March 15, 2019
DORCHESTER - For the second
consecutive year, the Dorchester Dolphins have lost the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck
Division final in five games.
Nick Overholt had the game winning goal as the Exeter Hawks held off Dorchester, 4-3, to win the Yeck championship, four games to one.
Exeter moves on face the Lakeshore Canadiens, in the PJHL Western Conference final.
With the Hawks, is St. Thomas native Derek Smith, the former captain of the Port Stanley Sailors and former Dolphin defenceman Nick Whitworth. Both players arrived in Exeter via trades in January.
The Dolphins have made the Yeck final, in each of their seven seasons, but are now 3-4 in the series, including losing to Lambeth a year ago.
March 12, 2019
EXETER, ON. - This would be a game the Dorchester Dolphins would like to forget. Thanks to a 5-0 shutout, the Exeter Hawks have a commanding three games to one lead, in the PJHL Yeck
The Hawks are a win away from their second Yeck title at the Junior C level.
March 10, 2019
DORCHESTER - It was a reversal of fortunes. In each of the first two games, the Exeter Hawks gained momentum by scoring twice within a minute, carrying them to victories for a two games to none lead in the series. In game three of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division final, it was the Dorchester Dolphins’ turn for two goals in less than 60 seconds. Nolan Blewett and Griffen Sinden scored 35 seconds apart, breaking a 1-1 tie, seven minutes into the second period. By the end of the middle frame, it was 4-1 Dolphins, and the home team buried the Hawks with three more goals in the third period.
March 9, 2019
EXETER, ON. - It seems the Exeter Hawks have done this before. Trailing against the Dorchester Dolphins, before scoring twice in less than 60 seconds to take the lead, on their way to a victory.
Yes that happened just in game one. Two goals in 52 seconds and 5-4 win. The Hawks did the feat again tonight in game two, erasing a Dolphins' 4-2 lead mid third period, with two goals in 41 seconds, before winning the game in overtime, 5-4. Exeter now leads the best of seven PJHL Yeck Division final, two games to none.
Dorchester had leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2, on goals by Ryan Van Roestel, Nolan Blewett, Dylan Buckholz and Jovin Eterno. Jonathon Frook's unassisted power play goal was the winner, while Brad Watson and Max Bannon, tied the game four. Jon Baker and Jake Weston also tallied for the Hawks. The Dolphins were two for six on the power play and had killed off seven consecutive penalties until overtime.
Exeter out shot the Dolphins, 45-25. Blewett finished with a goal and two assists
March 8, 2019
DORCHESTER - Carter McLlwain's unassisted mid third period goal holds up as the game winner, lifting the Exeter Hawks over the Dorchester Dolphins, 5-4, in game one of the PJHL Yeck Division final.
Two goals in 52 seconds, by Derek Smith and Nick Sammons, mid second period, turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 Hawks' lead. The Dolphins held leads of 2-1 an 3-2. James Newland with two goals, Ryan Root and Noah Lambe scored for Dorchester.
February 26, 2019
THAMESFORD, ON. - When the penalty killing unit equals an opponent’s entire goal production, the odds of winning a series are very high. The Dorchester Dolphins will be making their seventh consecutive appearance in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division final, thanks to their penalty kill (PK) and the goaltending of Liam McCarthy. Dorchester finished a four game sweep of the Trojans with a 4-2 victory, highlighted by pair of goals by Ryan Root, one short-handed and the other on the power play and 30 saves from their 17-year old netminder.
February 25, 2019
DORCHESTER - Penalty killing and goalie Liam McCarthy. Two big reasons the Dorchster Dolphins lead their PJHL Yeck Division semifinal, three games to one over the Thamesford Trojans. McCarthy stopped all 42 shots for his second shutout of the series, 3-0. The 17-year old puck stopper owns a .986 save percentage in this series and it's well earned as the Trojans have out shot the Dolphins, 138 to 97. Dylan Buckholz and Nolan Blewett, both while shorthanded and Colin Capstick scored. Thamesford went zero for six on the power play and haven't scored with the man advantage in the series despite 19 total opportunities over the three games. The Dolphins have three shorthanded goals.
February 23, 2019
THAMESFORD, ON. - Dylan Van Dusen opened and closed the scoring as the Dorchester Dolphins dumped the Thamesford Trojans, 7-2, in game two of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division semifinal. In between Van Dusen's second and third goals of the playoffs, the teams combined for seven goals and 78 minutes of penalties.
