After two wins in the GOJHL 2019 Showcase in Pelham, Ontario to start the season, the Flyers earned a third W during their home opener against the St. Thomas Stars on Thursday, September 12.
It was the second of two back-to-back shutouts made possible by the goaltending of Waite, who shut down 25 shots from Waterloo on Sunday, and Polidori, who stopped all 20 shots on Thursday.
After a scoreless first period, the Flyers caught fire in the second and never looked back. O’Neil led the Leamington attack with two goals. Nicholas Beneteau, Lucas Fancy, Jacob Kalandyk and Cameron Blanton, the newest addition to the Flyers roster, all scored to bring the final score to 6-0.
Beneteau, Blanton and Kalandyk scored their first goals of their GOJHL careers.
Flyers coach Cam Crowder said a steady goaltending effort from Polidori helped the offense find its feet early in the game. “Poli kept us in it at the beginning. We take a lot of pride in being good defensively, so to start the season off with two shut outs in the first three games is something we’re proud of.”
The Flyers face off again against the Stars tonight in St. Thomas. “They’re is going to come out hungry,” said Crowder, “so, we have to bring that energy on the road.”
Puck drop for tonight’s game is at 7:30 at the Joe Thornton Recreation Complex.