A slow start for the Goderich Flyers cost them in a 5-1 loss to Walkerton in the Provincial Junior Hockey League.
Connor Patton scored Walkerton's first goal at the 28-second mark of the first period at the Maitland Rec Centre Sunday, which was followed by a goal from Reid Simmons at 1:13.
Lauchlin Elder's marker and a short-handed effort from Jordan Caskenette put the Hawks up 4-0 with 12 minutes remaining in the opening frame.
Goderich's Tyler McCracken and Jack Francis assisted on Logan Kellington's goal, which broke Walkerton netminder Kallen Macumber's shutout bid with 6:17 left in the third.
Lauchlin Elder's second goal of the game put Walkerton ahead 5-0 in the second period.
The loss drops Goderich's record to 1-and-2.
Flyers' head coach David Errington says his team has battled through every game so far, and points to Friday's rally from a 3-1 deficit as Goderich defeated Kincardine 4-3 at the Davidson Centre.
Errington notes the speed at which the Hawks skate, and that Walkerton was continually pushing the Flyers to the outside of the ice along the boards while taking control of the puck.
The Flyers visit Walkerton on Friday night and travel to Mitchell on Saturday, then host Mitchell at MRC Sunday at 2:30pm.