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Jr A Flyers making gains as season progresses

October 22, 2014   ·   0 Comments

.500 weekend for Orangeville

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers have a 9-7 record after a weekend that saw them lose one game at home but pick up the win the next day in an afternoon game.

The squad was shut-out 3-0 during their home game against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres on Saturday (Oct. 18) on home ice at the Alder Street arena.

After giving up a powerplay goal in the first period, the Flyers were trailing 2-0 at the end of the second then gave up another powerplay goal in the third to end the game.

They returned the following day to host the Mississauga Charges with a 3:30 p.m. start.

This time the Flyers had a better start scoring two unanswered goals in the first period from Lucas Smilsky and Devon Gillham.

A single in the second from from Ryan Anton gave O-ville a three goal lead.

Moving in the final 20 minutes, the lead fell apart when Mississauga scored four times and the Flyers notched a single – to make it a 4-4 game.

It went into overtime to decide the winner.

Orangeville’s Smilsky got the winning goal on a powerplay effort at 4:59 into the OT period to give the Flyers the win.

It was the Flyers’ ninth win of the season after 16 games – good for 19 points and a second place standing in the West Division of the OJHL.

Overall, Trenton and Cobourg lead the League tied a 24 points.

The Flyers will be back on home ice this Saturday, October 25, to host the Kingston Voyageurs.

Game time is 7:00 p.m.

         

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