Jr A Flyers edged 6-5 in weekend game

January 20, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville team comes back from three goal deficit

They battled hard and came back after trailing by three goals in the second period but it wasn’t enough for the Orangeville Junior A Flyers to get back in Saturday (Jan. 16) night’s game again the St. Michaels Buzzers.

After a first period that ended in a 2-2- tie, including a short handed goal by Zack Lyons, the Flyers gave up three goals in the second period that left them trailing 5-2.

The Flyers fought hard for the rest of the period and managed to closed the gap when Ryan Barbosa scored with three minutes left on the clock.

Colin Rigney narrowed the score to a single goal when he found the back of the net with just 15 seconds remaining in the period.

That set up a third period with the Orangeville team within reach of tying it up but an late period goal gave St. Michals a two goal lead with three and a-half minutes left in the game.

The Flyers came close when they put an extra attacker on the ice and Lucas Smilsky scored with 1:30 remaining but they couldn’t get that final goal to keep the game alive.

The final was 6-5.

It was a fast paced and clean game with the Flyers spending only three minutes in the penalty box on minor penalties.

St. Michaels had a penalty free two periods before taking a misconduct on a check from behind in the third frame.

After the weekend the Flyers have a 20-21-1 record – that includes three overtime losses – good for 44 points.

That leaves them in fourth place in the West Division of the OJHL.

Over all they are looking good with a number 12 standing out of 22 teams in the in Leauge.

The Flyers will be on the road over the next couple of weeks including a couple of games at the

South-West Conference Showcase in Toronto.

They will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Saturday, February, 13, to host St. Michaels.

Game time is 7:00 p.m.

By Brian Lockhart

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