Jr A Flyers done for the season

March 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers are done for the season after losing their quarter-final playoff series against the Georgetown Raiders in five games.

The end of the Flyers season came on Wednesday (Mar. 9) night in Georgetown when the Orangeville team was shut-out 4-0 in the final game.

The series got underway on March 2, with the opening game of the best-of-seven series going in the Raiders’ favour with a 4-3 win after the Flyers battled back from a three goal deficit to notch three powerplay goals to tie the game and force an overtime period.

The Raiders took the game with a late goal in the OT period to lead the series 1-0.

Game two of the series also took place on Raiders home ice on March 5, and ended with a 7-3 Georgetown win after the Flyers allowed three goals in the first period and three more in the second that left them trailing 6-2 going into the third period.

The return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville for game three had the Flyers back in the series with a 5-4 overtime win.

After matching goals in all three periods the game was tied at four when the final buzzer sounded to end regulation time.

The teams returned for an overtime period and Orangeville’s Jack Jeffers notched the winner at 8:22 into the OT period.

The series moved to neutral ice at the Powerade Centre in Brampton for game four when scheduling conflicts left the

teams scrambling to find an ice surface.

The Raiders went ahead 3-1 in the series when the managed to stay one goal ahead of the Flyers for the entire game.

Orangville made a last ditch effort putting six attackers on the ice late in the third period and scored to make it a 4-3 game, but with only six seconds left on the clock they didn’t have time to get the tying goal.

The final game of the series ended with the Raiders blanking the Flyers 4-0 in game five to earn the right to advance to the next round.

The Flyers had a good season led by head coach Jamie Caruso.

At the end of the regular season the Orangeville squad was in third place in their division with 23 wins, 24 losses, two games that ended in a tie, and five games that were lost in overtime play.

The finished with 53 points for the season.

By Brian Lockhart

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