January 12, 2019
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
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
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
PORT STANLEY - Austin Muscutt scored twice included a shorthanded goal, lifting the Port Stanley Sailors over the Mt. Brydges Bulldogs, 3-1, in Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) action.
Dawson Maton also bulged the twine, while Tyler Foslett picked up two assists. Matt Poulin had the Bulldogs' goal. The two teams combined for 101 shots, with the Bulldogs have the edge with 52 fired at Sailors' goalie Ryan Langford. Port Stanley leap frogs Mt. Brydges into eighth place, in the PJHL Yeck Division, the final playoff position.
December 2, 2018
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.
February 16, 2018
EXETER, ON. - The Exeter Hawks scored twice on the power play, aiding the cause in a 4-1 win, over the Port Stanley Sailors, giving them a three games to two lead, in their Provincial Junior Hockey League series. Exeter held a 2-1 lead after one period, but a pair of goals with the man advantage in the third period secured a win. Meanwhile, the Sailors came up empty on eight of their own power plays. Eric Scherer scored for Port. Five games into series, the home team has not lost.
February 15, 2018
EXETER, ON. - It's now a best of three, after the Exeter Hawks tied the PJHL Yeck Division series at two games each, with a 3-2 win, over the Port Stanley Sailors. Eric Scherer and Tyler Foslett scored for the Sailors, who led 2-0, before the Hawks potted three in a row. Liam Melady, Evan Hayter, and Alex Bishop, with the game winner, buried pucks for the Hawks. Game five is here Friday.
February 13, 2018
PORT STANLEY, ON. – Austin Muscutt scores 6:08 into overtime, as the Port Stanley Sailors defeat the Exeter Hawks, 3-2, for a 2-1 lead in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division series. Exeter led 1-0 and 2-1, but Mack Tufford, while short-handed and Brayden Latimer tied the game for Port. Dawson Cook and Brady Allen, each drew two assists.
The Hawks finished second in the regular season, while the Sailors were seventh.
February 10, 2018
PORT STANLEY, ON. – Tyler Kippax's power play goal mid third period stood to be the game winner, as the Port Stanley Sailors upended the Exeter Hawks, 5-3, in game 1 of their PJHL Yeck Divison series. Shane Kocsis-Cochrane, Austin Muscutt, Dawson Cook and Tyler Foslett, into an empty net, also scored for Port. Game one was originally scheduled in Exeter on Friday, but postponed due to weather.
January 27, 2018
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
September 24, 2017
THAMESFORD, ON. – During a steady march to the penalty box, there was a hockey game the Port Stanley Sailors won, 4-1, over the Thamesford Trojans, in the Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division. The Sailors led 3-0, on goal by Nick Knechtel, Derek Smith and Ethan Parent, before the penalty minutes begun to pile up. Brayden Latimer added a power play goal in the last minute of the third period. Thamesford's Kurtis White broke the shutout bid 17 seconds in to the final frame. The teams combined for 78 minutes of penalties, each with 13 power plays.
September 15, 2017
EXETER, ON. – Kyle Hopper scored twice, to lead the Port Stanley Sailors, over the Exeter Hawks, 4-2, in both teams’ opening game, to the Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL) season.
Hopper tied the game at one, midway through the second period and added an unassisted empty net goal, in the dying seconds of the game. Austin Muscutt and Tyler Foslett, with a shorthanded marker, also scored for Port. Dawson Cook picked up two assists. Jon Baker had both Hawks’ goals.