Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Navy Vets dropped in Dundas
The Woodstock Navy Vets win streak ended before it began.
The Junior C squad lost 8-3 last night in Dundas, erasing any positive vibes after defeating Paris Saturday for its first win of the season.
Dundas took advantage of some shaky goaltending and spotty defensive play to grab a 4-1 first-period lead.
"It was probably the worst period we've played all year," Navy Vets head coach Jeff Morrison said. "Three weak goals. (Neil) Pittock wasn't ready to go."
Pittock allowed two more goals in the second period before being replaced by Trevor Neabel. Woodstock played better but it was already too late.
"We outplayed them the last 40 minutes but we dug too deep a hole and couldn't get out of it," Morrison said. "If things don't change I'll need a new goaltender because goaltending isn't stepping up and making the saves when we need them."
Derek Cowing had a goal and assist. Cowing now has seven goals in his last six games. Chase Thornton and Brynn Shultz also scored. All three have improved after the first five weeks of the season.
"They've really come to the forefront," Morrison said.
Woodstock killed off all three penalties, but went 1-for-8 on the power play. On five of the Navy Vets' opportunities the puck didn't leave the Dundas zone.
"We just couldn't finish," Morrison said. "I think some of the guys maybe read the boxscores to see how many points they had and thought they could dipsy doodle instead of work hard like they did before."
Woodstock defencemen Chance Hasenbacher (charley horse) and Andy Fallowfield (suspension) didn't dress.
Midget call-up and 16-year-old Simeon George played well on the blue-line.
Woodstock hosts unbeaten Grimsby Saturday night.
"We better come ready to play Saturday or it will be a real long night," Morrison said.