Petrolia Squires win at home against Tavistock

pat brethauer  October 22,  2011

PETROLIA; On Friday night the Squires defeated the visiting Tavistock Royals by a score of 2 - 1 in WOAA Senior AA Hockey League action. 

Tavistock ran into penalty troubles just 2:00 minutes into the game to give the Squires the man advantage. On the powerplay JJ Martin recorded his first goal of the season assisted by Dan Veenema.  Petrolia's second goal came 2:59 seconds later when Scott Hull scored his 4th goal of the season assisted by Breyndan Belan and Brad Hull.  Both sides would continue and remain scoreless for the rest of the period and the second period as well.

In the third Tavistock took a powerplay advantage and narrowed the gap with Chad Swartzenruber scoring for the Royals with 4:23 remaining.  The Squires held on to take the 2 - 1 win.

The Royals outshot the Squires 44 - 30.  Justin Day earned the win for the Squires and Evan Groenestege took the loss for the Royals.  Both goalies are now 2 - 2 for the season.

The Squires are also 2 - 2 for the season as they head for Komoka for a 7:15 start on Saturday Oct 22 in the first of two games in a home/home series against the Komoka Classics.  Komoka Classics formally known as the Lucan/Ilderton Jets are now 3 - 0 for the season.

The two teams return to Petrolia next Friday Oct 28.

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