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Alvinston blows out Wallaceburg, 8-1

Brooke Alvinston Inwood CC    Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The Alvinston Flyers were firing on all cylinders against the Wallaceburg Lakers, and when the final buzzer sounded Flyers emerged with an 8-1 win.

Alvinston was led by goalie Brett Avery, who finished with 32 saves while allowing one goal. Avery certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 3.43 entering the contest.

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 10:51 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.

The Flyers racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with eight minors and two majors for 26 minutes in penalty time. Alvinston had been averaging 16.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Flyers forced Wallaceburg's goaltenders to work between the pipes, racking up 36 shots and forcing 28 saves. Scotty Gray made 25 stops and Joel Sowinski made three. Alvinston bested its season scoring average. The Flyers average 3.6 goals per game.

Alvinston was helped by Josh Moore, who finished with two goals. Moore scored the first of his two goals at 1:53 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Alvinston. Hunter Bryce assisted on the tally. Moore's next tally made the score 5-1 Alvinston with 3:26 left in the second period. The Flyers earned a power play opportunity when Josh Berkvens was put in the box for hooking. Jordan Hayes picked up the assist. Alvinston also got points from Joe Archer, who also had one goal and one assist, Karsten Berg, who also registered one goal and four assists to lead the team in points, Hayes, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Kole Keating, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Alvinston also had goals scored by Clint Rose and Carter Campbell, who each put in one. More assists for Alvinston came via Eric Marsh, who had one and Zach VanEyk, who had three.

The Lakers were often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and two majors for 40 minutes in penalty time. Wallaceburg surpassed its season average of 21.0 penalty minutes per game. The Lakers' offense rang up 33 shots on Alvinston's net.

Wallaceburg was led by Brendan Ritchie, who scored the team's only goal. Ritchie scored on the power play 7:45 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Alvinston. The Lakers had taken the advantage when the Flyers' Cole Harris got sent off for kneeing.

Alvinston registered three goals on nine power play opportunities. Team's Rose, Kirklin Dorman, and Blake Hayes were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Wallaceburg registered one goal on four power play opportunities. For the Lakers, Evan Weidenbach and Jordan Eagan were ejected from the contest.