Alvinston Ices Lakers, Goalie Scores Too

The Alvinston Flags downed the Wallaceburg Lakers 5-1 on Wednesday night.

The Alvinston Flyers downed the Wallaceburg Lakers 5-1 on Wednesday night. Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin

The Wallaceburg Lakers had their first win of the season in sight following Brendan Ritchie’s first goal of the season on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Alvinston Flyers had other plans and scored five unanswered goals for a 5-1 road win.

Leading 1-0 after one period of play, the Lakers were in the driver’s seat, but were unable to hold the lead, or find the twine again.

Karsten Berg added to his team leading 9 points with two goals in the second period. Berg is currently fifth among league leaders. Kole Keating’s fifth goal of the year was a power play marker that pushed the Flyers’ lead to 3-1 just over one minute into the third. Devon Brown’s first sealed the deal at the 3:26 mark of the third.

Alvinston’s Cam MacAlpine laid claim to one of the most rare accomplishments in sports, as the netminder scored for the Flyers to put the game on ice 5-1. Unlike most goaltender goals, MacAlpine’s was not of the empty net variety. MacAlpine cleared the puck down the ice, where it was misplayed by Lakers back-up goaltender Alex Carriere. Carriere replaced Derion Ducedre in net with 13 minutes left in regulation after Ducedre was involved in a collision. MacAlpine also assisted on the earlier Devon Brown goal. Alvinston’s Jeremy VanDeven finished with 4 assists.

Wallaceburg falls to 0-5 while Alvinston improves to 2-3-0-1. The Lakers will continue their search for their elusive first win Sunday in Blenheim. The Flyers are in Lakeshore on Friday.

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