The Farmington Hills Flyers staged a two-goal, third period comeback to beat South Lyon Unified, 2-1, the second of the two game Metro High School Invitational played Saturday afternoon at the Novi Ice Arena.
After an evenly-played first period, the teams remained scoreless when South Lyon senior forward Cam Thomas threaded a pass though the neutral zone between the Flyers defenders to a speedy South Lyon junior forward Cory Hass, who broke in on net mender Hunter Myers. While skating between the circles, he was dragged down by one of the defenders and a penalty shot was called. Haas calmly skated in on Myers deked to the right, went to his left and back to the right again and delivered the puck to the back of the cage, giving South Lyon a 1-0 lead.
The score remained the same until the 13:55 mark of the third period, when South Lyon turned the puck over in its own zone, where Flyers defenseman Sean Devlin picked up the puck, slid it to forward Thad Zak, who then found forward Matt Goldin in the slot, shooting the puck high over sophomore goalie Justin Zabinski to even the score.
A scramble in front of South Lyon goalie Zabinski later in the third resulted in the eventual game-winner, with forward Austin Bottrell knocking in a rebound of a shot from defenseman Reede Burnett with only 4:20 remaining.
South Lyon pulled goalie Zabinski with less than a minute remaining to play, but could not obtain the game-tying goal.
The Flyers split their games in the Invitational, losing to Livonia Stevenson 5-3 Friday evening. South Lyon lost both of its games with an identical score of 2-1.
Flyers goalie Myers turned away 25 of the 26 South Lyon shots for the win, while Zabinski, who was making his first varsity start, turned away 28 of 30.