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Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – December 2, 2017

Dershahn Stewart had 31 saves as the LaSalle Vipers beat the Rockets 2-1 in Strathroy Saturday night.

The Vipers sit in a tie for third place in the GOJHL Western Conference standings with 34 points. Strathroy has 16 points and is tied for eighth place.

Tyler Russell scored first for LaSalle on the power play in the first period. Kory Silverio extended that lead to 2-0 in the second period on a successful penalty shot. Michael Wood scored with six seconds left in the second period for Strathroy to cut the Vipers’ lead in two.

The third period was perfect with no scoring and no penalties on either side.

Zack Weir took the loss in net for the Rockets, stopping 28 shots out of 30.

The Rockets travel to Chatham Sunday night for a game against the Maroons while the Vipers head to Sarnia Thursday.

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Brent Blais scored 30 seconds into overtime as the Mooretown Flags beat the Amherstburg Integrity Admirals 3-2 at home.

The Flags have 28 points in the PJHL Stobbs Division and are in fifth place. The Admirals are right in front with 30 points to sit in a third-place tie.

Joe Ferrara scored on the power play to put the Flags up first in the opening period. Caleb Paquette tied the game for the Addys in the second period on an unassisted goal.

Mooretown took the lead in the third period when Landon Wilson scored with 23 seconds gone in the frame, but Cory Burns tied things up for Amherstburg to force overtime.

Jake Wilkins had 29 saves for the Flags and got the win in goal. Ben Larder also had 29 saves in the loss for the Admirals.

Both teams are in action Sunday. Mooretown is in Blenheim while the Addys host Wheatley.

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Three different London Nationals scored twice in their 8-1 win over the Kings in Komoka.

London is now first in the Western Conference standings with 41 points. The Kings are tied for eighth place with 16 points.

Brandon Glover scored his first goal to open the London scoring at 7:18 in the first period. Jordan Di Cicco made it 2-0 Nationals by the end of the opening stanza.

James Turner scored at 24 ticks into the second period for a 3-0 London lead, then Glover scored his second goal of the evening later in the frame.

The Kings put up their only goal of the night at 1:15 into the third period, off the stick of Kurt Watson. Curtis Brookshaw responded for London at 3:37, then Turner scored his second goal just ten seconds later for a 6-1 Nationals lead. Brookshaw scored again later, followed by a goal from Mitchell Webb.

David Ovsjannikov was the winner in net for London, stopping all but one of the 14 shots he faced. Reagan Gies had 29 saves for the Kings.

Brookshaw and Brenden Trottier each had four points for the Nationals, who host St. Marys Wednesday night. Komoka hosts London again next Saturday night.