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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Port Stanley Sailors Jr Hockey Stars Shine By Two Over Sailors

by Doug Harvey

On Sunday, December 17th, 2017 the Port Stanley Sailors played their twenty-fifth game of the season against the North Middlesex Stars at the St. Thomas Memorial Arena.

The Stars Taylor Helesic (9) scored the first goal of the game unassisted on Sailors goalie Sam Popen (31) at 4:38 of the first period. Almost ten minutes later at 13:12, Sailors Eric Scherer (21) tied the game with Dawson Cook (24), and Tyler Simon (25) assisting. Port Stanley took the lead while shorthanded at 15:49, when Sailors Austin Muscutt (3) scored unassisted on Stars goalie Liam McCarthy (33). At 18:22 with a man in the penalty box, the Sailors lost the lead when Stars Kain Hopkins (4) with assists to Cole Campbell (14), and Sam Baker (44) took advantage of that extra man and tied the game. Shots on goal for the period were North Middlesex Stars 14 - Port Stanley Sailors 12.

The second period was scoreless until 16:46 while the Sailors had a man in the penalty box, Stars Jake Alkins (2), assisted by Sam Baker (44) took advantage of that extra man on the ice scoring the tie breaking goal. Less than two minutes later at 18:39, it was Port Stanley's turn to take advantage of that extra man on the ice when Dawson Cook (24) assisted by Derek Smith (10), and Tyler Simon(25), scored tying the game again. With only sixteen seconds left in the second period, the tie was broken by North Middlesex Stars Sam Baker (44) assisted by Sheldon Timmermans (APM) (5), and Kain Hopkins (4). Shots on goal for the period were North Middlesex Stars 18 - Port Stanley Sailors 9.

The third period was Port Stanley's last chance to get back in the game, and with shots on goal for the period at North Middlesex Stars 12 - Port Stanley Sailors 12 the game was fairly even. In the last minute of play at 19:18 Stars Sam Baker (44) assisted by Kain Hopkins (4) took advantage of a empty Port Stanley net to score the last goal of the game giving the win by two to North Middlesex with a final score of North Middlesex Stars 5 - Port Stanley Sailors 3.

First Period Penalties - North Middlesex Stars 6 Min - Port Stanley Sailors 6 min
Second Period Penalties - North Middlesex Stars 8 Min - Port Stanley Sailors 6 min
Third Period Penalties - North Middlesex Stars 7 Min - Port Stanley Sailors 4 min
North Middlesex Stars 21 minutes on 11 infractions - Port Stanley Sailors 16 minutes on 8 infractions

Shots On Goal North Middlesex Stars 44 - Port Stanley Sailors 33

1ST STAR: Sam Baker (44), (North Middlesex Stars)
2ND STAR: Dawson Cook (24), (Port Stanley Sailors)
3RD STAR: Sheldon Timmermans (APM) (5), (North Middlesex Stars)

YECK - WEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Team Games Played Wins Losses Ties OTL YECK Points WPCT
Exeter 29 22 6 0 1 45 .776
Dorchester 30 22 7 0 1 45 .750
Lambeth 26 22 4 0 0 44 .846
North Middlesex 28 15 11 0 2 32 .571
Thamesford 29 13 16 0 0 26 .448
Mt.Brydges 28 11 14 0 3 25 .446
Port Stanley 25 9 14 0 2 20 .400
Aylmer 24 7 17 0 0 14 .292
Lucan 27 2 23 0 2 6 .111

Last Updated: Monday, 18 December 2017 09:49:18 AM EST

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