Americans fall to Ice Jets

November 5, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The good news is the Orangeville Americans played a good defensive game in Wednesday’s outing against the Toronto Blue Ice Jets.

The bad news is they didn’t get it going until the third period when they managed to stop the Toronto squad from doing any more damage.

The loss leaves the O-ville squad on the negative side in the standings with a 5-8 record for the season and a number nine spot in the Greater Metro Hockey League’s South Division standings.

The tone of Wednesday’s game was pretty much set when the Ice Jets scored five unanswered goals in the first period.

Going into the second period the Americans got on the board with an early goal from Steven Fowler and a follow up by Kurt Schmidt, but three more Ice Jets goals to end the frame blew the game wide open.

It does bode well for the Americans that they kept the scoring to zero in the third period – it means they can step it up when they have to. It just came too late in Wednesday’s game to make a difference in the outcome.

It was the first time the two squads have met this season. The Ice Jets are in third place in the South Division with 13 wins after 18 games.

The O-ville team had just come off a win on October 29, over Cambridge to put another two points in the far right column,

Tottenham remains in first place in the Division standings with only one loss this season.

The Americans will in Alliston tonight (Nov. 6.) to take on the Coyotes.

They travel to Tottenham on Saturday, November 7,) to face the steam.

They will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena on Wednesday, November 12, to host Meaford.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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