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January 15, 2020

Lacey strikes twice as Spitfires fire back to win

AYLMER, ON. - Connor Lacey pots two goals as the Aylmer Spitfires rally from a 2-0 deficit to dump the Port Stanley Sailors, 4-2, in the PJHL Yeck Division Josh Vanbesien and Richie Albert gave Port a lead four minutes in to the game. Dillon Ward, with the game winner and Dylan Vandersleen also score for the Spitfires.


October 25, 2019

Spits defeat former coach again

DORCHESTER - Thus far in to the season the Aylmer Spitfires have got the better of their former head coach. The Spitfires beat the Dorchester Dolphins for a second time in the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, with a 4-3 win, on a late goal by Luke Regier. Aylmer also won at Dorchester, 5-4, on October 4th.

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October 12, 2019

George hat trick carries Spitfires over Irish

AYLMER, ON. - Channin George netted a hat trick, to carry the Aylmer Spitfires over the Lucan Irish, 5-3, in Provincial Junior Hockey action. Noah Seguin and Tommy Zufelt, into an empty net, also scored for the Spits, now owners of a 5-4-0-0 record in the Yeck Division. Shane Koscis and Matt Bond drew two assists each. Lucan held leads of 2-0 and 3-1.


October 5, 2019

Spitfires win third in a row downing Thamesford

AYLMER, ON. - Brayden Smith netted his fourth goal in four games, leading the Aylmer Spitfires to a third consecutive win, downing the Thamesford Trojans, 3-1, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action. Luke Regier, with the game winner and Erik Scherer, a shorty into an empty net, also scored for the Spits, now owners of a 4-3-0-0 record. Dillon Hunter gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Spitfires' goalie Blake Zehr made 29 saves. Erik Scherer, on four goals and four assists and Connor Lacey, three goals and five assists, lead Aylmer with eight points each.



October 4, 2019

Smith's winner lifts Spitfires over Dolphins

DORCHESTER - Brayden Smith and Tommy Zufelt scored 1:11 apart mid third period, as the Aylmer Spitfires edged the Dorchester Dolphins, 5-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey Yeck Division action.
The Spitfires led 2-0 early before the Dolphins scored four consecutive goals, three coming with the man advantage. Aylmer made it 4-3 with a power play goal of their own, coming with 12 seconds left in the second period. Pete Vanderwyst, Connor Lacey and Myles Carlson, also scored for the Spitfires, now at .500, with a 3-3-0-0 record.
Austin Bisschop, with two goals, Brody Smith and Ryan Root replied for the Dolphins. Dylan Buckholz had three assists. At 1-2-0-0, it's a rare occurrence for the Dolphins to have a losing record.
The game had 67 minutes in penalties, but none in the third period. The Dolphins were three for nine, on the power play, while the Spitfires went one for seven.
Aylmer's Tanner Rickwood has been suspended for one game, related to a gross misconduct penalty in the second period.


February 6, 2019

Hawks open PJHL series taking game one from Spitfires

AYLMER, ON. - Jake Weston scored the winner and added insurance on a late third period power play, as the Exeter Hawks defeated the Aylmer Spitfires, 5-2, in game one of the Provinicial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division first round series. Exeter led 2-1 after 20 minutes and 3-2 following two periods.
Pete Vanderwyst and Erik Scherer scored for Aylmer. Evan Hayter, Nolan Koetsier and the Yeck's rookie of the year, Carter McLlain, completed the Hawks' scoring.
Exeter out shot Aylmer, 54-25, making it a busy night for Spitfires' goalie Blake Zehr. The series heads to Exeter for games two and three.



February 5, 2019

Youthful Spitfires face veteran laden Exeter Hawks

AYLMER - The Aylmer Spitfires will be looking to ride their youthful spirit this post season. As the Provincial Junior Hockey League team enters the Yeck Division playoffs, the best of seven game series will feature a young roster up against a veteran laden team. Following a sixth place finish with a 15-24-0-1 record, the Spitfires take on the second place Exeter Hawks in the first round, starting Wednesday in Aylmer.

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January 18, 2019

Three late goals lead North Middlesex over Aylmer

PARKHILL, ON. - Three consecutive goals over the final seven minutes carried the North Middlesx Stars pass the Aylmer Spitfires, 7-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey League action. Connor Richer, Dylan Vandersleen, Channin George and Shane Kocsis-Cochrane scored the Spits, who remain tied in sixth place with Lucan Bond.


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.


January 6, 2019

Regnier's late goal salvages win for Spitfire

LUCAN, ON. - Luke Regier's goal with three seconds left in the third period, lifted the Aylmer Spitfires over Lucan Irish, 5-4, in Provincial Junior Hockey League Yeck Division action. Aylmer led 4-2 after two periods before Lucan rallied to tie. Erik Scherer, Matt Bond, Dylan Vandersleen and Peter Vanderwyst also score for the Spits, now in a tie with Lucan for sixth place.


January 5, 2019

Spits edge Stars to move two points within Lucan

AYLMER, ON. - Shane Kocsis-Cochrane and Erik Scherer scored, as the Aylmer Spitfires edged North Middlesex, 2-1, in Provincal Junior Hockey League Yeck Divisoin action. Scherer has six goals and four assists in 10 Spitfire games. The Spits move to within two points of sixth place Lucan, winning three of their past four games. Aylmer (12-19-0-1) is a .500 team over their past 10 games.



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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