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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Flyers Drop Back-To-Back PJHL Games

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Newly-signed goaltender Logan Vermunt made a total of 91 saves in losses to Mount Forest and Hanover

The Goderich Flyers are working to become competitive in the Provincial Junior Hockey League's Pollock Division, but have yet to see much reward for their work.

The Flyers dropped both ends of a back-to-back home-ice weekend, with a 6-1 loss to the Mount Forest Patriots on Sunday afternoon and a 5-3 loss to the Hanover Barons on Saturday night.

At the Maitland Rec Centre Sunday, Goderich was outshot 55 to 16 by the Patriots.

Forward Nick Mandeno reduced the Mount Forest lead to 2-1 with his first goal of the season for the Flyers, with assists from Chad Treble and Cody Treble with 1:48 left in the second period.

The Patriots stormed back with four unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of play; the Mount Forest scoring was evenly spread across the roster, with six different players accounting for a goal each.

On Saturday night, Flyers' captain Trent Michie netted a natural hat trick against Hanover, with a goal in each period.

Defenceman Kyle Langlois and forward Matt Bean each had two assists; Michie's first marker was a lone effort resulting from a neutral zone takeaway.

The weekend marked the debut of recently-signed Goderich goaltender Logan Vermunt, who made a total of 91 saves through the two games.

The results left Goderich in seventh place, with four points on two wins and 16 losses -- one point behind the Walkerton Hawks, who were scheduled to play Wingham on Sunday night.

After a week to recharge and practice, the Flyers next play at home against Walkerton Saturday at 7:30pm at MRC.

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