Tied at one, a turning point in the Dolphins' favour was Nolan Blewett's goal 44 seconds into the second period, while the Trojans were on a five on three power play. Three minutes later Dylan Buckholz made it 3-1. James Newland, on the power play and Trojan Spencer Mills traded goals before the period expired, with Dorchester leading 4-2. Third period goals by Ryan Van Roestel, Noah Small and Van Dusen, put the game out of reach. Buckholz, Ryan Root and Griffen Sinden, each picked up two assists.
The Dolphins were one for nine with the man advantage and killed off all nine Trojan opportunities.
Brody Smith will gone for the remainder of the series, after being assessed an abuse of officials game misconduct in the last minute of the first period. Being his second such offence this season, that brings an automatic four game suspension.
Liam McCarthy's shutout streak ended at 76:36, when Trojan Liam Fayle scored. McCarthy was the busier goalie making 51 saves, as the Trojans out shot the Dolphins in each period and 53-36, for the game. en
February 22, 2019
DORCHESTER - Liam McCarthy and Jovin Eterno both enjoyed their best playoff games of their junior careers. McCarthy stopped all 43 shots faced between the pipes while Eterno scored twice and assisted on Ryan Root's game winning goal, as the Dorchester Dolphins blanked the Thamesford Trojans, 3-0, in the opening game of the best of seven game Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division semifinal.
February 15, 2019
MT. BRYDGES, ON. - The Dorchester Dolphins are heading to the next round after surviving the dog pound. Empty net goals by James Newland and Brody Smith in the final 90 seconds of the third period carried the Dorchester Dolphins to a 4-2 win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, clinching the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL Yeck) Division series in five games.
The Dolphins' second round opponent will be either the Thamesford Trojans (24-13-2-1) or Lucan Irish (14-21-3-2).
February 13, 2019
DORCHESTER - Tyler Lovie broke the hearts of the Dorchester Dolphins. The Mt.Brydges Bulldogs’ forward scored 5:15 into overtime lifting his team over the Dolphins, 5-4, in game four of the PJHL Yeck Division series, at the Flight Exec Centre. The Dolphins were looking to complete a four game sweep on home ice, but instead are returning to Mt. Brydges for game five.
February 10, 2019
DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Dolphins have the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs on the ropes. Nolan Blewett scored twice and Matt Waller made 26 saves as the Dolphins silenced the Bulldogs, 6-0, to take a three games to none lead in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. The Dolphins exploded for three goals in a three minute span mid first period and at the time had more goals than the Bulldogs had shots on net. Ryan Poley, Turner Balasin, Brody Smith and Dylan Buckholz, completed the Dolphins' goal scoring. James Newland and Braidon Duncan both drew two assists.
February 9, 2019
MT. BRYDGES ON. - The Dorchester Dolphins held the lead three times, but not until Dylan Van Dusen scored with 30 seconds left in the third period did the 'Phins likely feel comfortable.
The Dolphins prevailed with a 6-4 win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, for a two games to none lead, in the best of seven Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division series.
Brody Smith, with his third of the playoffs, Nolan Blewett, Austin Bisschop, Griffin Sinden and Noah Small, also scored for Dorchester. Jovin Eterno and Ryan Van Roestel, both picked up two assists.
Ryan Hopkins led the 'Dogs with a goal and two assists. Matthew Caine, Daniel Stretton and Taylor Toth, completed the Mt. Brydges scoring. The home team was two for seven on the power play, while the visitors potted one from five opportunities.
February 8, 2019
DORCHESTER - Prior to the playoffs, Dorchester Dolphins’ assistant coach Chris Masse stressed the coaching staff wanted the players to start games at puck drop not later on in the night.
In their opening game of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division series against the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, the Dolphins showed they took their coaches’ direction to heart.
Brody Smith, with two goals, Braidon Duncan and Noah Small scored, leading way to a 4-1 Dolphins' victory in one game of the best of seven affair.
February 7, 2019
DORCHESTER - For the second consecutive year the Dorchester Dolphins are facing the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs and the team with the best regular season record are hoping to let sleeping dogs lie.
On their way to finishing first in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division (31-9-0-0), the Dolphins won four of five regular season games against the Bulldogs who finished eighth (9-28-3-0).
The Bulldogs did win the final meeting on home ice, on January 18th, 3-2, but were only 2-7-0-1 over their final 10 games.
