There was no hiding the disappointment in Dale Mitchell's face following Thursday night's 5-1 loss to St. Thomas. "The one thing that disappoints us as a staff, and group, is how we respond when games are tight like that."
Andrew Seminara put the Stars on the board first at 19:08 of the first period. The Flyers responded early in the second when Connor MacPherson scored his 25th of the season at 3:55 but it was downhill from there. St. Thomas went on to score four straight goals to ice the game. To cap the kind of night they were having the Flyers scored an own-goal late in the third that Connor Loerzel was credited for.
"There was no communication, no one stepping up and I think that's the one thing that disappointed a lot of us, especially being our last home game. We have a lot of respect for St. Thomas. They always play us hard. They beat us our home opener so how fitting they beat us at the end."
The Flyers are at St. Mary's Friday night before closing out the regular season at St. Thomas Sunday night. Leamington has a one point lead over London for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Nats host Sarnia Saturday and Strathroy Sunday.