Jr A Flyers win over Milton in OT

November 26, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Junior A Flyers won their Saturday night game against the Milton Icehawks, but they had to go into overtime to get the job done.

The Flyers found themselves trailing at the end of the first period when the Icehawks got a jump on the scoring, opening the game with a marker at 3:49 into the period.

They followed up with a second goal at the midway mark to lead by two and put the pressure back on the Flyers to respond.

O-ville forward Lucas Smilsky answered early in the second period when he took the feed from Derek Topatigh and placed the puck over Milton goalie Scott Smith who was prone on the ice after a scramble in front of the Milton net.

Darren Nesbitt topped it up for the Flyers late in the frame when he scored on a short-handed effort to make it a 2-2 game going into the final 20 minutes of play.

Neither team could find the back of the net in third period and the teams returned to the ice for the five minute regulation four-on-four overtime period.

The Flyers took the win when James McLaughlin got the winner on an assist from Nesbitt at 2:22 into the period to end the game.

It was the Flyers 13th win of the season.

At 25 games in, the O-ville squad has a

13-12 record – that includes one tie and two overtime losses – good for 29 points and a second place in the West Division standings of the OJHL.

In the bigger picture, Trenton continues to lead the League with 42 points and six losses after 26 games.

The West Division Georgetown Raiders are in second place over all with 40 points followed by the Aurora Tigers who lead the North Division and are third over all with 39 points for the season.

Next Games:

The Flyers have two games scheduled for this week. On Friday, November 28, they will be in Trenton to take on the Golden Hawks at Duncan arena.

That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The Orangeville squad returns to Alder Street for their regular Saturday night game the following night, Saturday, November 29, to host the Whitby Fury.

The puck drop is slated for 8:00 p.m.

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