January 27, 2019
THAMESFORD, ON. - Two goals in 30 seconds three minutes in to the second period proved the difference as the Thameford Trojans edged the Dorchester Dolphins, 3-2, in Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Braidon Duncan and Griffin Sinden had power play goals for the 'Phins. Chase Schnittker, Jared Caldarozzi and Tyler Arndt with the game winner, scored for the Trojans.
The Dolphins (31-8-0-0), already with first place secured in the Yeck Division, lose for just the seventh time this season. It's the second win for the Trojans against the division leaders, also handing the Dolphins their first loss of the season on October 5th. The Trojans (23-12-3-1) remain in a battle with Lambeth (23-12-1-2) and North Middlesex (23-12-1-3) for third place.
January 25, 2019
DORCHESTER - For the third time in four years the Dorchester Dolphins will be the top seed heading into the Yeck Division playoffs. On pace for their fourth best regular season record in team history, the Dolphins clinch first place with a 5-2 win against the Aylmer Spitfires, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action at the Flight Exec Centre. Rookie forward Noah Small led his hometown team with two goals and an assist, while line-mate Griffin Sinden picked up four assists.
January 22, 2019
DORCHESTER - Only one point separates the Dorchester Dolphins from a third Yeck Division regular season crown. After winning two of their three games this past week, the Dolphins need only one point from their three remaining games to clinch top spot in the Provincial Junior Hockey League division. An Exeter Hawks’ loss will also give the Dolphins first place. The second place Hawks trail the Dolphins by seven points and have four games left on their schedule, including hosting the Dolphins on February 2.
January 18, 2019
MT. BRYDGES, ON. - In what could be a first round match-up the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs showed they have the bite to stick with the top team, edging first place Dorchester Dolphins, 3-2, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. Nolan Blewett with both 'Phins' goals, reaches 30 for the season. Spencer Verdurmen, Dan Stretton and Jacob Smith, scored for the 'Dogs.
The Dolphins out shot the Bulldogs, 40-29, went one for five with the man advantage and killed all five Bulldog power plays.
Mt. Brydges clinches a playoff berth, officially eliminating the Port Stanley Sailors from post season action.
January 17, 2019
DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Dolphins are firmly in the driver’s seat to clinch first place in the Yeck Division. Noah Small and Nolan Blewett scored 28 seconds apart three minutes into the third period, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 Dolphins’ lead against the Exeter Hawks, on their way to a 4-2 win and improving their record to 29-6-0-0.
With five games remaining on the schedule, Dorchester has an eight point cushion over Exeter. Five more points gives the Dolphins top spot, even the Hawks win their remaining games. .
January 12, 2019
EXETER, ON. - Noah Small completes his hat trick 20 seconds into overtime, to lift the Dorchester Dolphins over the Exeter Hawks, 6-5, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action.
Griffin Sinden with two goals and Turner Balasin also score for the 'Phins, now at 27-6-0-0 in first place in the Yeck Division and six points up on Exeter. Dylan Van Dusen picked up two assists, while Sinden also had a helper. Jovin Eterno and James Newland assisted on the game winner.
Exeter opened with a 2-0 lead on goals by Liam Melady and Jon Baker. Dorchester tied the game, before the Hawks moved ahead again, 3-2. The Dolphins scored three consecutive goals, before the Hawks replied with two to tie the affair. The teams meet again in Dorchester, on Thursday, January 17th.
January 11, 2019
DORCHESTER - It was a game with a playoff feel to it. Not surprising considering the post season is nearing and these two rivals have a history of meeting in the playoffs.
Ryan Root scored twice including the winner and one into an empty net and David Henshaw had a goal and an assist, as the Dorchester Dolphins improved to 26-6-0-0 in Provincial Junior Hockey League action, doubling up on the Lambeth Lancers, 4-2. The Dolphins takes the season series, winning all five games, with Root scorching the Lancers with five goals and six assists.
January 6, 2019
PARKHILL, ON. – When the Dorchester Dolphins face the North Middlesex Stars, the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division leaders may literally be seeing stars.
North Middlesex beat Dorchester for a seventh consecutive game going back to last season following their 6-4 victory today, also snapping the 'Phins' eight game win streak.
Four of Dorchester's six losses this season have been to the Stars, outscored 21-11. The Dolphins last beat the Stars, on October 7, 2017, a 4-3 overtime win.
Dorchester and North Middlesex meet one final time this regular season, on January 20th, in Parkhill.
January 4, 2019
DORCHESTER – Nolan Blewett scored his team leading 24th and 25th goals of the season and Braidon Duncan had a goal and two assists, as the Dorchester Dolphins won their eighth consecutive game downing the Lucan Irish, 8-2. The Dolphins improve to 26-5-0-0, tops in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, five points ahead of the second place Exeter Hawks.
