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Petrolia Squires Beats Clinton
saturday october 18, 2014


The Petrolia Squires were back in action in WOAA Senior AA hockey league on Friday night when they hosted and defeated the Clinton Radars by a score of 6 - 4.

James Edgar gave the Squires the lead five minutes into the opening period with Rory Keane assisting.  The Radars Andrew VanVliet tied the game with 4:43 remaining in the period.

In the second the Squires scored two unanswered goals with the first at 2:33 on the power play by Shawn Waldie from Jeremiah Goodacre and Kraig Wright. Late in the period Kraig Wright gave the Squries the 3-1 lead assisted by Zac Macnaught and Dan Veenema.

Another early period power play goal widened the Squires lead with James Edgar scoring and Nathan Ansell and Waldie assisting.  Andrew VanVliet added his second goal for the Radars at 6:05 but just :31 seconds later Jeremiah Goodacre recaptured that goal and the Squires continue to lead 5 - 2.  Late into the period Petrolia suffered penalties that were costly as the Radar scored two back to back power play goals that narrowed the score to 5-4.  Tyler Elligsen and Mike Gillen scored for the Radars. However less than a minute later Dan Veenema scored to widen the lead and the Squires held on to take the win.  Shawn Waldie earned his 4th point of the game assisting on the play and Norm Leger also picked up a point on the final goal.

Clinton outshot the Squires 53 - 36.  Brandon Campbell earned the win for the Squires in net making 49 saves.  Ben Thomas of Clinton made 30 saves.

The Squires are currently undefeated with a record of 3 - 0.  The team looks to continue the streak next week when they host Tillsonburg on Friday October 24 at the Greenwood Recreation Centre in Petrolia.  Game time 8:00 pm.

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