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Petrolia Squires hold on to a 1 point lead to take win
pat brethauer
January 6, 2012

 Petrolia, On; The Petrolia Squires hosted the Thedford Dirty Dogs in WOAA Senior Men's Hockey League action Friday night.  Squires came out on top with a final score of 5 - 4 as time ran out for the Dirty Dogs.


Petrolia opened the scoring in the first period with two back to back power play goals the first at 2:40 and the second at 10:46.  Scott Hull from Mitch Zavitz and Chris McPhail scored the first and Chase Clark from Chris McPhail and Greg Bailey netting the second.

Thedford came back and scored a pair of goals late in the game with Daniel Care and Justin Lightfoot followed less than a minute later to tie things up heading into the second.


In the second the two sides each shared a goal the first by Petrolia again on the power play with Ryan Chapman scoring from Jeremiah Goodacre and Chris McPhail.  With 1:15 remaining Thedford tied the period with Daniel Care scoring his second of the night.


Third period action saw Petrolia take a two goal lead with James Edgar scoring the first goal from Scott Hull and Scott McPhail.  Chase Clark scored his second of the night and what turned out to be the winning goal assisted by Rob Vanwynsberghe.  Thedford continue to press and manage to score with :59 seconds remaining but time ran out giving the Squires their first win in the new year.

Brad Holborough earned the win in net for the Squires with a total of 37 saves.  Dave Ridell took the loss with 32 saves.


The Squires are in 5th spot in the South division and after 20 games they are 10-10.


The team is back in action next Friday Jan 13 when they host the Clinton Radars at 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Recreation Centre in Petrolia.

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