London Nationals streak past Maroons 6-1

The London Nationals ran their home winning streak to 13 games Wednesday with a 6-1 victory over the Chatham Maroons.

Cameron Armstrong scored his first goal for the Maroons since being acquired at the trade deadline.

Maroons goalie Kevin Linker made 32 saves before 603 fans at Western Fair Sports Centre.

The first-place Nationals (35-5-1-2) moved six points ahead of second-place Leamington Flyers in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Western Conference.

The Maroons (16-16-1-7) remain in fifth place. They’ve fallen six points behind the fourth-place LaSalle Vipers, who beat the St. Marys Lincolns 4-1 Wednesday.

The Maroons are winless (0-4-0-1) against the Nationals this season. They’ve been outscored 38-15.

The Nationals led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Eric Guest and Michael Boushy.

Armstrong scored 6:04 into the second period, but the Nationals answered with tallies by Boushy and Noah Arsenault before the intermission.

The Maroons enjoyed a four-minute power play early in the third. They failed to score and gave up a short-handed goal to Max Vinogradov.

The Maroons finished 0-for-7 on the power play.

Rewdy Scott scored the Nationals’ final goal. Winning netminder Shawn Wiranata made 31 saves.