Two goals in 56 seconds early in the first period set the tone of the game, as the Mount Forest Patriots defeated the Goderich Flyers 7-3 in Western Junior C hockey.
Chace Duckworth got the Flyers on the board at 13:31 of the opening period, to cut the Patriots' lead to 3-1 at MRC Saturday.
Jesse McIntyre and Drew McKee set up Trent Michie in the second to keep Goderich in the game up to that point, trailing 4-2.
Noah Kuno rounded out the Flyers' scoring from McIntyre at 15:08 of the final frame.
Doug Costanzo scored twice for the Patriots with singles from Devin Williams, Brian Coyne, Ian Bridgwater, Doug Ardis and Brady Becker.
Flyers' head coach David Errington says his club got off to a slow start but played well in the second and third periods.
He attributes some of the team's misfortune to bad luck around their own net, and not thinking when they have the puck.
Rookie Dalton Carey made his first junior start for the Flyers, stopping 27 Mount Forest shots.
The Patriots are in fourth place with 15 points, one up on Hanover and idle Mitchell.
The Flyers and Patriots face off in Mount Forest in the next game for both clubs on Friday.
The two other Western Junior C games Saturday ended in shutouts.
Kyle Sephton made 26 saves for Walkerton as the Hawks blanked Wingham 3-0, and Kincardine netminder Jacob Hutchings stopped 28 shots in the Bulldogs' 3-0 victory over Hanover.