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Petrolia Squires take win over Clinton at home Friday

January 14, 2012

The Petrolia Squires hosted the Clinton Radars Friday night in WOAA Senior AA hockey and sent them home with a losing score of 6 - 3.

Petrolia's Jeremiah Goodacre scored the only goal in the first period to give the Squires the lead.  Mitch Zavitz and Jason McPhail assisted on the opening goal. 

In the second Clinton would tie things up on a power play just :33 seconds into the period.  Petrolia answered back with Tanner Tomlinson scoring from Chase Clark and Breydan Belan.  In this see saw race Clinton tied things up only to have Petrolia score a third goal to take the 3 - 2 lead heading into the third period.  Final goal in the second period was scored by Tomlinson from Mike Gardner and Belan.

In the third Petrolia pulled ahead 4 - 2  just over the 2 minute mark of the period with Chase Clark scoring with Belan and Tomlinson assisting.  Clark would widen the lead later in the period on a power play assisted by Tomlinson (4th point of the night) and Chris McPhail. 

Action continued and Clinton scored a power play goal with just over 5 minutes remaining and continue to fight back despite trailing by 2.  In the final minuters Clinton pulled their goalie but Scott McPhail scored assisted by netminder Chris Houle into the empty with :17 seconds remaining.

Chris Houle earned the win in net for Petrolia making a total of 32 saves. 

The Squires are back in action on Saturday in Komoka.  Next home game is on Friday Jan 27 at 8:00 pm vs Milverton.





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