The Dolphins travel to Parkhill, to face the North Middlesex Stars on Sunday. The Stars have handed the Dolphins three of their five losses this season.
January 1, 2019
DORCHESTER – Nolan Blewett is the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division player of the month for December. The Dorchester Dolphins forward had five goals and seven assists, in six games during the month. Among his goals were a shorty and three scored on the power play. Blewett leads the Dolphins with 23 goals and 22 assists in 30 games. The 21-year old has two hat tricks and four other games with two goals. Dorchester went 7-0-0-0 during December and tops the division heading into the New Year, with a 25-5-0-0 record.
December 21, 2018
DORCHESTER – Nolan Blewett's second hat trick of the season helped the Dorchester Dolphins shell the Aylmer Spitfires, 12-0, in PJHL Yeck Div action, at the Flight Exec Centre.
The Dolphins win their 24th game of the season and remain in first place, one point ahead of the Exeter Hawks, who beat Port Stanley 7-1. Dorchester does have one game in hand.
Blewett scored at even strength, shorthanded and on the power play. The 21 year old leads the Dolphins with 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points. Ryan Root and Griffin Sinden both had two goals, while Ryan Van Roestel, Dylan Van Dusen, Noah Small, Turner Balasin and Jovin Eterno had singles. Sinden also picked up three assists, while Dylan Buckholz had two heplers.
Goalie Matt Waller made 26 saves for his fifth career shutout.
December 19, 2018
DORCHESTER – Jovin Eterno ended an offensive affair 49 seconds in to OT, lifting the Dorchester Dolphins over the Thamesford Trojans, 6-5, in PJHL Yeck Division action. Each side overcame two goal deficits. The Dolphins in the first period down 2-0 and the Trojans in the second period trailing 4-2. Ryan Root completed his first career junior hat trick, tying the game at five for the Dolphins. James Newland and Noah Lambe, also scored for the 'Phins. Griffin Sinden assisted on the Dolphins' final four goals, while both Newland and Nolan Blewett both picked up two helpers. Chris Dimmers potted a hat trick for the Trojans, while Cole Schnittiker and Tyler Arndt had singles. Dorchester leap frogs Exeter in to first place in the division, with a 23-5-0-0 record.
December 16, 2018
DORCHESTER – Once the stuffies were flying the Dorchester Dolphins were on their way. Turner Balasin tipped a Nolan Blewett point shot in to the Port Stanley Sailors’ net, signalling the 400 spectators in attendance to start throwing, on Teddy Bear Toss night, Friday, at the Flight Exec Centre. Once the ice was cleared of stuffies destined for the Dorchester Food Bank, the Dolphins were firing pucks in to the Port Stanley net , adding three more goals in four minutes, for a 4-0 lead. Dylan Van Dusen scored twice, Jovin Eterno had a goal and two assists and goalie Matt Waller stopped all 19 pucks fired his way, as the Dolphins blanked the Sailors, 7-0.
November 30, 2018
DORCHESTER – Nolan Blewett scored in each period and assisted on goals by Turner Balasin and Aidan Reid, as the Dorchester Dolphins dumped the Lucan Irish, 10-4, in PJHL Yeck Division action. Dylan Buckholz and Dylan Van Dusen both with short-handed goals, Ryan Poley and an unassisted effort by Ryan Van Roestel, also tally for the 'Phins.
November 28, 2018
DORCHESTER – The Dorchester Dolphins are in a good spot. At the mid point of the regular season the Dolphins lead the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division with a 16-4-0-0 record.
November 5, 2018
DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Dolphins haven’t lost back to back games this season and that trend continued with a 5-3 win at Lambeth Sunday. The 'Phins improve to 13-3-0-0 and continue to lead the PJHL Yeck Division. But the North Middlesex Stars have handed the Dolphins two of their three losses, including on November 2.
September 28, 2018
DORCHESTER – This summer Austin Bisschop was behind the wheel winning a season points championship in Kart racing. Now in a seat with the Dorchester Dolphins, the soon to be 19-year old is aiming to help his hometown team drive towards a Yeck Division title in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. Bisschop scored his first career junior goal, as the Dolphins blanked the Aylmer Spitfires, 3-0, at the Flight Exec Centre, to remain perfect at 6-0-0.
