Vets on verge of pennant !!

The Navy Vets won a big entertaining game on Friday night at Southwood Arena 7-5 over New Hamburg … before over 550 noisy fans on Fan Appreciation Night !!
The victory means the Vets can win the Doherty Division pennant with a win in Burford on Saturday night.
The last time a Vets team won the division regular season pennant was 20 years ago back in 2002.
Nolan Brett scored 2 goals and Caden Bower had 1 goal & 2 assists to lead the Vets.
Kyle Baker had a goal and added an assist to give him 71 points on the season … highest total by a Vet since 1999.
Patrick Klazer’s assist extended his league longest point-scoring streak to 19 games.
Keaghan Brett made 33 saves for his division leading 16th win of the season.
The Vets got out to a 3-1 lead early in the 2nd period but then a 3-goal outburst by New Hamburg gave them the lead before overage honouree Drew Mullett made a huge key play when he knocked down a Firebirds clearing pass and rifled a shot past the Bird’s goalie to tie the game 4-4 tie heading into the final period.
New Hamburg took the lead 7 mintues into the 3 period but in less than 2 minutes the Vets had tied the game on Baker’s goal and Bower notched the winner. Brett’s 2nd of the game was an insurance marker with just under 7 minutes left.

Special Congratulations:

Keaghan Brett, Liam Munro, Drew Mullett, and Wes Dobbin were honoured in a pre-game ceremony as overagers in their final year of junior hockey !!

What’s Next:

The Vets travel to Burford on Saturday night for their regular season finale.

Around the Doherty:

Tavistock beat Wellesley 5-2 and Norwich beat Burford 4-0 in other Friday night games.

Current Standings:

The win moves Vets back into 1st place and can clinch pennant on Saturday night.

Ticketing Information:

Fans are asked to get their tickets ahead of time. While we can process tickets at the gate, it will be a delayed process. Purchasing ahead of time ensures that we fulfill our requirements related to contact tracing while also avoiding long lines and delays.
To purchase tickets go to:
Season tickets (flex passes) are also available at the above web address.