The Windsor Star – October 24, 2011

The Leamington Flyers increased their lead for first place in the Western Conference with a 3-1 victory over the St. Thomas Stars Sunday night in junior B hockey action before a crowd of 465 at Heinz Arena.

Alex Seguin netted a goal eight seconds into the final frame to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Matt Ogden scored at the seven-minute mark to give the Flyers a two-goal lead.

St. Thomas scored with less than three minutes left to make a final push, but Nicholas Nicodemo added an empty-net goal to secure the win, as the Flyers moved three points ahead of the Stars with 23 points.

On Saturday night, the Flyers lost 5-4 in OT against the Legionnaires in Sarnia.

Sarnia’s Daniel Kikandrov scored on the power play at the 2: 10 mark of overtime.

Seguin scored two goals, while Brian Johnson and Jared Dennis added singles, Mitchell Amante had two assists and Darien Ekblad made 37 saves for the Flyers (9-4-3).

After the game, Ekblad was upset with referee Brian Somes, who called eight penalties on the Flyers.

“This (Brian) Somes character is the worst referee I have ever seen,” Ekblad tweeted.


Max Domi, the son of Belle River native Tie Domi, was in town Sunday when his London Knights defeated the Windsor Spitfires 6-3 at the WFCU Centre.

The 16-year-old Domi, who leads all OHL rookies in scoring with 15 points, was excited to be in the city where his father played most of his junior hockey.

“Big game in the old mans hometown tmw!” Max Domi posted on Twitter Saturday night.

Rick Dudley, director of player personnel with the Toronto Maple Leafs, was also at the WFCU Centre Sunday taking in the action between the Knights and Spitfires.


The Essex 73’s beat the Moore-town Flags 9-5 in junior C hockey in Mooretown Saturday.

Adam Dunmore, Tyler PopeFerguson and Brian Hamlin scored two goals each, Brett Beattie, Chad Hedrick and Scott Bromley added singles, Zack Miletic had four assists and Arren Romeri made 28 saves.

The 73’s (11-1-1) are in first place in the South Division with a seven-point lead on Belle River.

In other action, the Kingsville Comets have yet to win their first game of the season after a 4-3 loss to the Blenheim Blades.

The Comets, who trailed 4-0, fell short after a fierce rally in the third period.

Devin Shannon scored a pair of power-play goals and Bryce Doan added a single for the Comets, who are back in action tonight against the Wheatley Sharks.

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