Alvinston dumps Amherstburg 6-3 in Jr. C hockey action

 

Dan Matoski beats Alvinston goalie Brett Avery on a breakaway. Matoski scored twice in the second period but Alvinston won the game 6-3.

Dan Matoski beats Alvinston goalie Brett Avery on a breakaway. Matoski scored twice in the second period but Alvinston won the game 6-3.

By Ron Giofu

 

Amherstburg Admirals head coach/GM Greg Prymack wasn’t making any excuses after his club dropped a 6-3 decision to the Alvinston Flyers Sunday night.

“They’re a good team and they kicked our (butts),” said Prymack.

The Admirals (16-16-1-1, 34 pts., seventh place) scored the first goal when Luke Gangnon found the back of the net but the Flyers (21-14-0-1, 43 pts., fourth place) scored three before the first period was out, including a pair of powerplay goals from Zach VanEyk and another tally from Joe Archer.

Three goals were scored in less than two minutes early in the second period with two of them being from Amherstburg’s Dan Matoski. Matoski scored on a breakaway at the 2:35 mark but Alvinston captain Dan Warner responded with a breakaway goal of his own at 3:26. Matoski made it a 4-3 game at 4:15 on a powerplay.

Alvinston pulled away in the third period with a powerplay goal by Chad Vaneyk and an unassisted goal from Kole Keating.

The Admirals were one-for-four on the powerplay while Alvinston was three-for-11. The Flyers held a 30-24 edge in shots.

“It wasn’t the start we were looking for,” said Prymack. “Alvinston has a good, offensive team. They played with 14 skaters and they worked their butts off.”

Reducing their amount of penalties was something the Admirals have to continue to work on, he believed.

“If we don’t stay out of the box, we’re not going to be successful,” said Prymack.

Prymack, whose club was fresh off a shootout win in Blenheim earlier in the week, said his team had been playing better.

“We were playing well until tonight,” said Prymack.

The Admirals will conclude this week with a busy schedule, playing games on four consecutive nights. On Thursday, they will host Wallaceburg in a game that was rescheduled from Jan. 5 when the region was hit by a snowstorm. They will be in Dresden Friday night before returning home to play the Blenheim Blades Saturday night and the Wheatley Sharks Sunday night. All games start at 7:30 p.m.

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