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Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – November 26, 2017

Mitchell Webb scored the go-ahead goal on the power play as the London Nationals beat the Vipers 2-1 in LaSalle Sunday afternoon.

The Nationals now have sole possession of first place in the GOJHL Western Conference with 37 points. LaSalle is in fifth place with 28 points.

The first period of the contest was scoreless with just one penalty called, against the Vipers’ Jack Bowler for hooking.

Manny Silverio put the Vipers on the board first at 10:12 of the second period. Max Vinogradov responded with a power play goal for the Nationals, tying the game at one goal each at the second intermission.

Webb’s game winner was scored shortly after the halfway point of the third period.

David Ovsjannikov stopped all but one of the 24 shots he faced in goal for the Nationals. Dershahn Stewart had 28 saves for LaSalle.

London hosts the Sarnia Legionnaires Wednesday night while the Vipers welcome the Komoka Kings.

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Zack Yott and Josh Talerico each scored twice as the Amherstburg Integrity Admirals dominated the Wallaceburg Lakers 8-1 at the Libro Centre.

The Admirals are in fourth place in the PJHL Stobbs Division with 27 points. The Lakers are last with four points.

Yott’s first goal came late in the first period. Talerico scored his first goal at 6:18 of the second period to make it 2-0 Addys. Tyler McLean then put Wallaceburg within one with an unassisted goal. After that it was all Amherstburg as they scored five unanswered goals. Bryce McGregor, Yott and Austin Jennings scored in order on the power play. Travis Campbell and Ryan Holzel rounded out the goals in the middle period.

Talerico’s second goal of the game was the only one of the third period. Campbell and Cory Burns each led Amherstburg with three points.

Ben Larder stopped all but one of 26 shots fired at him in the Admirals goal. Chris Mitre came in for his Addys debut and stopped one shot in the final 5:25 of regulation. Patrick Timpany had 30 saves for the Lakers.

Amherstburg travels to Wheatley Monday night while Wallaceburg hosts Essex Wednesday.

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Zach VanEyk scored twice for the Petrolia Flyers in their 5-2 win over the Wheatley Omstead Sharks at Greenwood Recreation Centre.

The Flyers sit in fifth place in the Stobbs Division standings with 25 points. The Sharks have 18 points and are in eighth place.

VanEyk scored his first goal on the power play with just 25 seconds gone in the first period. Wheatley scored two straight goals almost tow minutes apart in the second period to briefly give the Sharks the lead. Jake Pickersgill scored short-handed at 6:06, followed by Justin Pinsonneault at even-strength. The Flyers responded with two goals of their own before the second intermission. Eric Campbell found the net at 12:38 and VanEyk’s second goal of the game turned out to be the game-winner.

Petrolia added two goals in the third period, off the sticks of Hunter Bryce and Kole Keating.

Jakob Knowles took the win in goal for Petrolia with 35 saves out of 37 attempts. Dylan Zelko stopped 30 shots for Wheatley.

The Flyers host the Lakeshore Canadiens Thursday night.