Flyers at Governor’s Showcase

October 1, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers took part in the annual Governors’ Showcase tournament held at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville on September 26 – 28.

The tournament is a yearly event that brings every team in the Ontario Junior Hockey League to one venue to expose players to university scouts.

The Flyers lost both of their games in the tournament.

In game one on Friday, the Flyers were up against he Trenton Golden Hawks.

After taking a two goal lead on a powerplay from Lucas Smilsky in the first period and a second from Smilsky in the second frame, the Golden Hawks responded with a single late in the frame.

The third period did all the damage when Trenton scored at 6:10 into the final period to tie it up then went ahead with two more to take the lead and leave the ice with a 4-2 win.

Smilsky was awarded the player of the game award for his efforts on the ice.

The Flyers second game of the tournament got underway on Saturday against the Cobourg Cougars and again the O-ville squad led off with the scoring with a goal early in the second period from Darren Nesbitt.

From there, the Cobourg team took over scoring two short-handed goals to take the lead then widening the gap with a third on a powerplay with :27 seconds left in the period.

Two more Cougars goals in the final twenty minutes shut the door on any Flyers attempt to get back into the game.

The Flyers get back into the regular season with road games on Friday (Oct. 3) in Burlington and North York on Sunday (Oct. 5)

They return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Saturday, October 11, when they will host the Hamilton Red Wings.

Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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