Bulldogs sweep Flyers


The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs swept into the Western Junior C League semi-finals last night with a 5-3 win in Game 4 of their opening round series against the Goderich Flyers.

Gerrit Satosek and Jacob Hutchings celebrate a Game 3 victory at home Sunday evening. (Josh Howald photo)


Kincardine and Walkerton, who had a first round bye for finishing first in the regular season, will now wait to see who their opposition will be. First place Walkerton will face the lowest seed to advance, while Kincardine will face the second lowest. (6) Hanover and (3) Mount Forest are tied at two games apiece, as is the Mitchell (4) and Wingham (5) series.

Mitchell will host the Ironmen for Game 5 of that series tonight, while Hanover has home ice tomorrow night against the Pats in that Game 5.

Last night in Goderich, Kincardine native Marcel Fohkens scored twice in a 17 second span to give the Flyers an early lead in Game 4 - their first lead of the series. But Logan Frieburger and Brady Richards had second period goals for the 'Dogs to tie things up headed for the third period. Freiburger's tally was a power play goal from Matthew Mah and Patrick Wiejak. Eric Langridge and Shane Vollmer assisted on Richards' goal.

Trent Michie scored early in the third period to again give the Flyers a lead in Game 4. But Shawn Moore drew the Bulldogs even with a power play goal from Brett Burrows less than two minutes later. Richards scored the go-ahead goal two minutes after that with help from Wiejak. Richards completed the hat trick with an empty net goal to finish off this series with 12 seconds remaining. Vollmer assisted.

Jacob Hutchings stopped 23 of 26 shots he faced to pick up his fourth playoff win, while Nathan Watson allowed four goals on 27 shots for Goderich. The Bulldogs outscored Goderich 27-10 in this four game series.

Game 6 between Mitchell and Wingham is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Wingham. If necessary, Game 7 would be played Sunday 6 p.m. in MItchell.

Mount Forest and Hanover will play a Game 6 on Friday in Hanover at 8 p.m. If a seventh game is needed, it would be Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Forest.