Americans move up a notch in standings

January 28, 2015   ·   0 Comments

With five games left on the regular season schedule, the Orangeville Americans moved up to the number eight spot in the South Division of the Greater Metro Hockey League after a 5-4 win over the Toronto Predators on Saturday, January 24, in Toronto.

It was a good result for the club after losing their home game in Orangeville to the Tottenham Steam on Wednesday, January 21, at the Alder Street arena.

The Steam arrived in Orangeville as the top team in the League with 32-5 record and 64 points.

The Tottenham team opened the scoring on a pair in the first period then followed up with three more in the second frame.

The Americans avoided the shut-out when Brett Bloor lit up the scoreboard on the Orangeville side with just over three minutes remaining on the clock.

The final was 7-1 for the Steam.

It was a different result when the O-ville team travelled to Toronto on Saturday, January 24, to take on the Predators.

After trailing 3-2 at the end of the first period and giving up a fourth goal in the second, the Americans responded with a mid period goal from David Hooper that made it a 4-3 game going into the final 20 minutes.

The Americans tied it up at four early in the third period on a powerplay goal from Brad Ferrell.

Neither team could break the tie and the game went into overtime to decide the winner.

Orangeville forward Earon Tourville got the winning goal at 15:27 into the overtime period.

The Americans have seven games left on the schedule for the regular season.

They will be on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Ice Jets on Saturday, January 31, and then to Halton on February 1.

They return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Wednesday, February 4, to host the Alliston Coyotes.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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