Vincent nets hat trick as tour guides defeat Rangers

Chris Quigley
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AJ’s player Brian Park, right and McHugh’s RiverDogz’ Gordo Scott compete for the ball near the boards during action Thursday at the Kinsmen Arena II.
— Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

Grant Vincent scored three times, including the game-winner, Thursday night at the Kinsmen Arena II as Marble Zip Tours downed the Molson Luxury Limo Rangers by a 6-3 count.

Matt Roach, Greg Sharpe and Ryan Penney supplied the rest of the offence for the victors.

Dwayne Evoy, Shawn Neary and Joey Bennett fired back on the other side.

Scotty Walsh recorded the goaltending victory over Adam Hicks.

It was Evoy who opened the scoring, unassisted, at the 14:22 mark of the first half, before Neary made it a 2-0 game 23 seconds later, with Evoy drawing the helper.

Vincent got the tour guides on the board at 12:51 of the period, from Daniel Smith, to cut the lead in half.

Before the end of the first, however, the Rangers went back up by two courtesy of Bennett’s goal at 6:08. Neary and Evoy drew the assists.

That was the last hurrah for the Rangers, though, as the tour guides owned the second half.

Roach made it a 3-2 game at 12:04, from Scott Wayson and Penney, and then they got the equalizer at 8:11, when Sharpe struck from Jordan Kennedy.

Tied at threes, the last few minutes were a disaster for the Rangers, as Vincent scored again with 2:44 remaining to push his team ahead. Wayson assisted on the goal.

Penney and Vincent added insurance markers in the final few seconds to ice the victory.

The following are summaries of other league games on Thursday night:

Gros Morne 5, Tin Man 3

Brandon Hynes picked up a pair of goals for the Gros Morne club, while Kerry Shears, Tyler Snow and Chris Decker did the rest in the victory.

Kyle Murrin, Shane Wheeler and Mark Brothers produced the offence for the losing side.

Rob Roberts outdueled Peter Parsons in goal.

McHugh’s RiverDogz 4, AJ’s 2

Andrew Burden, Robbie Greene, Leslie Pennell and Russell Hardy all lit the lamp for the RiverDogz in the win over AJ’s.

Greg Park and Chad Wilton replied in the losing cause.

Ricky Lushman came out on top of the goaltending matchup over Dave King.

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