The Goderich Flyers recovered from a shaky start, and exploded with six goals in the second period to defeat the Hanover Barons 9-5 in Western Junior C hockey.
Goderich goaltender Nathan Watson had a rough start to the game at P-and-H Centre on Friday, when the Barons' Denver Hill scored his first of two goals just 18 seconds after the opening face-off.
Flyers' captain Brandon Priestap squared the score at 1-1 at 2:43 of the first, from Jordan Pepper and Drew McKee on the power play.
Goderich and Hanover traded goals before the end of the opening frame which ended in a 2-2 tie, with Noah Kuno scoring on the man-advantage for the Flyers with an assist from Luke Fraser and Justin Graham scoring for the Barons.
With the Flyers trailing 3-2 early in the second period Goderich scored six goals in less than eight minutes, including markers from Kuno and Trent Michie 38 seconds apart while Goderich was short-handed, and even-strength goals by Francis and Brad MacIntyre seven seconds apart late in the period.
Fraser and Kyle Langlois also scored for Goderich in the middle frame.
Michie completed the Flyers' scoring with 5:20 remaining in the third period.
Graham scored twice for the Barons, with Noah Johnson accounting for one.
Watson made 38 saves in the win.
The victory lifts the Flyers into sixth place, with two wins and seven losses.
Hanover remains in fifth place on a percentage basis, because the Barons have a 2-and-6 record.
The Flyers host Mount Forest at MRC tonight at 7:30pm, while Hanover travels to Mitchell for its next game tomorrow night.
In other Western Junior C play last night, Gerrit Satosek scored the game-winner in the third period as Kincardine defeated Walkerton 5-3 to move the Bulldogs into a first-place tie with the Hawks.
Greg Hansford's goal mid-way through the second period secured the victory in a 4-1 Wingham win over last-place Mitchell.