Jr. Hockey Wrap Up – January 13, 2018January 13, 2018 10:08pm
The Amherstburg Integrity Admirals held off a late challenge by the Mooretown Flags and won 4-3 in Mooretown Saturday night.
Amherstburg moves into a third-place tie with the Dresden Kings in the PJHL Stobbs Division with 46 points. The Flags are just behind in fifth place with 44 points.
Caleb Paquette picked up three points in the first period alone for the Addys. Cory Burns started things off with a goal just 53 seconds into the opening stanza. Josh Talerico doubled the Amherstburg lead later in the period before Paquette scored himself for a 3-0 Admirals lead.
There was no scoring in the second period, but the Flags fought back with three straight goals in the third. Ryan Lyle’s power play goal got Mooretown on the board at 1:10 in the period. Josh Vale and Nolan Riley also scored with the extra-man advantage later in the frame to tie the game at 3-3. Ryan Holzel scored the winning goal for the Addys at 16:35.
Ben Larder faced 49 shots in goal for Amherstburg, stopping 46 of them. Jake Wilkins picked up 27 saves for Mooretown.
The Admirals host Petrolia Sunday night while Mooretown travels to Blenheim.
Joel Mazzilli scored a hat trick to help the Komoka Kings take a 6-5 overtime win at home over the Sarnia Legionnaires.
The Kings now have 24 points in the GOJHL Western Conference and are in seventh place. Sarnia is in fourth place with 45 points.
The Legionnaires opened the scoring with a Josh Barraclough goal at 5:01 of the opening period. Isaac McLean tied the game up for Komoka less than two minutes. Nolan DeGurse’s first goal of the night put Sarnia back in the lead 2-1 after the first 20 minutes of play.
DeGurse struck again at 4:04 in the second period to extend the Legionnaires’ lead to 3-1. McLean pulled the Kings back within one before the end of the period with his second goal of the game, on the power play.
Alec DeKoning’s power play goal at 6:18 in the third period put Sarnia up 4-2, though Mazzilli single-handedly tied the time for Komoka with two back-to-back scores. DeKoning scored his second goal of the game at 15:08 and the Legionnaires regained the lead, but Mazzilli completed his hat trick by tying the game again and forcing it into overtime.
Wes Dobbin scored the winner at 21 seconds into the extra period.
Reagan Gies stopped 46 shots in goal for Komoka. Will Barber had 30 saves in the loss for Sarnia.
The Kings travel to Chatham Sunday night to face the Maroons. The Legionnaires host a rematch with Komoka on Thursday.
A big second period catapulted the London Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Strathroy Rockets at West Middlesex Memorial Arena.
London is in control of the GOJHL Western with 60 points. Strathroy is in eighth place with 17 points.
The Rockets got on the board first late in the first period with a goal by Adrian Franklin.
The Nationals dominated the centre stanza with three unanswered goals. Riley MacRae tied the game on the power play at 11:54 of the middle frame, then Jack Webb gave London the lead less than two minutes later. Jordan Di Cicco provided insurance for the Nationals before the second intermission.
Strathroy trimmed the London lead to two goals in the third period with Cameron Rombouts scoring on the power play, but London got that goal back when Kyle Dawson scored an empty-netter with four seconds left in regulation.
Zachary Springer stopped 33 shots between the pipes for the Nationals. Vince Michelizzi also had 33 saves before being pulled in the last minute of the game.