By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
Cuero is a town known for football, Turkeyfest and southern hospitality. The Friday night lights of Gobbler football are simply a tradition. Hockey, on the other hand, is a word you may never hear in this town, but that may be changing with one of Cuero’s own showing his prowess in the net.
Joe Sheppard IV, son of Joe L. Sheppard and Faye Sheppard, recently returned from a stint of amateur hockey in Canada, and his playing days are not nearly over.
“I was there for two years in Canada and played in Nato, Ontario then I got traded to Amherst, Novia Scotia then I got traded to Iroquois Falls, Ontario,” Sheppard said.
The six-foot, four-inch goalie showed his ability between the pipes for the Eskis of Iroquois Falls, making 46 saves on 48 shots in his final game.