September 26, 2018
DORCHESTER - Aidan Reid, Dylan Buckholz and Nolan Blewett, while shorthanded, scored as the Dorchester Dolphins blanked the Lucan Irish, 3-0, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action.
Goalie Caleb Pinsonneault made 21 saves for the shutout. The Dolphins lead the PJHL Yeck Division with a 5-0-0 record.
September 22, 2018
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Dylan Buckholz scores twice, while Dylan Van Dusen, Jovin Eterno, Braidon Duncan and James Newland, have singles, as the Dorchester Dolphins defeat the Port Stanley Sailors, 6-3, in Provincial Junior Hockey action. Dawson Maton, Austin Muscutt and Kyle Hopper pot goals for the Sailors. The Dolphins remain the lone unbeaten team in the Yeck Division at 4-0-0.
September 21, 2018
DORCHESTER – Alex Pettipiece has arrived. The recently turned 18-year old Dorchester native potted a pair of goals for his hometown team, including the game winner, as the Dorchester Dolphins doubled up on the Lambeth Lancers, 4-2, in a meeting of the undefeated teams, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division. Pettipiece, who celebrated a birthday seven days ago, scored his first two career goals in junior, striking twice in 53 seconds, both times on the power play, to bump the Dolphins’ lead to 3-0 in the first period.
September 15, 2018
DORCHESTER – Ryan Root has sprouted a winning streak very early in the season. The Dorchester Dolphins’ fourth year forward scored the decisive goal, in a 4-3 edging over the Thamesford Trojans, giving the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) club wins on home ice on back to back nights. Twenty four hours earlier, Dorchester defeated the Port Stanley Sailors, 3-2, to open the 2018-19 season.
August 29, 2018
DORCHESTER – Bruce is back and the returning general manager is bringing in a head coach from a local rival. After two years away from the Dorchester Dolphins, Bruce Schruder returns to the GM chair, following the resignation of Tim Flynn earlier this month. Schruder's first move was hiring Mark Steele to be head coach of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) team.
May 9, 2018
DORCHESTER – The Dorchester Dolphins Junior C hockey club recently handed out their team awards for the 2017/18 season.
March 14, 2018
DORCHESTER – The Dorchester Dolphins' reign is over. The Lambeth Lancers are the new kings of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division, after blanking the Dolphins, 5-0, here in game five of the championship series. Donny Manzara, with two goals, including the winner, Ray Robbins, Mitchell Jenner and Chase St. Aubin scored. Goalie Zack Weir made 23 saves for the shutout. Lambeth advances to the West conference final, a PJHL Schmalz Cup quarterfinal, against the Lakeshore Canadiens.
March 12, 2018
DORCHESTER – If the Dorchester Dolphins want to three-peat as champions, they will have to win three consecutive games first. That is the challenge trailing the Lambeth Lancers, three games to one, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division final, following a 5-2 game four loss, at the Flight Exec Centre.
March 9, 2018
LAMBETH, ON. - The Dorchester Dolphins have kept it a series. Five different marksmen scored, as the Dolphins defeated the Lambeth Lancers, 5-2, in game three of the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division final, cutting Lambeth's lead in the series, to two games to one. Brent House, Aidan Reid, Lucas Wilson, Ryan Poley and Dylan Buckholz scored for Dorchester. Nolan Blewett drew two assists, while House and Wilson, also had single helpers. Wilson is the Yeck's top playoff scorer with 23 points, on 11 goals and 12 assists. Blewett sits second, with 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points.
"We played well. All four lines were going," Dolphins' head coach Tim Flynn said. "We played with an edge. Finished checks and fore-checked them hard. We went to the net, created traffic and got some goals from rebounds."
Jonah Goodman and Andrew Chambers, replied for the Lancers, who lose on home ice for just the fourth time this season. It was role reversal from game two, in terms of the score and shots on net. Dorchester out shot Lambeth in game two, but lost 5-2. Tonight, the Lancers led the shot clock, 41-34, but Dolphins' goalie Riley Brown made 39 saves. Lambeth goalie Brock MacDonald suffers his first loss, regular season and playoffs combined, after a 26-0 run, including game one of the Yeck final. The Dolphins have the opportunity to turn the series around in about 24 hours. Game four is Monday, 8 p.m. in Dorchester.
March 9, 2018
DORCHESTER – The Dorchester Dolphins' head coach Tim Flynn is looking to his team to seize the opportunity. That includes coming to play for the entire 60 minute game. The Dolphins trail the Lambeth Lancers two games to none, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division final, after a Lancers' 5-2 win, at the Flight Exec Centre.
