Jr A Flyers take loss to North York

December 9, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 11.07.42 PMBy Brian Lockhart

7-3 score ends penalty filled game

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers came up short Saturday (Dec. 5) night when they hosted the North York Rangers at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville.

The first period didn’t start off well when the Rangers opened the game scoring four goals before the buzzer sounded to end the frame.

Orangeville’s Kosta Likourezos notched a late period goal with 43 seconds left on the clock to put the Flyers on the scoreboard.

“It was one of those games, right from the drop of the puck it was not meant to be on our end,” Said Flyers head coach Jamie Caruso. “We’re really good defensively, our kids usually work hard, but before we blinked it was 4-0. I thought we allowed two weak goals.”

The only scoring in the second period was a North York goal that put all the pressure on the Flyers to do something in the third period.

The Flyers scored at the midway mark on a powerplay goal from Colin Rigney, but the Rangers came right back and notched a powerplay goal of their own to make it a 6-2 game.

Ethan Wiseman scored Flyers goal number three after taking the feed across the front of the net from Josh DeFarias.

A nal Rangers goal late in the game ended the night at 7-3.

“We told them, (after the sec- ond period) they have time to come back but they’ve got to get one early. They’ve got to get the next goal then keep pushing forward. We’ve been on the opposing end of a team getting four goals, three goals, in a matter of two or three minutes, so we know it can be done. But we were playing catch-up at that point. We were chasing the game tonight.”

The third period had several stop-pages when some rough stuff broke out resulting in 12 minutes in minor penalties for the Flyers and three misconducts.

The Rangers took 12 minutes in minors and two misconducts.

It was a disappointing night but a sin- gle game won’t make much difference in the big picture.

The Orangeville team has a 16-13-1 record and 35 points for the season.
The Flyers will have two home games this weekend at the Alder Street arena. On Friday, December 11, they will host the Toronto Patriots with a 7:30
p.m. start.

They will be back on the ice the following night, Saturday, December 12, to take on the Cobourg Cougars.

The puck drop for that game will be at 7:00 pm.

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