Flyers Take Game 3

The Leamington Flyers host the Chatham Maroons in Game 3 of their GOJHL West Final on March 30, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

A wild Game 3 in Leamington with the Flyers coming out on top over the Chatham Maroons 5-4 in the GOJHL West Final.

Maroons coach Mark Davis was furious with the referees after the game, pointing to a five minute cross-checking major and game misconduct given to his defencemen John Bowen at the end of the second period.

“[Mitchell] Amante had his stick up going for his face so you know what? Because Johnny [Bowen] is 6’3″ and Amante is 5’4″ so, we take the brunt of this,” says Davis. “That’s the worst officiating I’ve ever seen. Vermast can’t referee and neither can that other guy. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the worst I’ve ever seen.”

“I wasn’t really looking,” says Dylan Seguin, the Flyers captain who notched two goals and an assist in the game. “I guess he cross-checked him a little up high and the refs called it a five [minute major penalty]. I don’t know if it should’ve been a five or not, but that’s what they called and that’s hockey for ya.”

The Flyers started strong with a 3-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game but, the Maroons controlled much of the play after that with Maroons forward Adam Arsenault netting a hat trick and adding an assist. The game winner was scored by Kyle Quick on the powerplay in the third period.

A record crowd of 1,625 fans saw the Flyers win and take a 2-1 lead in the series before heading to Chatham on Tuesday for a 7pm puck drop.