March 7, 2018
LAMBETH, ON. – The Lambeth Lancers made the first strike. Jonah Goodman' second goal of the game, coming on the power play 4:29 into the third period, held as the game winner, as the Lancers edged the Dorchester Dolphins, 3-2, in game one the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division final, at Lambeth arena. Dorchester's Nolan Blewett had tied the game, just two minutes earlier, also with the man advantage. Colin Osler opener the scoring for the Dolphins, 2:36 into the opening period. Lambeth took a 2-1 lead by period's end, with Anthony Scattalon and Goodman scoring. A quiet game with just seven minor penalties in the game.
It is the third time in six years, Lambeth and Dorchester have met in the Yeck final. Lambeth won a seven game thriller in 2013, while the Dolphins avenged the series loss winning the title in 2014.
The Dolphins are two-time reigning Yeck Division champions and have eliminated the Lancers the past three seasons. Lambeth finished first in the regular season, while the Dolphins were third.
March 1, 2018
DORCHESTER – An opportunity to three-peat is on the table. The Dorchester Dolphins, the reigning two-time Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division champions, will be going for a third consecutive title, following a four game sweep of the Exeter Hawks, in the semi-finals. Dorchester, making its sixth consecutive appearance in the final, will face the Lambeth Lancers.
Defenceman James Newland led the way with a hat trick and goalie Ryan Murray stopped all 27 shots, as the Dolphins blanked the Hawks, 4-0, in the clinching game.
February 26, 2018
EXETER, ON. – Only one team in the Yeck Division has played in the final for each of the past five seasons. The Dorchester Dolphins, only in their sixth season of existence, are one game away from making a sixth consecutive appearance. Thanks to a 4-2 win Sunday, the Dolphins lead the Exeter Hawks, three games to none, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck semifinal.
February 24, 2018
DORCHESTER – Dylan Buckholz scored twice and assisted on a goal by Nick Whitworth, while Lucas Wilson had the game winner, as the Dorchester Dolphins defeated the Exeter Hawks, 4-2, taking a 2-0 lead in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division semifinal. Tied at two after 40 minutes, Wilson scored early third period, with Buckholz adding a empty netter in the last minute of the game. James Newland and Brent House, each picked up two assists. Jon Baker, while shorthanded and Ian VandenHeuvel, on the power play, scored for Exeter.
February 23, 2018
EXETER, ON. – A playoff monster thus far in the post season, Lucas Wilson scores twice and sets up both Nolan Blewett goals, including a shorthanded empty netter, carrying the Dorchester Dolphins over the Exeter Hawks, 5-3, in the opening game of their Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division semifinal. Dylan Buckholz also tallies for the Dolphins, while both Turner Balasin and Ryan Root, pick up 2 assists. Liam Melady with two goals and Alex Bishop, scored for the Hawks, who were two for seven on the power play. Wilson has seven goals and eight assists in six playoff games.
February 16, 2018
DORCHESTER - Tim Pieper’s first game as team captain will be a memorable one. In a wild offensive shootout, the Dorchester Dolphins managed to finally tame the growl of the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, with a 9-5 win, clinching the Provincial Junior Hockey League series in five games, in front of crowd of 400 spectators, at the Flight Exec Centre. Ryan Root, Ryan Poley and Turner Balasin, each scored twice, with Dylan Buckholz, Andrew Bugeja and Dylan Van Dusen, having singles. Brent House and defenceman Nick Whitworth, both picked up three assists. Dorchester joins Lambeth waiting for second round opponents.
February 14, 2018
MT BRYDGES, ON. - Lucas Wilson continues to lead the Dorchester Dolphins. The veteran forward scored twice in a 5-2 game four win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, his fifth and sixth goals of the series the 'Phins now lead 3-1. Ryan Poley broke a 2-2 tie, three minutes into the third period, before Aidan Reid and Wilson, added insurance. Ryan Root gave the Dolphins a 1-0 lead, before Ryan Hopkins tied it up. Wilson made it 2-1, but Patrick Keogh replied for the Bulldogs. Wilson has six goals and four assists in the series. Game five is at Dorchester on Friday.
February 11, 2018
DORCHESTER - The stranglehold was on the table for the Dorchester Dolphins. The Mt Brydges Bulldogs however, jumped up and devoured it like an old bone, preventing the Dolphins from taking a commanding three games to none lead, in the best of seven Provincial Junior Hockey League series. Ryan Hopkins completed his hat trick, two minutes into overtime, giving the Bulldogs a 5-4 win and cutting the Dolphins’ series lead in half, now at two games to one.
