Justin Tugwell, making his debut for the Lambton Shores Predators, was the star of the show leading the Preds to a win 5-1 win over the first place Leamington Flyers on Thursday night.
Tugwell made 53 saves, as the hometown Flyers outshot Lambton Shores, 54-19
"It was a very good game for Tugwell. He played outstanding. We had a lot of penalties and Tugwell came through for us. A lot of the calls we had were questionable" said Predators Head Coach Mark Davis.
Predators Captain Adam Arsenault led the way with the first goal of the period at 5:43.
Trevor Ladd earned a shorthanded goal for the Predators in the remaining five seconds of the first period to make it 2-0 Predators.
Predators Brett Thompson scored on a penalty shot followed by a goal from Kyle Brothers with 38 seconds remaining in the second period to give the Predators a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Trevor Ladd earned his second goal of the night at 19:15 of the third period to end the game at 5-1.
The only Flyer goal was scored by Brett Babkirk, on a powerplay, late in the second period. It was the only goal the Flyers were able to muster in 14 powerplay opportunities.
Predators next home game is tomorrow night (Sat, November 5th) against the St Thomas Stars. Face off is at 7:30 pm