Maroons win in overtime
Ex-Stars forward Kyle Fisher returned to St. Thomas to haunt his former team Friday.
Fisher scored 24 seconds into the second overtime as the Chatham Maroons beat the Stars 3-2 before 304 fans at the Joe Thornton Community Centre.
Fisher finished with two goals as the Maroons extended their winning streak to six games. That’s the longest active streak in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Thomas Michaud also scored for the Maroons (11-2-0-2), who are in second place in the Western Conference.
Maroons goalie Adam Harris made 28 saves. Anthony Hurtubise of the Stars made 30.
Fisher and Michaud scored goals 2:33 apart early in the second period for a 2-0 lead.
Russell Oldham scored the Stars’ first goal on a power play late in the frame.
Darren Beattie forced overtime by scoring with 11 seconds left in the third period and Hurtubise on the bench for an extra skater. Operation Cover-Up
The Maroons and the ChathamKent Salvation Army ask fans to donate gently used winter coats at Sunday’s game for the annual Operation Cover-Up coat drive.
“Especially for the children and men’s plus sizes,” Salvation Army captain Karen Holland said in a statement. “Those seem to be the ones that we don’t get as many of.”
Fans making a donation can enter a draw for a Calgary Flames cap autographed by T.J. Brodie and get a chance to play Beat the Goalie.
The Maroons will play the St. Marys Lincolns at 7 p.m. at Chatham Memorial Arena. VandenBoorn scores two
Nolan VandenBoorn scored twice for the Dresden Kings in a 6-2 loss to the Amherstburg Admirals on Friday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
The Admirals scored five unanswered goals – two in the second period and three in the third – for a comeback win before 245 fans at Lambton-Kent Memorial Arena in Dresden.
Kings goalie Brett Brochu made 29 saves. Ben Larder of the Admirals made 39.
VandenBoorn’s second goal put the Kings ahead 2-1 at 7:55 of the second period.
Cory Burns had a hat trick for the Admirals. Broden Meloche, Cole Welsh and Andrew Clark also scored.
The Kings (13-3-0-1) are second in the Stobbs Division with 27 points, four behind the Essex 73’s (14-2-0-3).
The 73’s beat the Lakeshore Canadiens 4-1 on Friday. Canadiens goalie Nolan Hakr of Chatham made 17 saves.