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Jr. Hockey Wrap-Up – December 3, 2017

Dylan Muzzatti scored two goals in the Amherstburg Integrity Admirals’ 5-2 win over the Wheatley Omstead Sharks Sunday night at the Libro Centre.

The Addys have 32 points and are in third place in the PJHL Stobbs division. Wheatley is in eighth place with 17 points.

The offence started slowly in the contest, until 16:12 in the first period when the Addy’s Cory Burns lit the lamp.¬† Amherstburg added two goals in the second period. Travis Campbell doubled the Admirals’ lead at 8:33 and Caleb Paquette squeaked a goal in before the second intermission.

The Sharks avoided the shutout at 1:13 in the third period on a goal by Dawson Iles.¬†Muzzatti then scored back-to-back within almost five minutes to extend the Addys’ lead to 5-1. Cole Butler had a goal later in the final frame for Wheatley.

Ben Larder was the winner in goal for Amherstburg, with 31 saves. Dylan Zelko stopped 32 shots in the net for the Sharks.

The Sharks host Blenheim Monday night. Amherstburg is in Petrolia Thursday night.

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The Mooretown Flags scored early and hung on to beat the Blenheim Blades 3-2 at Blenheim Memorial Arena.

Mooretown moved into a fourth place tie with Dresden in the Stobbs Division with 30 points. The Blades have 19 points and are in seventh place.

The first period was marked not by scoring, but by a game misconduct earned by the Blades’ Bryce Broad for goalie interference.

The Flags scored twice in the second period. Landon Wilson got it started at 7:48, then Kyle Smith added to the Mooretown lead over two and a half minutes later.

Mooretown extended their lead to 3-0 shortly after the start of the third period on a power play goal from Daniel Wellington. The Blades got back in the game with back-to-back goals from Nick Delyzer, cutting the Flags’ lead to 3-2, but they were unable to tie the game before the end of regulation.

Nolan Hakr got the victory between the pipes for Mooretown, with 28 saves. Eric Stewardson had 23 saves for Blenheim in the loss.

Mooretown is back in action Saturday when they host the Essex 73s.

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Kevin Hu scored two power-play goals as the St. Thomas Stars beat the St. Marys Lincolns 6-2 at home.

The Stars have 36 points and are tied with the Leamington Flyers for second place. The Lincolns are in last place in the Western Conference with 15 points.

St. Thomas scored its first two goals in the first period. Eric Langridge got the first goal at 4:04 then Lucas Mastroianni followed 30 seconds later.

The Stars then put four more pucks in the net in the second stanza. Peter Fleming made the score 3-0 with a goal at just 35 seconds into the middle frame, and Jake Desando scored short-handed at just over eight minutes in. Hu then scored his consecutive man-advantage goals to give St. Thomas a 6-0 lead. St. Marys finally got on the board 34 seconds before the second intermission with a goal from Daniel Cloutier.

Cloutier scored again in the third period for the Lincolns for that frame’s only goal.

Anthony Hurtubise knocked away 33 of the 35 shots he faced in goal for the Stars. Tristan Lewis had 30 saves out of 36 shots for the Lincolns.

The Lincolns play the Nationals in London Wednesday night, and the Stars host the Sarnia Legionnaires Friday.