Spitfires split games on the weekend
Aylmer Jr. C Spitfires defenseman Josh Houston, middle, tried to block a Dorchester player from passing the puck to the slot during their game at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer on Saturday evening, Jan. 10. Houston’s teammate Tyler Marr looked on while protecting the front of the Spitfires net. Aylmer lost the hockey game 6-3. Aylmer got off to a good start and led 1-0 after the first period on a power play goal by Jesse Tottle with assists to Nolan Blum and Brett Dzyngel with 3:35 left in the frame. But Dorchester scored four unanswered goals over a 12 minute span to start the second period before Houston replied with a power play goal at 14:36 of the second, assists by Kyle DiCicco and Jesiah Sweetland. Dorchester scored twice more in the third period before Cody Underhill scored another power play goal for the Spitfires at 12:25 with assists by Robert Shaw and Clint Walker. Aylmer’s Spencer Roloson and Dorchester’s Collin Hartwick dropped the gloves at 4:18 of the third period and were ejected with five minute fighting majors and game misconducts. On Sunday, Jan. 11, Aylmer blanked host North Middlesex 8-0 in Parkhill. Sweetland, Luke Bettencourt and Andrew Baxter scored twice for the Spitfires with single goals by Houston and Cody Underhill. Aylmer’s Derek Folkard and North Middlesex’s Mike Sharpe were kicked out of the game at 7:43 of the third period for fighting. Aylmer sits in second last place in the nine team Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League Jr. C circuit with a 10 wins, 24 losses and one overtime loss record and 21 points. North Middlesex sits in last with a 2-29-3 record and seven points. Mount Brydges leads the league with a 25-7-2 record and 52 points. Aylmer hosts Port Stanley on Saturday, Jan. 17, puck drop at 7:30 p.m. and Lambeth visits Aylmer on Wednesday, Jan. 21, a 7:45 p.m. start.
Photography by : Craig Bradford