We wake up on this beautiful Thanksgiving Sunday with another 2 well earned points. Last night the unbeaten Wellesley Applejacks came to town as the Vets got their first look at Jacks.
The Vets came out swinging early and landed the first blow to the Applejacks just 1:24 into the first period when Eric Tuori’s point shot found the back of the net. At the other end of the ice, Keaghan Brett made his second start of the season and was sharp right from the get go on Saturday night.
Following the Tuori goal, the teams traded chances with neither being able to solve the other through to the end of the 2nd period. Entering the final frame up 1 – 0, the tension was alive and well at the Plex with the next goal being pivotal. With multiple close calls, it was eventually the Vets that struck for the second time. The big moment of the game came off the stick of Kyle Baker who finished off a bang-bang play in front of the net after some fantastic work below the goal line by Nolan Brett and Sam Berry. The two goal lead was added to once more with 5 minutes remaining as the current division points leader Kyle Baker notched his 2nd of the game to put the final nail in the coffin.
At the other end of the rink, Brett stood tall, shutting the door and locking it behind him. The overage tender was perfect in a 27 save shutout as he records his 7th career shutout which is the most by any Vets goalie since 1990. The Brett/Noye tandem combine for a perfect weekend as they record back-to-back shutouts.
Special Congratulations to:
Keaghan Brett recorded his 7th career shutout in the victory.
Next weekend, the Vets welcome the division leading New Hamburg Firebirds in an early battle for the division lead.
Around the Doherty:
In other action, the Burford Bulldogs gave the New Hamburg Firebirds a run for their money as they led early on before a Firebirds 3rd period comeback. The Birds took it in the end by a score of 5 – 3. The Norwich Merchants were in Tavistock to take on the Braves as well. The Braves led front start to finish after jumping out to a 3 – 0 lead in the 1st. The final score was 5 – 3 Braves.
The Vets are dawning pink ribbons on their helmets for the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Next weekend’s game against the New Hamburg Firebirds is Breast Cancer Awareness night so fans are encouraged to wear Pink!
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