In Senior WOAA League action on the weekend the Petrolia Squires played two games that both games were decided in shoot outs.
On Friday the Petrolia Squires hosted the Milverton 4Wheel Drivers and lost in shoot out with a final score of 6 - 5.
After the first period the Squires were down 2 - 1 with Nathan Regier and Mike Terrian scoring for Milverton. Tyler Haddon scored the lone goal for Petrolia. In the second Milverton pulled ahead to take a 3 - 1 lead on a power play with Mike Terrian scoring his second goal of the game. The Squires answered back scoring 3 goals to take the 4 - 3 lead. Scott McPhail,
Rob Vanwyseberghe and Greg Bailey (PP) scored for the Squires.
In the third Milverton came back and scored back to back goals to tie things and regain the lead. The first goal on a powerplay by Matt Thomson second an unassisted goal by Mark Pfohl. With 1:27 remaining Tom Scott tied the game and sent the game into overtime. Overtime didn't solve the game and it was in shoot out the Milverton 4WheelDrives took the win.
On Saturday the Squires travelled to Tillsonburg to take on the Thunder. Tillsonburg scored the only goal in the first period to take the 1 - 0 lead. Cory Campbell-Smith scored for the Thunder. In the second Campbell-Smith scored his second goal of the night. Petrolia got on board at 4:06 with Scott McPhail scoring and Tyler Haddon tied the game :06 seconds later to head into the third with the score even 2 - 2.
Third period saw Tillsonburg regain the lead at 18:33 by Kyle Handsaeme. The Thunder held on to the lead until 4:17 when Jesse Drydak scored and regulation time ended with both sides even with 3 each. Overtime saw no scoring and Petrolia took the win in overtime with Drydak scoring the game winning goal.
Chris Houle took a well deserved win in net making a total of 54 saves in the game. Mike Slaats took the loss turning away just 22 shots.
Both sides went scoreless in power play opportunities. Tillsonburg had three opportunities, Petrolia had two.
The Squires are in first place in the standings race with 4 - 0 - 1 for a total of 9 points.
Petrolia is back in action on Friday Oct 24 when they host the Goderich Pirates at 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Recreation Centre in Petrolia.