February 10, 2018
MT. BRYDGES, ON. - Dorchester Dolphins' head coach Tim Flynn wanted to see secondary scoring from his team entering the Provincial Junior Hockey League playoffs. His team came through in a 5-2 win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, with five different goal scorers. Nick Whitworth, Dylan Van Dusen, Nolan Blewett, Adam Priamo and Ryan Poley scored for the Dolphins. No points from the team's top line of Dylan Buckholz, Ryan Root and Brent House. Tanner Lafrance and Ryan Hopkins, scored for the Bulldogs, who were shut out on eight power play opportunities.
Dorchester takes a two games to none lead in the best of seven series.
February 9, 2018
DORCHESTER - Nolan Blewett and Dylan Buckholz both score twice, to lead the Dorchester Dolphins to a 7-2 win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, in game one of their best of seven Provincial Junior Hockey League first round series. Lucas Wilson, in his first game in over six weeks, due to a 10 game suspension, has a goal and three assists. Turner Balasin and James Newland also score for the 'Phins. Jake Watkins and Caleb Schyvenaars, replied for the Bulldogs, who had the game knotted at two after one period. Buckholz gave the Dolphins their first lead of the game, at 3-2, 19 seconds into the second frame. Wilson scored on the power play eight minutes later.
February 8, 2018
DORCHESTER - Tim Flynn will have an unusual view for the Provincial Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Dorchester Dolphins' head coach will look down his bench and see 18 regular players, healthy and ready for action. Dorchester meets the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs in the opening round, with game one, in Dorchester, 7:30 pm. Friday.
February 3, 2018
DORCHESTER - The Dorchester Dolphins have lost three consecutive games for first time in over three years, after falling to the Thamesford Trojans, 5-4, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League. Tonight's loss, the Dolphins' final regular season game, follows defeats at Exeter on Friday and to Lambeth, on January 27th.
It is Dorchester's longest losing streak since dropping three in a row, in late 2014.
Dylan Buckholz, with his Yeck Division leading 37th goal, Nolan Blewett, Christian Huff, Dylan Van Dusen scored for the 'Phins. Chris Dimmers scored twice for Thamesford, while Tristan Walsh, Kurtis White and Cody Clerc, had singles.
Dorchester (27-11-0-2) will face Mt Brydges (15-21-0-3), in the first round of the PJHL playoffs, while Thamesford (20-20-0-0) takes on North Middlesex (24-13-0-2).
February 2, 2018
EXETER, ON. - The Dorchester Dolphins will finish third in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. Liam Melady scored twice in the second period, as the Exeter Hawks edged the Dolphins 2-1, to clinch second place. The visiting 'Phins did out shoot the Hawks, 52-27, but only Dylan Buckholz with his Yeck leading 36th goal, could beat Hawks' goalie Dane Gubbels. The Dolphins needed a win, to tie the Hawks in the standings, and make deciding second place come down to each team's final regular season game. The two teams will now complete the schedule on Saturday, with the results having no impact on the standings.
January 27, 2018
DORCHESTER - An old rival prevented the Dorchester Dolphins from finishing first for a third consecutive season. The Lambeth Lancers eliminated the Dolphins from first place contention for this season in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, with a 4-3 overtime win, at the Flight Exec Centre. Ray Robbins scored his second goal of the game, just 44 seconds into OT.
January 24, 2018
DORCHESTER - Dylan Buckholz showed why he was selected to the Yeck Division all-star team. The Dorchester Dolphins' centreman had three goals and three assists, in a 7-1 win over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. Defenceman James Newland joins Buckholtz on the all-star team.
January 19, 2018
DORCHESTER - If the Dorchester Dolphins were a car, they would be the one held together by duct tape, Bondo body filler and wire hangers. Due to the rash of injuries costing over 100 man games, the Provincial Junior Hockey League team has endured a season playing with a shortened bench or with several midget call-ups in the line-up, while attempting to finish first in the Yeck Division for a third consecutive season.
January 10, 2018
DORCHESTER - As fireworks erupted celebrating the start of 2018, the Dorchester Dolphins could also toast to their first place standing as a new year started. It was a remarkable achievement considering the Dolphins have lost over 100 man games to injuries this season, along with a number of players forced to watch from the sidelines due to suspensions.
