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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Flyers' Third Period Rally Falls Short

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

A slow start cost Goderich in a 6-4 loss to Wingham in PJHL action Friday

The Goderich Flyers staged a comeback attempt in the third period including two goals in 11 seconds, but fell 6-4 to Wingham in Provincial Junior Hockey League play.

Flyers' head coach Chris Corbett says his club got off to a slow start, allowing a goal at 1:31 if the opening period at the Maitland Rec Centre Friday.

Chase Meurs and Matt Bean set up Cody Treble on the power play a little over a minute into the second period, to narrow the Ironmen lead to 2-1.

The Flyers' rally started at 1:48 of the final period, when Mitch Fisher took a feed from Skylar Rutledge 41 seconds after Wingham scored to go ahead 5-1.

Trent Michie scored for Goderich at 7:39 with Noah Kuno assisting, followed by Chad Treble's marker from Zack Hammel and Chase Meurs at 7:51.

The Flyers were denied a chance to tie the game later in the third period when they had Wingham goaltender Jamie Brock at their mercy, but the puck bounced around in mid-air above the crease and stayed out.

Four Ironmen goals including Kyle Langlois' third period game-winner were scored on the power play.

Corbett was clearly displeased with several of his players' lack of discipline, which led to lack of focus on the game.

The loss leaves Goderich in seventh place in the PJHL Pollock Division with a 4-17-0-and-2 record, one point behind idle Hanover.

Wingham now has sole possession of fourth place with 28 points, two ahead of Mitchell who did not play Friday.

The Flyers host a matinee game against Hanover at MRC, Sunday at 2:25pm while the Ironmen visit Mitchell for a 7:10pm game Saturday.

The only other PJHL Pollock Division game Friday saw Brett Burrows score the game-winner early in the third period at the Davidson Centre, where Kincardine upended first-place Walkerton 5-1.

In the PJHL Yeck Division Friday, the Exeter Hawks doubled Mount Brydges 6-3 -- the game-winning goal was scored by Evan Hayter at 6:45 of the second period at the South Huron Rec Centre.


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