until Kolton McAllister skated in on a breakaway and scored the first St. Marys goal.
A few minutes into the second period, Hayden Wright was able to sneak one past the Oilers’ goalie to add another to the scoreboard. Assisting on his goal were McAllister and Danny Dittmer.
Bill Scheuermann’s Rock team was able to hold the Petrolia team off and skated off with a 2-0 victory.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Finnbilt Novices travelled to Mooretown to take on the home-town Jr. Flags.
A very evenly-matched game for the team, trailing 1-0 after the first period. In the middle frame, Ethan Henderson found Declan McCotter who tied the score.
After Mooretown regained the lead, the Rock’s Donovan McGregor found the back of the net, with Hayden Wright and Nick Brintnell earning assists.
Once again, the Jr. Flags squeezed one past goaltender Barr to make it 3-2. Charlie Bender was able to find Henderson to tie the score again, but Mooretown would answer again and claim a 4-3 win.
On Monday, Oct. 2, Belmont Rangers came to St. Marys to take on the Finnbilt squad.
In a very fast-paced game, St. Marys dominated the first period and pumped in five goals in the process.
The Rock goal-scorers were Ethan Henderson, Danny Dittmer, Hayden Wright, Donovan McGregor and Kolton McAllister. Assists went to Zachary Matheson, Nick Brintnell and Wright, with two.
Belmont scored twice in the opening period, leaving the score 5-2 for the Rock.
The teams traded second-period goals, with McAllister firing his second of the night, unassisted, for St. Marys.
The Rangers gradually chipped away at the Rock lead and managed to tie the SHL contest 6-6 with three unanswered third-period goals. One of the Belmont players scored five of his team’s six goals.
The Finnbilt Novices played a league game on Thanksgiving Monday, and then host St. Thomas Jr. Stars on Monday, Oct. 16 at the PRC, starting at 7:10 p.m.