Americans battle through tough week

October 22, 2014   ·   0 Comments

Slump leaves squad winless in three games

The Orangeville Americans took it on the chin this week suffering three losses that dropped them to ninth place in the South Division of the Greater Metro Hockey League.

The squad hit the slump after a season that saw them jump ahead in the early going with some impressive wins, but this past week was just wasn’t on their side.

On Sunday, October 14, the squad travelled to Niagara and took a 9-6 loss after leading 6-2 at the end of the first period – then giving up seven unanswered goals to the Whalers in the final 20 minutes.

The return to the Alder Street arena in Orangeville for their regular Wednesday night home game was another disappointment when they gave up a 10-3 loss to the Tottenham Steam. The Americans scored all of their goalsl in the second period.

The final game of the week took place when the squad took the trip up to Bracebridge on Saturday, October 18, to battle the Blues.

After playing to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first period the Americans were shut out in the second and third periods and had to settle for a 6-2 loss.

It’s still early in the season and there is a long way to go on the schedule.

The Americans are capable of playing good hockey and no doubt their practice sessions this week are going to be intense.

The squad hosted Cambridge last night (Oct. 22) with results too late for press time.

They will be in Temiscaming on Friday (Oct. 24) then will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena on Wednesday, October 29, to host the Toronto Ice Jets.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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