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Jr. hockey wrap-up – November 3, 2018

Max Ewart and Carson Perry scored three points each as the Strathroy Rockets beat the Leamington Flyers 6-5 Saturday night at West Middlesex Memorial Arena.

The last-place Rockets reached double digits in points in the GOJHL Western Conference with ten points after the win. Leamington is in third place with 19 points.

The Flyers opened the scoring at just 61 seconds into the game, with a goal from Maddux Rychel. Zachary Berriault evened the score later in the frame for a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes of action.

The offence exploded for both sides in the second period. Leamington put up two goals back to back, from Michael Andrews and Adam Jeffery. The Rockets then pulled within one when Ryan Warner scored unassisted. The Flyers extended their lead to 4-2 on a score by Johnny Ulicny. Then Strathroy tied the game before intermission with back-to-back goals of their own, from Max Ewart and T.J. Harris.

Strathroy picked up a 5-4 lead 19 seconds into the third period with a goal from Daniel Aspro. Rory DiNiro tied the game again for Leamington later in the stanza, but Michael Wood scored the game-winner for the Rockets.

Joshua Diamond got the win in goal for Strathroy with 38 saves. Ryan Polidori had 30 stops for Leamington.

The Rockets take on the Maroons in Chatham Sunday night. The Flyers host LaSalle on Thursday night.

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Brock Perry scored twice as the Mooretown Flags beat the visiting Amherstburg Integrity Admirals 4-3.

The Flags have 21 points in the PJHL Stobbs Division and are in fourth place. The Admirals are right behind in fifth place with 20.

Mooretown came out of the gate with a power play goal to start things off, from Cameron Rannie, at 2:27 of the opening frame. The Addys, however, scored back to back to take a 2-1 first intermission lead. Max Clifford tied the game at 4:30, then Josh Jacobs` lamplighter a few minutes later was the go-ahead goal.

Dean Deluca extended Amherstburg`s lead with the only goal of the second period.

The Flags fought back in the third with two unanswered goals. Perry scored his first of the night at 12:30 while Rannie scored his second, a short-handed goal to force the overtime period. Perry scored the game-winner at 3:28 of the overtime.

Adam Mino and Jake Wilkins combined for 31 saves in net for the Flags. Ben Larder had 28 stops in the loss.

Mooretown starts a three-game stretch over four days Sunday night when they visit Blenheim. The Addys next visit Dresden on Friday.

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Isaac McLean scored twice as the Sarnia Legionnaires beat the Kings 4-2 in Komoka.

Sarnia is in fifth place in the Western Conference with 17 points. The Kings are right behind with 14 points.

There was no scoring in the first period, and the Kings outshot the Legionnaires 10-9. Sarnia had three power-play chances to Komoka`s one.

The Legionnaires finally broke the scoreless tie at 12:02 of the middle segment on a Logan Gardner goal. Both teams had eight shots on goal in the period.

Sarnia doubled their lead with 46 ticks gone in the third with McLean`s first goal of the evening, but the Kings came back with two goals of their own, from Jacob Rochford on the power play, then from Joel Mazzilli. McLean put the Legionnaires in the lead for good on McLean`s second goal, then Jon Sanderson scored into an empty-net for insurance.

Nolan DeKoning had 23 saves for the Legionnaires in goal. Owen Say took the loss for Komoka, stopping 25.

Both teams hit the road Wednesday night. Sarnia visits LaSalle while Komoka is in London.