Monday, November 15th, 2010


Navy Vets continue to struggle


WOODSTOCK -Optimism after their mid-week win Wednesday was quickly swept away as the Woodstock Navy Vets stumbled against Aylmer to begin the weekend

The Vets returned to their losing ways Friday night, getting shot down 6-3 at home by the Spitfires.

"We took a step back," Woodstock head coach Jeff Morrison said after Friday's game. "We went back to the way we were playing two weeks ago. We just need to go back to the way we were playing Wednesday."

Wednesday saw the Navy Vets score their second victory of the season, a 6-2 win in Glanbrook against the Rangers.

That win was the result of the team playing good defence, something Morrison said they did not do Friday.

Woodstock was hampered on the weekend by the absence of some of its best players.

Forwards Travis Horvath, Chase Thornton and Dylan Lazarus, who have 15, 10 and six points respectively this season, are on the inured list.

"We're missing our big guns," said Morrison, adding forwards Brynn Schultz, Tyler Lyons and Matt Smith have stepped up their games.

Derek Cowing, Christian Crossett and Matt Fallowfield all scored one goal each for the Vets.

Lyons earned two assists and Smith, Devon Young and Chance Hasenbacher each had one assist.

Will Cook, Adam Brisson, Mark Pfohl, Curtis Maracle and Travis Schruder scored for Aylmer. Aylmer's sixth goal scorer was unrecorded.

The loss leaves the Navy Vets languishing in last place in the Niagara District Junior C League west division -- four points behind Paris and 11 behind the fourth-place Simcoe Storm. With the loss, the Vets now have a 2-11-2 record. The results from Sunday night's game against the Storm were not available at press time.

Note: The Navy Vets lost Sunday night in Simcoe 3-2 in a shootout to gain a point and now trail Paris by 3 points with a 2-11-3 record.