Western Royals‚Äô Michael Hynes misses a chance on the Gander Flyers net during senior hockey action Friday at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex.
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DEER LAKE Sean Wadden scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Gander Flyers upended the Western Royals 4-2 at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex on Friday night.
Chad Locke also buried two goals in the victory. Three of the Flyers goals came with the man advantage.
Mark Robinson and Darren Langdon answered back for the Royals.
Patty O‚ÄôBrien was steady between the pipes for the victors. Brad Dyke suffered the defeat at the other end of the ice.
Locke opened the scoring at 15:51 of the first, from Rob Mignardi and Steve Brazil.
The score remained 1-0 until the three-minute mark of the second, when Locke scored again from Brazil and Brad Slaney.
Robinson got the Royals on the board three minutes and 42 seconds later, with Adam Guy picking up the lone assist.
The two-goal cushion was restored by Wadden at 12:32. Steve Pearson and Matt Squires drew the helpers.
The‚ÄąRoyals cut the lead to 3-2 at 9:39, during a 5-on-3 power play, when Langdon knocked one home in front of the net. Robinson and Parker Deighan assisted.
Wadden sealed the win at 11:52, however, with another power-play goal that made it 4-2. Brazil and Slaney were credited with the assists.
The Flyers imp;roved to 6-11-3 on the year, while the Royals fell to 9-8-2.
The two teams now travel to‚ÄąGander to do it all again at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.