December 2, 2017
DORCHESTER - Dylan Buckholtz, Ryan Root and Lucas Wilson, combined for 12 points, carrying the Dorchester Dolphins to a 8-4 win, over the Thamesford Trojans. Root had two goals and two assists, while Buckholtz and Wilson, each had a goal and three assists. The Dolphins leap-frog the idle Lambeth Lancers, to land back in top spot of the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, with a 19-6-0-1 record. David Henshaw, Zach Robertson, James Newland and Turner Balasin, also scored for Dorchester.
November 27, 2017
DORCHESTER - Led by the best power play in the division, the Dorchester Dolphins are back in first place. Defenceman James Newland scored twice with the man advantage, the difference as the Dolphins edged the Lambeth Lancers, 2-1, at the Flight Exec Centre, in a game between the top two teams, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. The win leap-frogs the Dolphins over the Lancers to first place. The Dolphins’ top ranked power play, operating at an incredible 30.9 per cent, was advantageous again a day later, producing two goals, in a 5-4 win, at Port Stanley.
November 13, 2017
AYLMER, ON. - Opponents are learning the hard way, not to take penalties against the Dorchester Dolphins. As the top ranked power play, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, the Dolphins are cashing in over 31 per cent and that is a major reason for their 16-0-4-1 record.
September 23, 2017
AYLMER, ON. - The streak has been shot down. The Aylmer Spitfires became the first team in 45 regular season games, to defeat the Dorchester Dolphins, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division, with 6-4 win. Dorchester had not lost since their final regular season game for the 2015/16 season. The Dolphins went 39-0-1 last season and started this season off with three wins. Tied at one, the Spitfires exploded for four goals in the second period for a 5-1 lead. The Dolphins fought back in the third period, with three goals, but Spits’ Connor Darville’s goal with under four minutes remaining secured a win. Brayden Smith, Jake Morin, Tyler Hinde, James Collins and Dustin Dunlop, built the Spitfire lead after 40 minutes. Morin also had two assists. Dylan Buckholtz, with two goals, Carter Forget and Ryan Root, replied for the Dolphins. Brent House picked up three assists. Dorchester out-shot Aylmer, 36-30, including 13-4, in the third period.
September 22, 2017
DORCHESTER - Three goals in the late stages of the third period carried the Dorchester Dolphins, over the Lucan Irish, 7-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action, at the FlightExec Centre.
The Dolphins led 4-0, just four minutes in to the second period, with Ryan Root, Ryan Poley, Lucas Wilson and Brent House tallying. But the Irish fought back to even terms, by the five minute mark of the third. However, the Dolphins, who now haven't lost in 44 consecutive regular season games, scored three times in 4:38, as Dylan Buckholtz, with the game winner, Wilson and Dylan Van Dusen, buried pucks. Dolphins' defenceman Colin Osler, picked up three assists.
September 16, 2017
PORT STANLEY, ON. - Ryan Root's goal following a penalty kill proved to the be game winner, as the Dorchester Dolphins edged the Port Stanley Sailors, 5-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Yeck Division action here tonight. Root's goal mid way through the third period put the Dolphins up 5-3. Austin Muscutt pulled the Sailors to within one again with 43 seconds remaining in the game. Braedon Dorion scored twice for the Dolphins, who now are 2-0 on the season. Mike Tuffin and Brent House, completed the Dolphins goal scoring. Derek Smith, also with three assists, Brayden Latimer and Dawson Cook, scored for the Sailors, now at 1-1.
September 15, 2017
DORCHESTER - The Yeck
Division champions have continued from where they left off last season. The Dorchester Dolphins went undefeated during the 2016/17 regular season (39-0-1), in the Provincial Junior Hockey League, winning several games by lop-sided scores.
That trend has carried into the new season, at least for the Dolphins’ home opener, with a 9-0 silencing of the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, at the Flight Exec Centre. Lucas Wilson, Dylan Buckholtz and James Newland, each scored twice, while Nick Whitworth, Mike Tuffin and Brent House, had singles.
Braedon Dorion, on a line with Buckholtz and House, drew four assists. Goalie Riley Brown made 27 saves, for his fifth career PJHL regular season shutout (11th including playoffs).
September 13, 2017
DORCHESTER - Fans of the Dorchester Dolphins will need a line-up card, when the 2017/18 Provincial Junior Hockey League season hits the ice. The Yeck Division champions undergone several changes, including a new coaching staff. Several well known players are gone, including the Dolphins' two top scorers from last season, Derek Todosichuk and Jay Ritchie, along with captain Tyler Blue, the Dolphins' longest serving player.