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Petrolia Squires Suffered Two Weekend Losses

monday november 4, 2013

The Petrolia Squires suffered two losses over the weekend in WOAA Senior AA Hockey League play.

In the first game on Friday night at home the Milverton 4WheelDrives came to Petrolia and went home with a 7 - 4 win.

The Squires scored the first goal in the first and held on for almost ten minutes until Milverton scored three consecutive goals in less than three minutes. 

In the second it was a back and forth affair with Petrolia scoring the first goal then Milverton added a goal and halfway in the period the Squires scored their second.  The period ended with Milverton leading by one goal with a score of 4 - 3.

In the third period Milverton widened their lead scoring two goals before Petrolia added a single.  With 5:22 remaining in the game Milverton scored the final goal and held on to take the 7 - 4 win.

Mitch Zavitz, Tyler Cicchini, Norm Leger and Jesse Draydak each scored singles for Petrolia.  Mark Pfohl led the 4WheelDrives with 3 goals and singles by Brent Freeman, Andrew Whalen, Mike Terrian and Nathan Regier.

Petrolia outshot Milverton 48 - 41.  Netminder Tyler Huston earned the win making a total of 44 saves.  Brandon Campbell took the loss made 34 saves.

Petrolia was scoreless on the power play going zero for five.  Milverton scored two on five opportunities.

On Saturday the Squires traveled to Monkton to take on the Wildcats and were defeated in shootout with a final score of 6 - 5.

The Squires had a 5 - 3 lead heading into the third period and the Wildcats battled back and scored two goals in the third to tie the game and sending the game into overtime shootout where Monkton scored a single goal for the win.

Justin Smith scored two goals for the Squires with singles by Norm Leger, Chris Wilson and Dan Veenema.

Mitch Facey scored the game winner for the Wilcats.  Dan Raycraft scored two goals and Shayne McClure, Nick Seiler and Brett Binning each scored goals in regulation.

Monkton outshot the Squires 49 - 34 and Petrolia netminder Chris Houle took the loss with 49 saves.  Jason Hamilton and Kyle Brodhagen shared the netminding duties for Moncton with a combine total of 34 saves.

Petrolia went two for five on power play opportunities, Monkton went one for five.

The Squires are sitting in 6th spot in the standings race with a record of 2 - 4 - 1.  They  are on the road next weekend with games in Goderich on Friday and on Saturday in Tavistock.














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