Two quick Penetang goals in the second period and another two in rapid succession in the third proved to be the difference, as the Kings defeated the Goderich Flyers 7-4 in Provincial Junior Hockey League inter-division play Saturday.
The Flyers started a three-game road swing with their longest trip of the season to the Georgian Bay-area community, one day after a heartbreaking 6-5 overtime loss to the Kincardine Bulldogs at the Maitland Rec Centre Friday.
After a scoreless first period, Matt Bean's goal from Noah Kuno and Skylar Rutledge broke the ice 4:26 into the second, which was followed by two Penetang goals in 16 seconds a short time later.
Defenceman Morgan Benneweis scored unassisted to even up accounts and Chase Meurs' unassisted power play marker put the Flyers ahead 3-2 with 6:45 left in the middle period, which ended in a 3-3 tie.
Penetang struck early in the final period with two goals in 55 seconds, pacing a five-goal run that started with 2:09 left in the second.
The outcome was all but decided when Goderich's Braeden Duncan took a set-up from Matt Bean for the game's final goal, with 2:20 left in the third period.
The loss drops the sixth-place Flyers to 3-7-0-1 in the PJHL Pollock Division with seven points -- two points ahead of Hanover and five behind Kincardine, both of whom were idle Saturday.
Goderich travels to Mitchell for their next game, Wednesday at 8:30pm.
The only other game involving a PJHL Pollock Division team saw Klayton Hoelscher lead Mount Forest with three goals and David Lobsinger make 23 saves, as the Patriots shut out the Orillia Terriers 11-0 in an inter-division match-up.
Penetang and Orillia play in the PJHL's Carruthers division -- the Flyers defeated the Caledon Golden Hawks of the Carruthers Division 4-3 at MRC on September 23rd.