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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Flyers Eliminated in Game Five

Wingham | by Peter Jackson  

Kody Langlois and Eric Vander Eyk scored in the 6-2 Goderich loss in Wingham

As hard as the Goderich Flyers fought to extend their Provincial Junior Hockey League Pollock Division first-round playoff series, the Wingham Ironmen were just as determined to end it.

Wingham accomplished their mission Friday with a 6-2 victory in Game Five at the Wescast Complex, to win the best-of-seven series four games to one.

The Flyers got on the scoreboard first, as Chase Meurs set up Kody Langlois at 6:32 of the first period.

The Goderich lead stood for 1:28, when Shane Vollmer lifted Wingham into a tie with the first of five goals in a row for the Ironmen.

The Flyers' Eric Vander Eyk netted a power play marker half-way through the third period, to cut the Ironmen lead to 5-2.

Jamie Huber led Wingham with two goals while Josiah Kraayenbrink, Rhys Vollmer and Matt Tolton also added singles.

The Flyers outshot the Ironmen 27 to 26.

Goderich was looking to get back into the series, after rallying with four unanswered third period goals to defeat the Ironmen 6-4 in Wingham earlier this week.

Wingham's opposition in the second round has yet to be determined.

In Mitchell Friday, Grant Stevens' goal early in the first overtime period gave Kincardine a 2-1 victory, to eliminate the Hawks in six games.

The Bulldogs' opposition in Round Two is also to be determined.

Game Six of the Walkerton-Hanover series was postponed due to adverse weather and driving conditions in the Walkerton area.

The Hawks lead the best-of-seven set three games to two, and look to close out the series on home-ice.

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