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January 12, 2019

Bond hat trick sinks Sailors in Battle of Elgin

AYLMER, ON. - Matt Bond had a hat trick and Dylan Vandersleen potted two goals as the Aylmer Spitfires rolled over a short-staffed Port Stanley Sailors team, 10-2. Aylmer takes all five games of the Battle of Elgin this season and improve to 14-20-0-1 in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. Bhrett Hibbert, Devon Kaplanis, Pete Vanderwyst, Sam Gredig and former Sailor Erik Scherer completed the Spitfire goal scoring. Luke Regier and Connor Lacey both picked up three assists, while Scherer, Kyle Hopper, Tanner Rickwood and Shane Koscis, had two helpers each.
Garrett Wells and Noah Crowley replied for Port Stanley.
The Spitfires had both of the game's only two minor penalties.
Aylmer continues to battle Lucan for sixth place, now tied with 29 points each. The Spitfires are 5-5 over their past 10 games and improve their home record to 10-7-0-1.  Scherer played 21 games with Port Stanley, before traded to Aylmer. After just a goal and five assists as a Sailor, the 19-year old Belmont native has eight goals and six assists in 12 games with the Spitfires. With just three games remaining and six points back of eighth place Mt Brydges, the Sailors (4-29-0-4) will miss the playoffs. Over the past two weeks, the Sailors unloaded top scorers Tyler Foslett (17 goals, 13 assists) to Lambeth, Austin Muscutt (12G, 10A) to North Middlesex, captain Derek Smith (6G, 10A) to Exeter, defenceman Brady Allen (3G, 10A) to Lambeth and defenceman Dawson Maton to Lucan.



December 29, 2018

Vandersleen leads Spitfires in Battle of Elgin

AYLMER, ON. - Dylan Vandersleen scores twice and sets up both goals by Erik Scherer, leading the Aylmer Spitfires to a 7-2 defeat of the Port Stanley Sailors, in PJHL action.
The Spitfires are 4-0 in the Battle of Elgin this season and improve to 11-18-0-1, seventh place in the Yeck Division. The Sailors are in danger of missing the playoffs, sitting in ninth spot, with a 4-24-0-4 record, two points behind Mt. Brydges. Peter Vanderwyst, Matt Bond and Devon Kaplanis also tally for the Spitfires. Noah Seguin picked up two assists. Nikolas Caetano and Lane Westgate replied for Port Stanley.


December 23, 2018

Aylmer wins 10th game downing Port Stanley

ST. THOMAS - Erik Scherer with two goals, Dawson Cook and Matt Bond score as the Aylmer Spitfires down the Port Stanley Sailors, 4-1, in PJHL Yeck Divisiom action at Memorial arena.
Dawson Maton gave Port a 1-0 lead. Aylmer wins their 10th game of the season and now lead Port Stanley, three games to none, in the Battle of Elgin. The teams meet twice more in the regular season.
The Spitfires move four points back of sixth place Lucan. Port sits in the cellar of the nine team division.



December 15, 2018

Vandersleen's OT goal caps Spitfires' comeback

AYLMER, ON. - Dylan Vandersleen scored 19 seconds into overtime, completing a hat trick and an Aylmer Spitfires' comeback, for a 5-4 win over the Exeter Hawks, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. The Spitfires trailed 3-0, before scoring four consecutive goals, thanks to Luke Regnier, Kyle Hopper and a pair from Vandersleen. Connor Lacey picked up two assist, including on the winner.
The Hawks forced overtime on Jarrett Baker's goal. Carter McLlwain with two goals and Tyler Merner also scored for Exeter. Aylmer evens their home record at 7-7-0-1.



December 2, 2018

Richer's OT goal lifts Spitfires over Sailors in Battle of Elgin

ST. THOMAS - The Aylmer Spitfires may have got away with a penalty but they will take the two points. In the second instalment of the battle Elgin County this season, Aylmer improved to 2-0 with Connor Richer scoring on the power play 3:19 into overtime, lifting the Spitfires over the Port Stanley Sailors, 5-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division action, at Memorial Arena. 
The Spitfires sit seventh in the Yeck with an 8-14-0-1 record, seven points behind sixth place Lucan and seven points ahead of the Sailors.

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February 10, 2018

Lambeth takes 2-0 series lead over Aylmer

AYLMER, ON. - Andrew Snowden gave the Aylmer Spitfires a 1-0 lead, but 25 seconds later it was all Lambeth Lancers. Carson Esipu tied the game, before Codey McRoberts, Anthony Scattalon shorthanded and Ray Robbins and Mitchell Jenner both on the power play scored, in a Lancers' 5-1 win. Lambeth now leads the best of seven Provincial Junior Hockey League series, two games to none.


February 7, 2018

Fletcher lifts Lambeth over Aylmer in OT

LAMBETH, ON. –  Andrew Fletcher scored two minutes into overtime, lifting the Lambeth Lancers over the Aylmer Spitfires, 5-4, taking game one of their Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division first round series. The Spitfires sent the game into extra time, after Jake Morin scored on a five-on-three power play with five minutes remaining in the third period. James Collins, Ryan Van Roestel and Luke Regier, also scored for Aylmer. Brock Trichilo, Brody Smith, Mitchell Jenner and Jonah Goodman, had Lambeth leading 4-2, early in the third period.


January 27, 2018

Sailors defeat Spitfires in Battle of Elgin County

PORT STANLEY, ON. –  In the battle of Elgin County, the Port Stanley Sailors scored three times in the third period, to defeat the Aylmer Spitfire, 3-1, in Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division action. Austin Muscutt, Kyle Hopper and Derek Smith scored for the home side, after Jake Morin gave the Spits a 1-0 lead, in the second period. The win gives the Sailors the season series against the Spitfires, four games to one. Both team's power plays combined to go zero for 17. The Elgin rivals also combined for 78 minutes in penalties. Dawson Cook picked up two assists, to reach 50-points this season. Port Stanley (12-20-0-4) sits seventh in the Yeck five points up on Aylmer (11-26-0-1), with the regular season concluding on February 4th. steady



February 26, 2017

Spits a win away from first final

EXETER, ON. -  The Aylmer Spitfires are a win away from their first appearance in the Yeck final.Three power play goals helped erase an early deficit as the Spitfires edged the Exeter Hawks, 4-3, for a commanding 3-0 leads in their Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck semi-final.Exeter led 3-1, on a Christian Petrozza goal early second period, before Aylmer scored three unanswered, two from Jake Morin, plus Cody Underhill. The latter two were unassisted power play goals. After the Hawks led 2-0, thanks to Jon Frook and Justin McCarter, Dawson Winchester put the Spits on the board. Spitfire goalie Andrew Harriman-Duke made 46 saves.


February 25, 2017

Winchester's four point game leads Spits

AYLMER, ON. -  Dawson Winchester had a goal and three assists, leading the Aylmer Spitfires over the Exeter Hawks, 5-3, taking a 2-0 ownership of their Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division semi-final.Winchester, the Yeck division’s rookie of the year tied the game at two, scoring during a five-on-three power play early second period. Just 15 seconds later, Winchester assisted on Jesse Tottle’s first of two goals, also coming with the man advantage.
Exeter tied the game again three minutes later, but James Collins would net the eventual game winner just two minutes later. Tottle added insurance in the third period. Hawks’ Adam Gibb and Christian Petrozza scored in period one, sandwiching a goal by Spitfire Jake Morin. Aylmer’s Cody Underhill and Jesiah Sweetland both had two assists.

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