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Merchants win Two of Three on Weekend.
By Colin Percy for the Norwich Gazette
It has not been the ideal start for the Norwich Merchants in the early part of the season with the squad only amassing three points in the first six games of the year. They had an opportunity to change that with three games in three nights this weekend.
The Wellesley Apple Jacks paid a visit to the Nor-
The Merchants looked to make it 2 straight wins on Saturday night when they travelled to Delhi to take on the winless Travellers. Things started well for Norwich as Jankovic roofed home a wrist shot for his first of the season 9:14 into the game. Brandon Velda wired home a shot of his own 25 seconds later and buried his second of the game 1:19 into the middle frame to give Norwich a 3-
The team looked to make it a perfect 3 for 3 on the weekend when they returned home to take on the second place Tavistock Braves on Sunday afternoon. Things did not start well for Norwich as the Braves buried two first period goals while the Merchants were unresponsive. A fluky Tavistock goal opened the goal scoring three minutes into the second period that saw a Merchants clearance bounce off their own player and into the back of their own net. John Foreman slipped home his first of the season 3:35 later, but the Braves restored their 3 goal lead 1:40 later. Tavistock would add one more before the second period buzzer and clinch the victory with one more goal in the third as Norwich fell 6-
Norwich will look to climb the standings with another 3 games in 3 nights weekend. On Friday they host the Burford Bulldogs at 8pm in a game that will see the 1978/79 through 1987/88 alumni honoured. There will also be a Karaoke event following the game. On Saturday Norwich head to Woodstock for Round 2 of the Battle of 59 against the Woodstock Navy Vets. Puck drop is set for 745pm. Norwich will close out the weekend on Sunday night when they visit Burford at 8:30pm.
The Merchants have a number of events upcoming as they continue their 50th season celebrations. On Friday oct 27th, the team hosts the Ayr Centennials at 8pm. Following the game Cody James Wood performs in the blueline club. On Friday Nov 3rd, the team honours the 1988/89-
Merchants Lose to Braves & Mounties
By Colin Percy for the Norwich Gazette
The Norwich Merchants closed out September with a whimper after dropping games to Tavistock and Paris over the weekend.
On Friday, the Merchants played host to the Tavistock Braves in front of 50 plus alumni who attended the game and were honoured during the first intermission. Things started well for Norwich as Brandon Velda and Ryan Dayman scored 9 seconds apart. Penalty trouble prove costly for Norwich in the second period as the Braves scored back-
Norwich looked to rebound on the road Saturday night when they visited the Paris Mounties. The home team scored 4:09 into the game, but Mason Cooper rifled home an equalizer 50 seconds later. Paris restored the lead early in the second, but again Norwich answered quickly thanks to Simon Storoschuk. Unfortunately for Norwich, the wheels quickly fell off. The Mounties buried 4 more 2nd period goals, including two while on the powerplay and didn't stop the assault in the third finding the back of the net twice more to clinch the 8-
Norwich will look to bounce back with a quiet weekend on tap. Norwich's lone game will see them host Paris at 8pm on Friday night.
Tickets are now available for the Merchants Fall Fish Fry. The event features an all you can eat perch & pickerel dinner with all the fixings, followed by a dance with DJ Brian Grosvold. There will also be a live and silent auction at the event. Tickets are only $30/person and are available from all Merchant executive members or by calling or texting 519-