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GOJHL Showcase Wrap-Up – September 10, 2017

It was an eventful GOJHL Showcase for London-Middlesex junior B teams.

The event at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford ended Sunday, kicking off the 2017-18 GOJHL regular season.

Brandon Glover scored two third period goals as the London Nationals beat the Elmira Sugar Kings 5-2.

The defending Sutherland Cup champion Sugar Kings scored first on a Bailey Molella goal just 34 seconds into the game.  Josh Coyle tied the game up for London a little past the halfway mark of the second period.

Glover scored his first goal of the game on the power play 18 seconds into the third period. Elmira tied the score again but the Nationals scored three more unanswered goals afterwards.

Jukka Schotter stopped 25 out of 27 Elmira shots between the pipes for the win. The Nationals head to LaSalle Wednesday night to face the Vipers.

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Clayton Lewis scored twice as the St. Marys Lincolns and Guelph Hurricanes skated to a 4-4 tie.

The Lincolns scored first on a power-play goal by Nick Jung at 2:37 in the first period. Guelph scored twice in the second period and held a 2-1 lead after the middle frame. The Hurricanes’ Anthony Mota extended the lead to 3-1 to start the third, but the Lincolns put up three straight within a minute and 20, including Lewis’ two goals. Connor LePage scored his second of the game for Guelph to tie it up, and two overtime periods failed to yield a winner.

Evan Morrison faced 34 shots in goal for St. Marys, stopping 30 of them.

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The St. Thomas Stars bounced back from their poor Saturday showing to double up the Thorold Blackhawks 4-2.

The Stars did all their scoring early with four consecutive goals. Peter Fleming got it started late in the first period and Kevin Hu added one just over two minutes later. Curtis Ferriera and Jake Desando added goals for St. Thomas in the second period. Brendan Charlton got Thorold on the board late in the middle stanza, while the Blackhawks’ Austin Jensen scored the only goal of the third period.

Hu also had two assists for the Stars. Kodie Oude Vashaar was the winner in goal with 18 saves on 20 tries. St. Thomas welcomes Strathroy for their home opener on Friday.

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Joel Mazzilli mustered the only scoring for the Komoka Kings in their 9-2 loss to the Brampton Bombers.

Mazzilli’s goals came in the second period of the game, the first at 11:41 of the frame, the other on the power play about three-and-a-half minutes later.

Ivan Brewer collected a hat trick for the Bombers and chipped in two assists. Brampton took a 6-0 lead before Mazzilli scored his first goal.

Avery Hartwick allowed all nine goals before being pulled from the Komoka goal. Reagan Gies took over and stopped all seven shots he faced.