Rivermen trump Titans in Oakville

OAKVILLE – The Sr. B Rivermen added another “w” to their record Sunday in Oakville with an 8-3 win to lift themselves into a 12-point first place tie with the St. Catharines Saints. The Saints, however, hold two games in hand.

After Oakville’s Eric Wales scored at 2:53, the rest of the first period belonged to the Rivermen, who responded with two goals. Both of the goals were scored by Wayne VanEvery and assisted by Roger Vyse, and both came on powerplays resulting from bench penalties, as the Titans had too many men on the floor.

Oakville came out in the second period with a new resolve and evened the score with Wales’ second of the game 23 seconds in. With Murray Porter in the box for roughing, Wenster Green netted a shorthander from Stu Hill.

Greg Board scored what would be the Titans’ last goal on a powerplay, with Holden Vyse serving time for delay of game, but it was all Rivermen from that point on.

Holden Vyse scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season back-to-back while Roger Vyse closed the second period to give the Rivermen a 6-3 lead.

Holden Vyse made it a hat-trick at 11:45 of the third with assistance from Stu Hill and Cory Bomberry, and at 16:53, Stu Hill put the cherry on top of Six Nations’ win from Mike Miller shorthanded.

This week, the Titans are the guests at the Gaylord Powless Arena with an 8 p.m. start Saturday night.

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