The Leamington Flyers erased three one-goal deficits en route to a 4-3 win over the Chatham Maroons on Thursday in Leamington.
The Chatham Maroons held three leads, but they couldn’t hold off the Leamington Flyers on Thursday.
The Flyers kept coming back and finally pulled out a 4-3 win before 802 fans at Highbury Canco Arena in Leamington.
The Maroons have lost three straight games and five of six.
Cam Symons, Aleksa Babic and Zach Power scored for the Maroons (14-14-1-6), who are in fifth place in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference.
The second-place Flyers (27-7-1-2) are three points behind the London Nationals.
Maroons starting goalie Kevin Linker allowed three goals on 29 shots in the first two periods. Bryce Walcarius stopped seven of eight in the third period but took the loss.
Symons opened the scoring at 2:57 of the first period against his former team. He and fellow forward Lucas Fancy were acquired from the Flyers last month for forwards Maddux Rychel and Griffin Robinson.
Thursday’s game was the first between the longtime rivals since the trades.
Ex-Maroon Josh King tied the score at 4:46 of the first period, but Babic restored the Maroons’ lead at 7:39.
The Flyers drew even again in the second period on Jacob Kalandyk’s goal at 5:08.
Power gave the Maroons their third one-goal lead at 11:50, but Dylan Weston of the Flyers replied at 14:26.
Nicholas Beneteau put the Flyers ahead for the first time with the winning goal at 10:04 of the third period.
The Maroons were scoreless in the third despite outshooting the Flyers 15-8.
Rychel and Robinson each had one assist for the Flyers. Rychel also received a game misconduct early in the third period for shooting the puck over the glass.
Symons received a game misconduct, too, for checking from behind early in the second period.
Flyers goalie Ryan Polidori made 27 saves.
The Maroons were 0-for-4 on the power play. The Flyers were 0-for-5.
The Flyers lead the season series 3-1. All three of their wins were one-goal decisions.
The Maroons will host the sixth-place Strathroy Rockets at 7 p.m. Sunday at Chatham Memorial Arena. The teams are separated by only one point.