Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – February 24, 2018February 24, 2018 10:47pm
Michael Long scored two assists as the Lakeshore Canadiens beat the Flags 3-1 in Mooretown Saturday night.
The Canadiens take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stobbs Division semifinal playoff series.
The first period was scoreless, and the Canadiens’ Colin Sartor served the only penalty, for tripping. The Flags outshot Lakeshore 14-10 in the opening frame.
Brandon Ireland gave Lakeshore the first goal at 5:02 in the second period, followed by one from Matt Fraser. Mooretown cut the Canadiens’ lead in half before the second intermission when Ryan Lyle scored on the power play.
Steven Sartor scored the insurance goal in the third period.
Erik Morneau took the win in net for Lakeshore with 36 saves. Jake Wilkins had 38 saves in goal for Mooretown.
Game 3 is Tuesday night at the Atlas Tube Centre.
Levi Tetrault had three points as the Leamington Flyers beat the Kings 4-3 in Komoka.
The Flyers complete the regular season in second place in the GOJHL Western Conference with 70 points, after the London Nationals clinched the division. They will face these same Kings in the first round of the junior-B playoffs. The Kings end the season with the seventh seed and 31 points.
The Flyers got on the board first at 11:12 of the opening period. Blake Johnson was the responsible party. The Kings tied it up almost four minutes later on a power play goal by Isaac McLean.
Leamington added two goals in the second period. Cody Schneider gave the Flyers the lead on the power play and Andrew Thoms added a short-handed score.
Tetrault extended the lead for Leamington on the power play at 1:35 in the third period. Komoka scored two later in the frame but they were unable to force overtime. Those goals came from Andrew Kim and McLean.
Connor Meyerink had 21 stops in net for the Flyers. Reagan Gies took the loss for the Kings and picked up 20 saves.
Both teams now await the first round of the playoffs.
Kory Silverio opened and closed the scoring for the LaSalle Vipers in their 6-3 win over the Lincolns in St. Marys.
LaSalle closes out its regular season in third place with 66 points. They will play the sixth-seeded Chatham Maroons in the first playoff round.
The Vipers jumped out early with five goals in the first stanza. Kory Silverio scored the first at 2:11 of the period. Goalie Dershahn Stewart got into the act at 8:16 to double the LaSalle lead, and Abdul Abouzeeni made the score 3-0 with a goal just 36 seconds later. Brett Vorshuk and Bradley Vincent scored the other Vipers goals in the frame.
St. Marys goalie Jacob Hutchings was pulled after the first period and replaced by Kevin Linker.
St. Marys finally got on the board with the second period’s lone goal, from the stick of Michael Andrews with 3:02 remaining.
Andrews scored again 40 seconds into the third period and Austin Maietta brought the Lincolns in a goal closer later in the frame on a short-handed goal. Silverio sealed it with a power-play empty-netter with 22 seconds left in regulation.
Stewart picked up 29 stops in goal for LaSalle. Hutchings and Linker combined for 41 saves for St. Marys.
The Lincolns need a win at St. Thomas Sunday to force a tie for eighth place with the Strathroy Rockets.