Goderich Fly­ers Up­date

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The Goderich Orr In­surance Fly­ers got back on the win­ning flight path at the Mait­land Recre­ation Cen­tre last Fri­day night with an im­pres­sive 7-5 win over the sec­ond place Kin­car­dine Bull­dogs in Provin­cial Ju­nior Hockey League play. The Fly­ers put to­gether a sixty minute ef­fort and man­aged to get pucks to the net in record­ing their third vic­tory in the PJHL Pol­lock Di­vi­sion.

In the first pe­riod the Bull­dogs grabbed an early lead when Ethan Long scored in the fourth minute of play, but the Fly­ers came back with two goals in the span of 19 sec­onds to take the lead. Both goals came from the Fly­ers get­ting pucks from the wall to good scor­ing lo­ca­tions in front of the Bull­dog’s net. Matt Bean got the first one on a pass from Noah Nurse, and Cody Tre­ble scored the other on a whole line ef­fort with Ri­ley Con­ners and Chad Tre­ble as­sist­ing. Early in the sec­ond pe­riod, Cody Tre­ble gave the Fly­ers a two goal lead when he dis­lodged the puck from a Kin­car­dine de­fender with a heavy hit deep in the Bull­dog’s end, took the puck to the slot and un­leashed a hard shot into the top cor­ner of the net be­hind Bull­dog goalie Ja­cob Adams. Brett Bur­rows got one back, scor­ing for the ’Dogs, but then Trent Michie’s short handed goal re­stored the Goderich two goal lead Ethan Long cut that to one, scor­ing for the ’Dogs be­fore the end of the pe­riod.

In the third pe­riod, Jer­rid Fos­sold tied the score at four, but goals by Trent Michie and Noah Nurse put the Flyer back up by two. Michie added an empty net goal to the Fly­ers’ to­tal at the 19:34 mark but Ethan Long com­pleted his hat­trick night, scor­ing for Kin­car­dine with ten sec­onds left in the game to make the fi­nal score 7-5.

The rest of the week­end didn’t go quite as well for the Fly­ers. Satur­day, in Mount For­est, the Fly­ers were outscored, 6-2, by the third place Pa­tri­ots. Flyer rep­re­sen­ta­tive Doug Cruick­shank de­scribed the con­test as “a good clean, hard-hit­ting game” in which the Flyer coach­ing staff felt their team matched the Pa­tri­ots stride for stride but couldn’t match the Mount For­est goal pro­duc­tion and found them­selves kept to the out­side by the Pa­triot de­fence. The Fly­ers put good pres­sure on the Pa­tri­ots on their power-play, but couldn’t get their ex­tra man loose.

The Pa­tri­ots led 3-1 af­ter one on goals by Dy­lan Brown, Jack Bir­kett and Parker Miller, with Chad Tre­ble re­ply­ing for the Fly­ers, as­sisted by Cody Tre­ble and Ri­ley Con­ners.

Derek Wil­liams scored the only goal of the sec­ond pe­riod to put the Pa­tri­ots up 4-1. In the third, Troy We­ber and Chet Philips upped the Pa­triot lead to 6-1 be­fore the Fly­ers’ Eric Van­der Eyk scored the sec­ond Flyer goal on a power-play with 10 sec­onds left in the game.

The Fly­ers lost their other week­end game, 6-3, to the Schomberg Cougers of the Carruthers’ Di­vi­sion of the PJHL, in an in­ter­lock­ing game, Sun­day af­ter­noon at the MRC. The teams were tied 2-2 af­ter the first pe­riod. The Cougers’ Owen Heile­mann’s two power-play goals were matched by goals from Mitch Fisher and Trent Michie of the Fly­ers.

In the sec­ond, the vis­i­tors outscored the Fly­ers, 3-1, to take a 5-3 lead. Thomas Foulds, Josh Mor­ri­son and Lu­cas Brockie were the Schomberg scor­ers while Ri­ley Con­ners replied for the Fly­ers.

Alexan­der Cordeiro’s third pe­riod power-play goal for the Cougers was the only other goal of the game. Next week­end, the Fly­ers have a pair of away games, play­ing Fri­day in Wing­ham, and mak­ing a re­turn visit to Schomberg on Satur­day. The next home game for the Fly­ers is Fri­day, Novem­ber 23, against the Mitchell Hawks, with a 7:55 puck-drop at the MRC.

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