Maroons Cling to First With OT Win
The Leamington Flyers picked up a win which could have vaulted them over the Chatham Maroons in the GOJHL Western Conference standings. Chatham however, battled hard Sunday night at Memorial Arena, picking up a 6-5 overtime victory, in which they scored the winning goal with only 0.4 seconds remaining.
Chatham’s powerplay was clicking all game, starting with a goal from Brennan Feasey in the first period to put the Maroons up 1-0. Steven Szekesy and Brayden Hopkins assisted on the goal.
Feasey opened the scoring in the second period only 31 seconds into the frame, before Sarnia answered back with the Maroons down a man. On their own powerplay however, Chatham would regain their lead as captain Sean Myers buried one. Conor Doran would score for Chatham to make the score 4-1 heading into the third.
After Alex Morgan scored shorthanded, with assists going to Feasey and Nate Pietens to open the third, Chatham looked to have the game in control with a 5-1 lead, but Sarnia had other ideas, battling all the way back to tie the game 5-5 and send it to overtime.
After trading chances in the extra frame, Maroons leading scorer Michael Verboom scored with less than one second left on the clock to give Chatham the win. Feasey picked up his fourth point of the night assisting on the winner.