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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Flyers' Scoring Drought Continues

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Riley Connors scores the lone Goderich goal in 6-1 loss to Walkerton in PJHL action

Goderich Flyers' head coach Chris Corbett says his team needs to get back to the basics, after a 6-1 loss to Walkerton in Provincial Junior Hockey League action.

The game at the Maitland Rec Centre Saturday marked the first time the Flyers had played at home since a 4-2 loss to Hanover on December 3rd.

Defencemen Braeden Duncan and Mac Smith set up forward Riley Connors for the only Goderich goal of the night at 5:28 of the first period.

Connors' marker reduced the Walkerton lead to 2-1, after Adel Zivojevic scored twice in just over a minute very early in the game.

Zivojevic completed a hat trick with a power play goal in the second period.

The loss keeps the Flyers tied for sixth-place with idle Hanover in the PJHL Pollock Division on five wins, 22 losses, three overtime losses and a game in hand through 30 games.

Corbett says on many plays, the Flyers are no longer working to be first to the puck and it's helping to cost them hockey games.

He says the team will address the fundamentals in their next practice session this week, as they prepare for a trip to Wingham Friday and a home game against Hanover at MRC at 7:30pm Saturday.

One other Pollock Division game Saturday saw Derek Elliott score the overtime winner, as Mitchell upended the first-place Patriots 5-4 in Mount Forest.


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