Caps shut out by Elora
It was the best effort of the season, but it still wasn’t enough.
The Walkerton Capitals put forth their best effort of the season Friday night, but have nothing to show for it. The Caps were shut out 4-0 at home by the Elora Rocks, and remaining winless after six regular season WOAA Senior AA contests.
Brock Zinken scored once in each period for Elora, while Fraser Young rounded out the scoring. Zinken broke a scoreless draw with 1:10 left in the first period, then added a power play goal in the second completed the scoring with a shorthanded goal late in the third. Young’s second period tally was also a power play marker.
Walkerton goaltender Jason Hamilton kept his teammates in this game at times, but it was big Kyle Ruhl who picked up the shutout for Elora.
More than 100 minutes in penalties were handed out in this game. Despite having only 13 skaters, Walkerton played by far its most physical game of the season. Nathan Perrott even dropped the gloves for his first career WOAA fight. But that third period fight was about all the Caps won.
It should make for an interesting match-up Saturday night. These teams will meet again this weekend, in Elora. Walkerton won’t play at home again until Saturday, Nov. 5 when the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks come to town for a 6:30 p.m. start.