Monday, September 13th, 2010


Navy Vets edge Simcoe Storm

It was an auspicious debut for the resurrected Woodstock Navy Vets.

Playing in their first game of the pre-season -- not counting August's rookie game -- the Navy Vets edged the Simcoe Storm 4-3 when rookie Christian Crossett netted the unassisted game-winner with less than five minutes left in the third period.

Still wearing their now-outdated Woodstock Renegades uniforms, the Navy Vets started slow but found their stride in the late in the second period, scoring twice in the frame's final eight minutes to earn a one-goal lead.

Woodstock veteran Andy Fallowfi eld scored the first goal of the period from Jamie Newell, knotting the score at 2-2. Five minutes later, Kyle Morris scored a power-play marker from Jamie Newell and Bryce Cadwell, giving the Navy Vets their first lead of the night.

Kyle Robertson opened the Woodstock scoring in the first period, answering a shorthanded goal from Simcoe's Jordan Paton. Mac Wood also scored for Simcoe late in the opening frame to give the visitors a one-goal lead going into the second. Stev Barati rounded out the Simcoe scoring, making the final minutes a little more interesting with his late goal.

Woodstock's exhibition schedule nday night with a trip to Simcoe's fairgrounds for another game against the Storm. The results of this exhibition game were not available at press time.

The Navy Vets open their Niagara District Junior C Hockey League season on Sept. 17 at home against the Paris Mounties.