Drives Two Game Home Stand, News (Milverton Drives Hockey)

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Milverton 4 Wheel Drives | Oct 22, 2023 | Jim Yost | 656 views
Drives Two Game Home Stand

            The Milverton Four Wheel Drives had a two game home stand spread over two weekends against Ripley and Saugeen Shores . 

The Milverton Four Wheel Drives opened up a two game home stand with a Sunday matinee tilt with the Ripley Wolves . The home opener would prove to be an exciting affair between the two league rivals although the hometown favourites would fall to the visitors by a 5-1 score . The Wolves are a  balanced squad with plenty of speed and creating plenty of opportunities off  the rush. The Drives gave the Ripley squad a few freebies by spending time in the penalty box and the visitors took advantage by scoring two man advantage goals . A couple other miscues by the home boys led to a couple other goals . The score wasn’t  indicative of the effort put forth by the team . Chris Corbett was the only answer to the solving the Ripley goalkeeper as he scored on a nice set up from Dennis Dewar . 

 The second game of the home stand was Saturday evening against the Drives first game opponents the Saugeen Shores Winter Hawks . The Drives were a tad short staffed for this matchup with several regulars missing from the line up. Tim Bester would get the nod to tend the twine for the night and he played magnificently turning back the attack of the Winterhawks. Once again the Drives spent more than enough of the game in the “time out area” as the “Hawks would score on at least two power play opportunities that I could recall. I failed to see the attraction why the penalty box appeared to be the place to be at. Even Equipment Guru  Teeky was confused by the attraction to the penalty box by the Drives players ....truly confusing . Perhaps the Drives should take a deep breath and get in contact with their inner zen and stay away from infractions .No free passes , baby! Offensively, the Drives had some good looks with some hit posts , breakaway chances and some good saves by the ‘”Hawks keeper. The Drives would end up on the wrong side of a 4-0 score .

The show hits the road next weekend as the Drives are in Palmerston Friday night to play the 81s at 8:30 and Saturday night the Drives travel to Creemore for a 7:30 rendezvous with the Coyotes. The next home game is not until  Sunday Nov 26 at 2pm against Seaforth.


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