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Milverton 4 Wheel Drives | Nov 21, 2023 | Jim Yost | 826 views
DRIVES WIN!!
The  Milverton Four Wheel Drives hit the road Saturday for yet another road game . The gang would be headed to the picturesque village of Lucknow , home of hockey hero Paul Henderson and Dave Farrish , both ex Maple leafs  .A great accomplishment by a small village to produce two pro hockey players. Could this be the night our heroes garner their elusive first victory? In a few short hours the answer to  this question would most certainly be answered.

 

       The Drives opened the scoring at the 16:35 mark of the first period with Dennis Dewar scoring on an assist from Chadwick Schwartzentruber . As habit would dictate this year the Drives would let the opposition back into the game as the Lancers would reply with a goal at 16:02 and tie the game . However, tonight it appeared to be that all the stars were beginning to align for our hometown heroes. Dennis Dewar would pot his second tally of the night with helpers from Liam Buckley and Tyler Fassl. The Drives would add two more goals by Coleton Quipp and Dewar with his third of the night. With the Drives up 4 -1 things looked to be in control but the game is 60 minutes don’t ya know.  The Lucknow squad would answer back trimming the score to 4-2 . That score would stay until the final minute when Riley Connors would score his first of the season to make it 5-2 heading off from the first period.   

       The second period featured a little less goal action as the teams battled back and forth until Lucknow scored halfway through the second frame.  With the score 5-3 Mike “ Vinnie” Vittelli would gives the Drives a 3 goal margin again as he would score his first of the year assisted by Dewar ( theres that name again) .Not to be outdone , Coleton Quipp would add his second marker of the night with Jeff Fritzley  and Tyler Fassl drawing helpers .

     The final frame of the game experienced even less scoring as the Drives would add to their goal total. Chris Corbett with his fourth of the year would  score with assists going to Brennan Watson and Tyler Fassl with his third helper of the evening . Both teams must have been feeling the love on this particular evening as only 5 minor penalties were called the entire game and the tomfoolery was kept to a minimum . Perhaps there was a full moon I wasn’t aware of or perhaps it was Mitch Boertien  becoming a new parent ! At any rate , the team would prevail and win the contest  8- 3 on a lovely night in Lucknow. With new confidence and optimism the Drives will put their best foot  forward this Saturday as they face off against the Royals in Tavistock.

          Always remember and never forget.....The early bird may get the worm ..but the second mouse gets the cheese....

          And what would happen if you were scared half to death twice ?

 
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